Southeast Asia

Stagnant Corruption Perception Index, Evidence of the Dilapidation of Corruption Eradication in Indonesia

President Jokowi's term of leadership is almost reaching the finish line. However, ironically, the fate of eradicating corruption in Indonesia is becoming increasingly worrying....

Phenomenon ‘Pork Barrel’ Politics in Indonesia

Recently, Indonesian people have been shocked by the film Dirty Vote, a masterpiece that provides the public with an understanding of the fraud that...

Indonesia’s Presidential election: Likely Impact on the Country’s External Relations

Indonesia’s presidential election will be held on Feb. 14, 2024 -- final campaign events by all three candidates were held on Feb. 10, 2024....

Cambodia: What Lies Behind the Sudden Resignation of Prime Minister Hun Sen?

The fact that Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, now 71 according to the latest official change to his date of birth, has been seeking...

Myanmar Crisis, ASEAN’s Soft View and Diplomacy

The week of mid-July has been eventful and captivating for ASEAN-watchers, with several significant meetings taking place. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)...

ASEAN-China Defense Cooperation: Recent Developments

Defense cooperation is widely regarded as the highest level of collaboration between nations, typically pursued only when there is a significant level of trust...

ASEAN’s Digital Future: Promising but not Without Difficult Challenges

Despite ASEAN’s digital economy making head waves through its projected growth of more than $1 trillion by 2030, ASEAN’s digital future still faces tough...

Cambodia: Candlelight Election Ban Shows Paris Peace Agreements More Important Than Ever

The Paris Peace Agreements on Cambodia were signed on October 23, 1991, just weeks before the collapse of the Soviet Union which could no...

The Myanmar Question in the ASEAN Summit 2023: Lessons for the Future

Leaders from Southeast Asia gathered in Indonesia on May 10 and made a demand for an urgent end to the conflict in the military-run...

Myanmar Must Be Fixed

We live in a world in which a great Asian humanitarian crisis is still being ignored with not much substance being done about it....

Cambodia: Democratic World Must Deny Hun Sen Legitimacy after Election with No Opposition

Two weeks after my article "Cambodia: Government invents red tape to stop opposition registering for election" appeared in The Geopolitics, my worst predictions have come true. I...

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Empowering Women: Fostering Collective Action in Nepalese Cooperatives

Collective action has been a fundamental aspect of human...

A Real and Charming China in the Eyes of Taiwan Youths

As the yearning for more cross-Straits communications between the...

Why Macron Is Thinking About Western Intervention in Ukraine

Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, initially took a...

Ensuring Israeli Security and Palestinian Liberation to Avert World War

The post-October 7 Israel-Hamas war highlights perhaps the sheerest...

To Secure a Peaceful and Prosperous Future, Women Must Be Included at All Levels

For the first time in our history, Northern Ireland...