Southeast Asia

Indonesia Can Learn from Germany regarding Corruption Prevention and Control

Corruption is like a cancer that is eating away in Indonesia. This haram practice hinders the nation's progress, hinders development, and exacerbates social inequality....

Struggling for OECD membership, Indonesia Needs to Re-understand the Contestation in Global Tax Politics

In the summer of 2023, Indonesia initiated the intention to join the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Following a year, in the...

A Look Into the Hurdles and Prospects of Sino-Bangladesh Relations

The Prime Minister of Bangladesh is scheduled to visit China from 8 to 11 July 2024. Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) talks and 17...

Understanding Jokowi’s Return to Power in Indonesia

Indonesia, the fourth most populous country in the world spanning over 17,000 islands, held its Presidential elections on 17 April, which saw the revival...

Sanctions Might Not Bring the Political Change the West Wants in Cambodia

Cambodia’s economic growth remains under threat, as the European Union (EU) begins the process of removing the country from the Everything-But-Arms (EBA) scheme, and...

Indonesian Presidential Election: Jokowi 2.0

Indonesia, the biggest country of the Southeast Asian region, and world’s third largest democracy which houses the highest number of Muslims in the world,...

With Junta Leader Victorious as PM, Thailand’s “Democracy” Is Just a Facade

Thailand's Parliament recently selected its next Prime Minister, but there was never any real doubt about who would emerge the winner: 2014 coup leader...

Thailand’s Military Junta Comes Gunning for Rising Political Star

While the results of Thailand’s March 24 elections are somewhat undetermined, the advent of a new progressive pro-democracy voice has ruffled the feathers of...

China Leans Towards Reforming WTO’s National Security Exception

On Monday, May 13, China submitted its “Proposal on WTO Reform”, a synopsis of the Chinese government’s latest thoughts on how the World Trade...

Cambodia Entrapped by China’s New Silk Road Dominance

China's ambitions for world domination under the presidency of Xi Jinping are well known. In 2013 Xi Jinping, who aims at permanent power, unveiled his...

Amidst Uncertainty, Two Key Takeaways from the Thai Elections

On March 24, Thais went to the polls for the first time in eight years. Most Thais approached the election with a mix of...

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