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Thai court dissolves FFP

Dissolution of Thai opposition party a troubling, yet predictable development

A few days ago, Thailand’s Constitutional Court dissolved the opposition Future Forward Party on grounds it took an illegal loan from its leader, the...
A nurse prepares medicine for coronavirus patients

Cambodia Is the Weakest Link in Global Fight Against Coronavirus

Early in 1984, the Vietnamese authorities who had occupied Cambodia since the fall of the Khmer Rouge in 1979 decided that a wall had...
Huawei outlet

Transatlantic Relations in Crisis: Huawei Gets Partial Access in European 5G Networks

The recent news of the London School of Economics (LSE) being  in talks with Chinese tech giant Huawei for funding (to the tune of...
People in protective suits at a health checkpoint in Beijing

How China Shapes the Narrative of “Whistleblower” Doctor’s Death

The passing of Dr. Li Wenliang, one of the doctors who blew the whistle on initial outbreak of Coronavirus and was therefore silenced by...
Kem Sokha, Sam Rainsy and, Hun Sen

The Odious Trial of Kem Sokha in Cambodia

Exactly three years ago on 11 February 2017, I resigned as leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), the opposition party which just...
Sam rainsy

Sam Rainsy’s Attempted Return to Cambodia Shows Hun Sen Is Running out of Time

Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy told everyone that he would be back in Cambodia for independence day celebrations on November 9. He never made...
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Growing Trend of Majoritarian Authoritarianism in South Asia

While it is no secret that majoritarian nationalism, culminating in Donald Trump becoming the US president in 2016 and Brexit in the UK, is...

Germany and the Huawei Dilemma

In a recent interview given to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany’s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer spoke against banning Huawei from building Germany’s 5G network. The...
PM Modi and President Bolsonaro

Bolsonaro and Modi: A Populist Union

As India gets ready for its seventieth Republic Day celebrations all eyes would be on Jair Bolsonaro who is going to be the guest...