Behind the Facade: Election Under Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia

Since the 1990s, vast sums of money and time have been invested in training and resources to hold elections around the world, including in parts of Southeast Asia. The conventional wisdom is that elections either enable or consolidate democracy. Where they do not have either of these effects, the reasoning goes, it’s because the design of elections is not yet right, or conditions in which they have been held are not yet sufficiently matured as to make democracy possible. 

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Trump, Le Pen and the enduring appeal of nationalism

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Rebalance to Asia Led to Drop in Security Assistance for Southeast Asia

Rebalance to Asia Led to Drop in Security Assistance for Southeast Asia

In 2011, the Obama administration launched an approach to East Asia called the “rebalance to Asia.” One aspect of the rebalance was supposed to be strengthening security relationships in Southeast...

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Are ‘democracy’ and ‘human rights’ Western colonial exports? No. Here’s why.

Are ‘democracy’ and ‘human rights’ Western colonial exports? No. Here’s why

Political theorist Loubna El Amine of Georgetown University argues that aspirations for democratic politics from Hong Kong to the Middle East are a modern demand more than a borrowing from the "...

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Asia-Pacific Elites Widely Linked to Leaked Panama Papers—What Next?

Asia-Pacific Elites Widely Linked to Leaked Panama Papers—What Next?

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East Asia and the Pacific Economic Update: Growing Challenges

World Bank, East Asia and the Pacific Economic Update: Growing Challenges

The most recent World Bank East Asia and the Pacific Economic Update: Growing Challenges predicts that the Philippines and Vietnam among  the larger developing ASEAN economies enjoy the...

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Reporting on Life, Death and Corruption in Southeast Asia

Reporting on Life, Death and Corruption in Southeast Asia

Thomas Fuller on his time as the Southeast Asia correspondent for The International Herald Tribune and The New York Times from 2006 until February 2016

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How Southeast Asian and Bangladeshi Extremism Intersect

How Southeast Asian and Bangladeshi Extremism Intersect, the latest report from the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), looks at how Southeast Asian and Bangladeshi extremism are becoming increasingly intertwined, making the traditional distinction between South and Southeast Asia obsolete, at least as far as counter-terrorism is concerned.

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