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Malaysia’s #Kitajagakita invigorates political activism and tackles apathy
A new political movement driven by the grassroots is gaining momentum in Malaysia. Centred on the hashtag #kitajakakita, it embodies ordinary citizens’ responses to crises without political interference and red tape, writes Clarissa Ai Ling Lee.
The mixed legacy in Asia of America's War on Terror
Twenty years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, terrorism expert Zachary Abuza reflects on the legacy of the war on terror in Southeast Asia.
The bamboo breaks: Thailand's diplomatic challenge
Despite Thailand’s status as America’s “oldest ally” in Asia, a combination of external and internal forces has been drawing Bangkok closer to Beijing. Jittapat Poonkham argues that for Thailand to retain its autonomy, a new activist foreign policy model is necessary in which it exercises greater leadership through regional diplomatic innovation and advocacy.
Diana Nguyen: Shining a Light on Inclusion
“If you have a dream, please go and take it and grab it with joy”, says Vietnamese-Australian actor, comedian and writer, Diana Nguyen.
Is Japan Returning to the Revolving Door Leadership?
Just a year after Yoshihide Suga became Prime Minister of Japan, his sudden resignation has raised fears of a return to a “revolving door” leadership. But as Purnendra Jain writes it also offers hope for a change in politics as a young generation asserts itself.