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The Philippines' Marcoses given new lease on political life
The election of Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr as Philippines President is another chapter in the country's populist political history, writes Benjamin Kang Lim.
The liberal order’s illiberal turn: implications for Southeast Asia
The clash of online opinions surrounding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine reveals support for pro-Russia, pro-Putin narratives in Southeast Asia. Untangling why such rhetoric is attractive points to deep dissatisfaction with the existing liberal international order, and, as Lee Sue-Ann writes, Southeast Asia can play a part in helping the world avoid worse alternatives.
The Philippines Presidential Elections: a story of duelling legacies
At stake in the Philippines elections next week is more than national leadership. Voters are passing judgment on competing narratives over the country’s political history, writes Reynaldo Ileto.
The return of Ramos-Horta
Michael Leach analyses the implications of Jose Ramos Horta’s return to the presidency in Timor-Leste.
Old rivalries and party splits: The presidential runoff in Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste will choose a new president next week after a two-round election that has exposed historic rivalries and political fissures that could affect the country’s political stability, writes Michael Leach.