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Indonesian Democracy is Best Understood as Existing in a State of Disorder
Indonesian democracy operates in a state of institutional and political disorder, writes Abdil Mughis Mudhoffir. The growth of illiberal policies should be seen as a norm rather than a symptom of liberal democratic decay.
Australia-Vietnam: An Ambassador’s Reflection
In a speech to an Australia-Vietnam forum, John McCarthy, who served as ambassador to Vietnam between 1981 and 1983, reflects on the historical trajectory of 50 years of official diplomatic relations.
New Japan-South Korea-US Trilateral a Test of Leadership
The new Japan-South Korea-US trilateral framework is built on historically shaky foundations, writes Purnendra Jain. The question is whether it can survive future changes of leadership.
Malaysia: A Time of Political Contradictions
Malaysia’s latest electoral test reveals a country torn between old authoritarian instincts, imbued with ethno-religious undercurrents, and aspirations for a thriving modern democracy – which tendency will triumph is yet to be determined, writes Bridget Welsh.
America’s “New” China Narrative
The common China narrative of US politicians and commentators until recent times was one of fear over the inexorable rise of Chinese power; now they now see a threat in gathering economic decline, writes James K. Galbraith. This misses the real story – how the China rivalry plays into the 2024 elections.