165 articles found : Show all articles
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.
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.
Asialink Webinar Series: Anwar's States of the Nation: six elections, one future?
Elections in six Malaysian states on 12 August are being billed as a referendum on Anwar Ibrahim's leadership less than a year after he led a federal unity government to power.
One Year In, Marcos Jr. Struggles to Govern
After a landslide election win, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has struggled to live up to the hype in his first year in power, write Cleve V. Arguelles and Jose Miguelito Enriquez.
Thailand’s Quest for a New Prime Minister
Thailand’s prolonged quest for a new prime minister is a test of the country’s cohesion and talent for political compromise, writes Siripan Nogsuan Sawasdee.