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Asialink Webinar Series: The Future of Pragmatism in Cambodia: Election Analysis
On 23 July, general elections were held in Cambodia to elect members of the National Assembly.This year's elections are ambiguous in nature, with many people asking 'how could these elections create change?' After the dissolution of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, the main opposition party in 2017, many have claimed that voting has simply become a sign of loyalty to the Cambodian People's Party (CPP). The CPP is current led by Prime Minister Hun Sen, who assumed this position in 1984, making him one of the world's longest serving leaders.
Unlike China, India Cannot Be an Economic Superpower
Indian and international observers once thought that the Chinese Communist Party would mismanage economic policy, leaving democratic India to emerge as the bigger and more developed economy of the two. Instead, writes Ashoka Mody, India is now paying the price for underinvesting in its human capital and gender equality.
Seventy Years on, the Korean War Still Resonates
Seven decades after the signing of the Korean War armistice there are lessons to be drawn for a region that faces a continuing risk of armed conflict, writes John Blaxland.
Malaysia's State Elections: Test for “decent, inclusive Malaysia”
Upcoming elections in six Malaysian states will test the success of an Islamist campaign in the Malay heartland to “disparage and delegitimise” Anwar Ibrahim's eight-month-old government and aspirations for inclusive politics, writes Clive Kessler.
Time for action not words from Manila on Human Rights
As Ferdinand Marcos Jr. enters his second year in office, the Philippines President must back up his promises to improve human rights with action, including accountability for past crimes, writes Carlos Conde.