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India’s Quiet Rise
The stalling of China’s four-decade-long economic boom has thrown into relief the emergence of India, Asia's other demographic giant, as a geopolitical and economic force, writes Brahma Chellaney.
Saving ASEAN's Mission for Myanmar
The Myanmar crisis presents ASEAN with a test of its relevance and cohesion in solving politically sensitive regional problems, writes Muhammad Waffaa Kharisma. This week’s ASEAN summit in Jakarta struggled to paper over differences and keep consensus alive.
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.