Nation Building: The Experience of Southeast Asia
Politics,Society,Southeast Asia
By Michael S. H. Heng - 11 May 2016

Nation Building: The Experience of Southeast Asia

The results of applying the model of the nation-state in Asia have not been encouraging. There are recurring problems of ethnic conflict, religious polarization, and separatism, which erupt now and then in violence.
Human-Scale Economics: Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Northeastern Thailand
Society,Southeast Asia

By Joel D. Moore and John A. Donaldson - 28 Apr 2016

Human-Scale Economics: Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Northeastern Thailand

Chinese Investments Springing Up in Malaysia
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

By Tuan Yuen Kong - 19 Apr 2016

Chinese Investments Springing Up in Malaysia

Vietnam’s New Leadership and Its Prospects for Relations with China
Politics,Southeast Asia

Vietnam’s New Leadership and Its Prospects for Relations with China

On April 7, 2016, Vietnam’s leadership transition was completed when the National Assembly elected Nguyen Xuan Phuc as the new Prime Minister, replacing Nguyen Tan Dung.  
Vietnam and the Philippines: Learning Together for Primary Care Payment Reform
Society,Southeast Asia

Vietnam and the Philippines: Learning Together for Primary Care Payment Reform

Vietnam and the Philippines have both prioritized universal health coverage on their health reform agendas. Both countries have been trying to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and are striving to deal with growing challenges of population aging and chronic disease.
By Sarah Bales - 16 Apr 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
China’s “Belt and Road” and Southeast  Asia: Challenges and Prospects
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

China’s “Belt and Road” and Southeast Asia: Challenges and Prospects

In 2013 Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, both of which constitute the “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) development framework.
Myanmar’s New Leadership and Prospects for Sino-Myanmar Relations
Politics,Southeast Asia

Myanmar’s New Leadership and Prospects for Sino-Myanmar Relations

On March 15, 2016, Myanmar’s newly-elected parliament, dominated by Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy, elected Htin Kyaw, Suu Kyi’s close aide and confidant, as Myanmar’s next president — the country’s first civilian president since the military coup d’état of September 18, 1988.  
Singapore’s Dollar Defense of 1985 and its Relevance for China
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

Singapore’s Dollar Defense of 1985 and its Relevance for China

There are valuable lessons that policy makers can draw from the successful defense of the Singapore dollar against depreciation pressure in 1985 and interestingly, the case bear many resemblances to the RMB situation today.
Cinematic Rupture: Reading Cambodia’s Genocide through Deleuze and Guattari
Society,Southeast Asia

Cinematic Rupture: Reading Cambodia’s Genocide through Deleuze and Guattari

This paper will deploy Deleuze and Guattari’s geophilosophy to read the political economy of contemporary Cambodia as a stratum that emerged from the deterritorializing mechanisms of the Khmer Rouge genocide and politicide.
Laos And The Silk Road Economic Belt
Economy,Southeast Asia

Laos And The Silk Road Economic Belt

In his April 2014 meeting with the visiting Laotian Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, Chinese President Xi Jinping highlighted the need for China and Laos to intensify their comprehensive strategic partnership to achieve their national development goals.
Governance of the Mekong River: Is it Doomed?
Environment,Southeast Asia

Governance of the Mekong River: Is it Doomed?

A total of six countries — China, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand — have relied on the Mekong River for generations. This shared use in the absence of clear ownership makes the river a regional transboundary common pool resource.
By Heejin Han - 10 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
“A New Type of International Relations”: Xi Jinping's 2015 State Visits to the UK, Vietnam, and Singapore
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

“A New Type of International Relations”: Xi Jinping's 2015 State Visits to the UK, Vietnam, and Singapore

In his address to the United Nations General Assembly in late September 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping advocated for a new type of international relations that is based on practical win-win cooperation.
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