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ASEAN May Play Key Role in Korean Peninsula Talks

The group of Southeast Asian nations has managed to stay engaged with the Hermit Kingdom, Richard Javad Heydarian reports from Pyongyang. Weeks ahead of the...
Emil Dardak, 33, is a deputy gubernatorial candidate for East Java. Photo: Ceritalah

Is This the Future Face of Indonesian Politics?

Emil, the 33-year-old regent of Trenggalek, is running for a deputy governor post in East Java after making his way up the ranks off...
Cryptocurrencies' prices in real money are too volatile to make them useful for measuring value. Photo: Bloomberg

Cryptocurrencies: The Economist’s Perspective

On December 19, 2017, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) advised caution over cryptocurrencies. A fewdays later, a similar warning was issued by the...

China, Philippines Seek to Share South China Sea

Proposed joint development agreement for contested area's oil and gas underscores diplomatic warming trend but faces legal hurdles and political risks. China and the Philippines...
ASEAN-China Summit

What can ASEAN offer China?

Political researchers commonly recognise “Pax Britannica” as the defining label for the 19th century and the “American Century” for the 20th; most recently, the term...

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POLITICS

ASEAN May Play Key Role in Korean Peninsula Talks

The group of Southeast Asian nations has managed to stay engaged with the Hermit Kingdom, Richard Javad Heydarian reports from Pyongyang. Weeks ahead of the...

Is This the Future Face of Indonesian Politics?

Emil, the 33-year-old regent of Trenggalek, is running for a deputy governor post in East Java after making his way up the ranks off...

China, Philippines Seek to Share South China Sea

Proposed joint development agreement for contested area's oil and gas underscores diplomatic warming trend but faces legal hurdles and political risks. China and the Philippines...

ECONOMY

Cryptocurrencies: The Economist’s Perspective

On December 19, 2017, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) advised caution over cryptocurrencies. A fewdays later, a similar warning was issued by the...

MRAgration — ASEAN’s step towards labour mobility, explained

If you want to work abroad, you typically need a job offer and a work permit. If you are in a regulated profession—i.e., if...

Did Trump Just Launch A Trade War?

Last Thursday, US President Do­­­nald Trump signed a proclamation to raise tariffs for steel by 25% and for aluminium by 10%. It sent shockwaves across...

SOCIETY

Four Nations Unite Against MasterChef UK Judge Over Rendangate

The “crispy rendang” controversy is heating up, with the people of four nations uniting to slam a MasterChef UK judge for suggesting that Malaysians...

What This Malaysian Teacher’s Struggle Says About the Strength of Southeast...

From an Indonesian mayor to a make-up magnate in Myanmar, more and more women are refusing to accept the status quo. In 2009, Indira Gandhi,...

Why Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ matters

Press freedom is now more important than ever. Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' provides an important lesson for us to learn about holding power accountable. I...