Region-Indonesia and South East Asia

Southeast Asia snapshot #40

SOVINDA PO | The Outcome of the 2022 ASEAN Summit The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) conducted its 40th and 41st ASEAN Summit… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #39

SOVINDA PO | The current situation in Myanmar The military coup in Myanmar took place over a year ago. While the military chief made… Read More

Souteast Asia snapshot #38

SOVINDA PO | Malaysian Prime Minister dissolves Parliament Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced the dissolution of the Malaysian Parliament, on 10 October… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #36

SOVINDA PO | Singapore to consider cancelling culture laws In a recent interview, Singapore’s Law Minister, Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam, revealed the possibility of including… Read More

Privatising Poverty Series Part 3: The anti-democratic aims of right-leaning neo-liberalism

RON BEVACQUA | The first post in this blog series noted that the ILO, USAID, and Word Bank began implementing programs that targeted the… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #35

SOVINDA PO | Najib Razak and Rosmah Mansor sentenced to prison in Malaysia The former Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak, was recently sentenced… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #34

SOVINDA PO | Thai court suspends Prime Minister Prayuth from official duties On 24 August 2022, the Constitutional Court of Thailand suspended Prime… Read More

Privatising Poverty Series Part 2: Market-based development vs structural adjustment―same same, but different

RON BEVACQUA | Some comments on the first post in this blog series linked market-based development to the structural adjustment programs (SAPs) pursued by… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #33

SOVINDA PO | South East Asia’s views on Pelosi visit to Taiwan In a surprising move the United States Speaker of the House of… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #32

SOVINDA PO | Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei, and Macau are added to US blacklist On 19 July the United States added Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei, and… Read More

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