Pillar 1: Governance and democracy

Southeast Asia snapshot #51

SOVINDA PO | The outcomes of the 42nd ASEAN Summit   The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) convened the 42nd… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #50

SOVINDA PO | Cambodia hosts the 32nd Southeast Asian Games  After more than 60 years, Cambodia is now hosting the… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #49

SOVINDA PO | Myanmar junta conducted an air strike on an anti-junta gathering  On 11 April 2023, the Myanmar military conducted an air… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #48

SOVINDA PO | Myanmar military dissolved Aung San Suu Kyi’s party  The military junta in Myanmar  dissolved the former leader… Read More

Fiji is trying to move beyond ‘coup culture’

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Until a few months ago, Josiah Voreqe “Frank” Bainimarama was the only national leader many young Fijians had ever known. Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #47

SOVINDA PO | Cambodia and China will hold military exercises   The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and China’s People’s Liberation Army… Read More

Fiji’s government may have changed, but the military is making it clear it will not go quietly

JON FRAENKEL  |  We are starting to see what Fiji politics is likely to look like under the new government elected in December 2022. One… Read More

Solomon Islands’ election postponement plans ensure global scrutiny will continue

TESS NEWTON CAIN | There has been a flurry of international media and commentary attention on Solomon Islands in recent months. Since the news… Read More

Papua New Guinea’s elections: A review and some personal insights

TEDDY WINN | Papua New Guinea has just come out of its 11th national election which took much longer than expected. The date for… Read More

Setting the scene: Fiji’s next general elections

ROMITESH KANT | Fiji’s general elections will take place sometime before 9 January 2023. While the election date has not been announced, the official… Read More


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