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Asia Pacific Economics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Did Trump’s victory seal Brunei’s fate?

Trump’s exit from the TPP and his travel ban from Muslim majority countries are two potent threats to Brunei going forward.

Asia Pacific Politics Power Brokers

The enduring influence of Prem Tinsulanonda

Former head of Privy Council Prem Tinsulanonda is returning to political power in Thailand, which bodes well for the country’s political and economic success.

Asia Pacific Politics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: East Timor’s $40 billion oil conundrum

East Timor and Australia have agreed to a new maritime border which would give East Timor control of a $40 billion oil field. But not everyone is happy.

Asia Pacific Future Generator

Future Generator: Negative media sentiments continue for Thailand

Future Generator’s data analytics platform projects negative media sentiment towards Thailand’s political climate due to power struggles and floods.

Asia Pacific Future Generator

Future Generator: Media in Indonesia will turn negative for the next month

News coverage of Indonesia will turn negative over the next month as domestic instability increases. Indonesia is dealing with an increase in fake news.

Asia Pacific Economics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: How Myanmar created a telco boom

In only three years Myanmar’s telco sector has become the largest driver of FDI in the country, with international companies scrambling to enter the market.

Asia Pacific Politics

Thailand’s new king faces off against junta

King Rama X’s refusal to give royal assent to the junta penned constitution highlights the risk of a growing rift between monarch and military in Thailand.

Asia Pacific Outlook for 2017 Politics

2017 Preview: A new red star over China – Part 2: China and the world

Part two of a two-part look at what is in store for China in 2017. China’s catch-22 – being a ‘responsible stakeholder’, while tending towards isolation.

Asia Pacific Outlook for 2017

2017 Preview: A new red star over China – Part 1: China at home

This is the first of a two-part analysis on what is in store for China in 2017. It explores China’s catch-22 — the fact that it is further integrating itself internationally and becoming a ‘responsible stakeholder’, while concomitantly showing signs of turning inwards and becoming isolationist.

Asia Pacific Politics

Is football finally making its way home to China?

The Chinese government is well aware of the benefits of football in promoting their own ideological agenda, nationalism and political unity.