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East Timor needs more than peaceful elections to survive

After a peaceful election it looks like smooth sailing for East Timor, yet there are growing risks that need addressing if long-term stability is be secured.

Asia Pacific Security

After Park: what should we expect for THAAD?

With Park ousted and Trump settling into the White House, THAAD is set to enter a new phase of tensions as Beijing and Washington fight for influence.

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Are Sri Lanka’s ports the next Great Game for China, India and Japan?

By developing its strategic location midway between the Middle East and the Straits of Malacca Sri Lanka faces both opportunities, and growing risks.

Asia Pacific Economics

Cambodia’s start-up culture blooms, despite hurdles

Cambodia’s acquisition of undersea communication capabilities comes at a fruitful time, as the country sees the creation of an emerging e-commerce and technology ecosystem.

Asia Pacific Economics

India’s demonetisation policy: have the risks been averted?

Despite a resilient economy and the recent electoral victories of the ruling BJP party, India’s demonetisation policy could still provide risks.

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

Why China’s boycott of South Korea is viral marketing genius

The nature of China’s social media environment lets Beijing turn South Korea-bashing into a viral trend and celebrities and companies are cashing in.

Asia Pacific Economics Special Reports

Special Report: Can China overcome the Malacca Dilemma through OBOR and CPEC?

‘One Belt, One Road’, is the brainchild of Xi Jinping, aimed at investing USD $1 trillion across its Western heartlands and the entirety of Eurasia.

Asia Pacific Security

Trump wades into the South China Sea

Donald Trump appears disinclined to keep trade and security issues separate. The territorial dispute could send ripples through global markets.

Asia Pacific Politics Special Reports

Special Report: Is Myanmar’s honeymoon with Aung San Suu Kyi over?

Myanmar’s upcoming April by-election will be the first chance for Burmese voters to rate Aung San Suu Kyi’s performance – do not expect smooth sailing.

Asia Pacific Security

Pakistan’s heightened terror threat reawakens concerns for regional stability

Bombings in Pakistan bring terrorism back to the forefront of the political debate and raise about Pakistan’s ability to respond to the terrorist threat.