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Asia Pacific Politics

Trends of 2016: Could the Rohingya be Aung San Suu Kyi’s downfall?

By downplaying the Rohingya issue, Aung San Suu Kyi is walking a thin line, trying to balance competing interests. Yet her silence undermines her position.

Asia Pacific Economics

Can Russia ride China’s trade lead in Southeast Asia?

China immediately seized upon President-Elect Trump’s victory to offer its proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as an alternative to the TPP. Russia backing the proposal signals a call for a

Asia Pacific Economics

ASEAN faces banking union problems

While the ASEAN Banking Integration Framework (ABIF) shows great promise, the insistence on sticking to the so-called “ASEAN Way” threatens to undermine it.

Asia Pacific Politics

Donald Trump’s presidential victory signals an end to America’s engagement in Southeast Asia

Trump’s unexpected victory could change how America interacts with Southeast Asia on issues concerning security, human rights and trade.

Asia Pacific Politics

Will Obama’s “Pivot to Asia” end with his presidency?

Obama’s pivot should have represented a shift in US foreign policy. The end of his presidency puts the future of the pivot into question.

Finance International

Basel III favours some regions, financing solutions over others

With any one-size-fits-all approach, the problem lies in establishing a level playing field across different national and regional regulatory frameworks.

Asia Pacific Economics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Laos’ new PM pushes for regional integration

Laos’ new leader Thangloun Sisoulith is banking on regional integration and economic diversification, as Laos chairs ASEAN in 2016.

South and Central Asia

What Suu Kyi’s visit to Thailand means for ASEAN relations

Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi concluded a three-day official visit to Thailand with agreements on border and labour issues. The tour is evidence of the new democratically elected

Asia Pacific Economics

Why the Mekong River is Asia’s next big investment locale

Japan’s $7 billion infrastructure investment deal is a move to expand markets and offset China’s growing economic influence in the Mekong River region.

Asia Pacific Security

How likely is an enhanced Indonesian role in the South China Sea dispute?

A recent incident involving Indonesian and Chinese vessels in the South China Sea has opened the possibility for an enhanced Indonesian role in the maritime dispute. Whilst neighbouring claimants would