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Outlook for 2017 Politics South and Central Asia

2017 Preview: Southeast Asia is set to embrace more volatility

Southeast Asia in 2016 has been marked by busy political agendas, challenges by ethnic tensions, religious conflicts, and regional stability issues.

Asia Pacific Security Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Fake news threatens Indonesia’s security, economy

Islamists are using fake news targeting ethnic Chinese Indonesians and politicians to promote their agenda against Chinese investment and the government.

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 Economics

Opportunity grows in Indonesia as tourism sector blooms

Bali has traditionally dominated Indonesia’s tourism sector—but there numerous still-untapped economic opportunities within the vast island archipelago.

Asia Pacific Security

Southeast Asia forges fresh approaches to combat Islamic State

The Islamic State is expanding its presence in Southeast Asia. However, local governments are developing new approaches to combat terrorism.

Asia Pacific Politics

South China Sea claims will be elephant in the room at the G20 summit

When the meeting of the G20 is convened on September 4th in Hangzhou, its Chinese hosts hope to keep the conversation focused on the global economy.

Asia Pacific Economics

Indonesia ramps up battle against bureaucracy

Indonesia’s 12th economic policy package is the latest effort to improve ease doing business. Strong political will must complement consistent implementation.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

How Asia’s dead are causing instability

Asia’s aging populations, lack of burial space, religious preferences, and environmental concerns are causing problems in Singapore, Hong Kong, and beyond.

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

Asia Pacific Security

Kidnapping risk on the rise in the Philippines

With Indonesian and Malaysian sailors recently being taken hostage by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), a Philippine terrorist group with a long history of kidnap-for-ransom operations, what is the risk