Indonesia’s KPK’s anti-corruption future is grim

• Editorial

Indonesia’s KPK’s anti-corruption future is grim

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is an anomaly in Indonesia’s corrupt institutional environment. As the KPK Law 30/2002 produced one of the world’s most effective anti-corruption agencies, critics and state powerholders had duplicitously argued for […]

Is the South China Sea at a crossroads?

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Is the South China Sea at a crossroads?

The South China Sea remains a focal concern within the international community, grabbing headlines and placed firmly on the agendas of many bilateral and multilateral political and academic summits. While likely to remain relatively stable […]

How electoral reform will change Malaysia politics

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How electoral reform will change Malaysia politics

The victory of the Pakatan Harapan coalition in last year’s Malaysian general elections which saw the first-ever change of government via an electoral process raised widespread expectations for long-suppressed reform. In particular need of attention […]

RCEP: not merely another free trade agreement

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RCEP: not merely another free trade agreement

Asean cooperation arrangements and Apec are important international assets. They contribute significantly to shared prosperity and political security in the Asia Pacific by building pillars for trade liberalisation, investment, the movement of people and — […]

Vietnam agriculture: government will & education needed

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Vietnam agriculture: government will & education needed

After profound advances in manufacturing and services most observers now believe that Vietnam is well-positioned to meet its principal Vision 2035 goal of achieving upper middle-income status. But sustained agricultural gains are by no means […]