Widodo is repressing Indonesian student and labor protesters in ways reminiscent of past dictators like Suharto—with a new digital twist.
Germany is in a unique position to shape the EU’s approach to the Indo-Pacific.
South Asian expert discusses current events in India, Pakistan, and South Asia.
The roots of polarisation in these countries run deep, usually dating back to at least the first half of the 20th century and the formation of modern nation-states
The ideas of European Identitarians, an extremist far-right movement, affect and impact the politics of so much of the western world, and beyond.
To sustainably plug its funding shortfall and bridge its income gap, Indonesia must tap more into global value chains and capitalize on its greatest asset: its people.
From long-established democracies like India to newer ones like Indonesia, deep-seated sociopolitical divisions have become increasingly inflamed in recent years, fueling democratic erosion and societal discord.
Sitting on China’s doorstep, Southeast Asia initially seemed especially vulnerable but is so far coping comparatively well with the coronavirus pandemic. Yet this resilience—long a hallmark of the region’s politics—comes with some grim downsides.
Other countries have used laws like the Philippines’ new antiterrorism bill to jail protesters, journalists, and opposition politicians en masse. To save Filipino democracy, governments around the world must speak out before July 9 and stay vigilant going forward.
A Philippine American journalist has been convicted of “cyber libel.” The troubling case should ring alarm bells in the West too.