The death of democracy is when populism rules the world and the concept of governance becomes obsolete. It is when democracy becomes absolute and peace become secondary.
The 10 Asean countries, with a population of more than 650 million people, are becoming one of the world’s most important political and geographical alliances.
Political uncertainty is on the rise after the dissolution of the main opposition, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).
Information on North Korea is often difficult to obtain, analysts say it is too soon to draw any firm conclusions from the unspecified punishments.
Moving forward, so long as the CPP leadership is committed to maintaining a democratic regime, it is imperative that doing business as usual won’t help.
In October 1997, when global leaders gathered in Oslo to strategise how to end child labour, we brought a huge ambition and a deep commitment to change.
The Cambodian Supreme Court has issued a verdict to dissolve the Cambodia National Rescue Party based on a complaint and evidence provided by the Ministry of Interior.
Cambodia has been the victim of geopolitics since the collapse of the Khmer Empire since the 15th century.
Like the tens of thousands who huddle there for safety, he ekes out a life for his children and grandchildren on a muddy and infertile slope.
Donald Trump forges a “great relationship” with President Rodrigo Duterte, who only a year ago had cursed “son of a bitch” Barack Obama.
Europe needs Asia, and Asia needs Europe. Not only as trading partners, but as friends and allies in a world where the geo-political realities are changing fast.
The summit will focus on a wide range of international issues, including the Korean Peninsula, the South China Sea, terrorism and extremism and the forced displacement of ethnic Rohingya.
For South Korea, Asean has undoubtedly been a special and valued friend. Last year alone, some six million South Koreans visited Asean member states, both as tourists and for business.
US President Donald Trump started his three-day visit to China at the invitation of President Xi Jinping. The international community is closely watching the two presidents’ meeting.
The battle over the Mekong River has resumed, and it will end badly for one side. Despite continuous Thai government efforts to delay, a decision will have to be made shortly.
The healthy foods are out there – we know that – but in both rich and poor environments it seems nutrition is under threat.
North Korea will dominate much of the conversation when Mr Trump is in China, in large part because he is counting on Chinese leaders to solve the North Korea problem for the United States.
The age of censors physically redacting newspapers, as I have seen in Vietnam and Myanmar, is mostly over.
The world economic order is under stress due to widening inequality, climate change, disruptive technology, rising protectionism, transactional politics and populist politics.
In short, the West has turned decisively inward, while China, breaking with its 3,000 years of dynastic history, has turned decisively outward.