Thailand’s military regime seems bent on manipulating the electoral landscape suggesting that the ruling generals, who staged the coup in 2014, want to hang on to power for as long as possible, writes.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday tweeted with pride he will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12, and that they “will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace”.
“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organised habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in a democratic society.
MALAYSIAN voters finally did it! So did the opposition coalition known as Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope), which on Wednesday managed to overcome racial differences and break the six-decade dominance of the United Malay National Organisation (Umno) at the polls.
The opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan (PH) stunningly won the Malaysia election with 113 seats out of 222 seats.
Cambodia’s economy continues its strong performance, benefiting from favourable global and regional developments. Significant risks and challenges, however, are on the horizon.
At the 32nd Asean Summit last month, Singapore introduced the Asean Smart Cities Network (ASCN) as one of the key deliverables.
US criticizes the Civil Aviation Administration of China’s demand that foreign airlines remove references on their websites or in other material suggesting Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao as “countries”.
Cambodia perceives regional maritime security cooperation as a means to promote mutual understanding and build trust.
Today, May 9, we celebrate Europe Day. May 9 is the day that in 1950 French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman launched proposals that led to the establishment of the European Coal and Steel Community, and eventually to the creation of the European Union.
Achieving equality of opportunity should be the goal of social policies in Asean. However, if there are structural problems that are likely to prolong inequality indefinitely, then it may be necessary to address those problems first, writes Rashesh Shresta.
An amicable meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the North Korean leader,
Kim Jong Un, has added momentum to an apparent diplomatic rapprochement on the Korean peninsula this year.
Asean is at a critical juncture. Whether it progresses or withers largely depends on the capacity of Asean to envision its role in a fluid global geopolitical environment.
Despite the improving global economic outlook in 2018, the Asean+3 (10 members of Asean and China including Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea) region faces external risks.
Cambodia, the latest member of Asean, has come a long way despite concerns in 1999 that its economy was underdeveloped and it could not play catch-up with other member states.
With the US and China squaring up over trade, getting the 16-country Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) signed by the end of the year seems increasingly important for the 10 member states of Asean.
The current global energy landscape differs greatly from what it looked like a decade ago.
There have been calls for the US President Donald Trump to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize if North Korea ends its nuclear programme following Friday’s historic North-South talks.
This Malaysian general election is poised to be game-changing, at the core of which will be the future of Malay politics. Will it resist the undercurrents of change? Or will Malay politics in Malaysia take a new turn, bringing along with it an altered political landscape? Yang Razali Kassim tries to answer these questions.
While outwardly Malaysia’s elections appear democratic, Malaysian governments no longer draw their authority from the democratic wellsprings of legitimacy that free elections provide. Clive Kessler tells why.
Though malaria still poses a major threat to millions of people around the world, there has been significant progress toward eliminating the disease in severely affected areas.
Although tensions between China and the Southeast Asian claimants in the South China Sea have subsided significantly since mid-2016, the contested waters remain an arena of growing strategic competition between the US and China.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday signed the “Panmunjom Declaration” after their meeting in Panmunjom on the southern side.
Soun Nimeth rebuts academic Carl Thayer’s recent article in The Diplomat and argues that there is an ignorance of the realistic function and mandate of Asean when it comes to dealing with issues related to the South China Sea.
Leaders attend the 32nd Asean Summit today, in the midst of challenges ahead for the regional grouping where problem areas include the code of conduct on South China Sea and the plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar.
Recent initiatives by China and India to gain influence in Southeast Asia, alongside radical departures from past precedent in US approaches to foreign policy, are pulling Asean members in disparate directions – much to the chagrin of current Asean chair Singapore, writes Ja Ian Chong.
Britain has announced a diplomatic expansion in the Pacific, with new posts to open in Samoa, Tonga, and the re-opening of the High Commission in Vanuatu.
The risks posed by North Korea’s nuclear programme undoubtedly must be addressed.
Who will rule the world? It’s a subject that more and more becomes the conversation among Western politicians and policy makers – and its content darkens with every passing month.
The most effective regional frameworks are virtuous cycles. They are built on key state-to-state relations among members and reinforce and strengthen these same relations.