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Constrained Recovery: Global Shocks and Emerging Southeast Asia
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Constrained Recovery: Global Shocks and Emerging Southeast Asia
How growth and development in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam have been reshaped by the Covid-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Thaksin Shinawatra’s Myanmar talks likely driven by politics and money
Thaksin Shinawatra’s Myanmar talks likely driven by politics and money
Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has presented himself as a possible mediator of Myanmar’s civil war. But Thaksin is likely motivated by his own political and…
ASEAN summit a chance for Australia to reach out to mainland Southeast Asia
ASEAN summit a chance for Australia to reach out to mainland Southeast Asia
A special Interpreter series ahead of the 2024 ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in Melbourne, 4-6 March. Read more articles in this thread. Australia’s diplomacy with…
Power in Asia: Six surprising facts
Power in Asia: Six surprising facts
During a summer break, The Interpreter will feature selected articles each day from throughout the past year. Normal publishing will resume 15 January, 2024. This article first…
The changing face of Thai nationalism today
The changing face of Thai nationalism today
On 5 December, Thailand celebrated its “National Day”. The date is the birthday of former king Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away in 2016 after 70 years on the throne. The date…
The limits of Thailand’s populist politics
The limits of Thailand’s populist politics
Pheu Thai, arguably Thailand’s most successful political party in terms of election wins, was founded in the late 1990s by a former telecom tycoon Thaksin Shinawatra. Starting out…
Why is Myanmar’s new deep-sea port such hot property?
Why is Myanmar’s new deep-sea port such hot property?
In Myanmar’s westernmost state of Rakhine, the small fishing village of Kyaukphyu has become the focus of a US$7.3 billion deep-water port development by Chinese state-owned…
The new Thai PM has his work cut out on Myanmar
The new Thai PM has his work cut out on Myanmar
A month after Srettha Thavisin was sworn in as Thailand’s prime minister from a coalition made up of Thaksin Shinawatra’s Pheu Thai Party and pro-military factions, the real…
Cambodia, Thailand and dealing with China: The more things change…
Cambodia, Thailand and dealing with China: The more things change…
For a man who had vowed to retire by the age of 90, Hun Sen’s abrupt decision to step down this month, barely a few weeks after winning a national election and after almost four…
Pipe dreams: Turning an interconnected ASEAN gas market into a reality
Pipe dreams: Turning an interconnected ASEAN gas market into a reality
The development began in the 1960s when the Southeast Asian natural gas sector grew significantly after discoveries in Indonesia, Brunei and Malaysia. In the decades that followed…