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  • Food Assistance and the Social Construction of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh 

    Oh, Su-Ann (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2018-12-27)
    Taking food assistance as its starting point, this article examines the underlying system of ideas that the Bangladeshi government and humanitarian organizations have about the term ‘refugee’. Through a consideration of refugee coping strategies, host ...
  • U.S. – China Trade War: Opportunities & Risks for Southeast Asia 

    Moeller, Joergen Oerstroem (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2018-10-16)
    Prior to his election President Trump made it clear that he thought the U.S. suffered from bad trade deals entered into by his predecessors. He wanted fair trade instead of free trade without specifying exactly what he meant by that. Since his inauguration, ...
  • In Pursuit of Connectivity: China Invests in Southeast Asian Infrastructure 

    Daojiong, Zha (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2018-10-10)
    Five years into China’s invitation for Southeast Asian economies to work in synchrony toward an envisioned ‘maritime silk road’, skepticism in the region risks being proven correct. Signature projects such as railways in Indonesia and Thailand are ...
  • Education in Post GE-14 Malaysia: Promises, Overtures and Reforms 

    Hwok-Aun, Lee (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2018-09-25)
    Reforming Malaysia’s education system poses one of the most important and daunting challenges for the new Pakatan Harapan (PH) government. While economic relief and financial recovery efforts – chiefly, abolishing GST, investigating corruption scandals, ...

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