ISEAS Perspective


  • The Place of the Provinces in Thailand’s Twenty-Year National Strategy: Toward Community Democracy in a Commercial Nation? 

    Montesano, Michael J. (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-08-08)
    Thailand’s 2017 constitution introduced a poorly understood innovation into the country’s politics and governance. Drafted under the auspices of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) junta that seized power in Bangkok in May 2014, the charter ...
  • Pitfalls for ASEAN in Negotiating a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea 

    Ha, Hoang Thi (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-07-23)
    Over the past two decades, developing a code of conduct (COC) for the parties in the South China Sea (SCS) appears to be the end-goal of the longstanding ASEAN-China discourse on the SCS. It was the original objective of ASEAN’s engagement with China ...
  • Remitting Desire: Trans-Pacific Migration, Returns and Imaginaries in Vietnam 

    Small, Ivan V. (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-07-19)
    The catalyst for capitalist growth in Vietnam—often dubbed Asia’s next Tiger economy1—is frequently ascribed to market reforms starting in 1986 and subsequent foreign investment flows. But diaspora capital sent from abroad has also contributed significantly ...
  • Malaysia Begins Rectifying Major Flaws in its Election System 

    Fann, Thomas (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-07-12)
    The 14th General Election (GE14) turned out to be momentous for democracy in Malaysia. On 9 May 2018, the rule of the once-invincible Barisan Nasional (BN) was brought to an end, and a peaceful transition of power was made to a new coalition government ...

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