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  • Japan Seeks Stronger Strategic Ties in Southeast Asia 

    Cook, Malcolm; Suryadinata, Leo; Izzuddin, Mustafa; Hiep, Le Hong (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017-01-25)
    This joint perspective will look at what Abe’s visit to each of the countries tells us about their interest in enhancing relations with Japan. It is kept in mind that a commonality of interests between states is distinct from a convergence of interests, ...
  • Challenges for Indonesia to achieve its Maritime Connectivity Plan and Leverage on Regional Initiatives 

    Negara, Siwage Dharma; Das, Sanchita Basu (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017-01-10)
    Given the discussion of connectivity at different levels of geography, this paper argues that there is complementarity between these national and regional plans, where the former has the potential to leverage on the latter’s larger pool of resources. ...
  • Reviewing Vietnam’s Economic Reforms since the CPV’s Twelfth Congress 

    Hiep, Le Hong (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017-01-05)
    This essay provides an initial assessment of the efforts by Vietnam’s new government to fulfil such a mandate. It argues that contrary to the public’s uncertainty about his policy inclinations before the CPV’s Twelfth Congress, PM Phuc has proven to ...
  • Water Privatization, Ethnicity and RentSeeking: Preliminary Evidence from Malaysia 

    Tan, Jeff (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Insttite, 2015-11-04)
    This paper focuses on water and sewerage projects in the state of Selangor to illustrate the relationship between privatisation, ethnicity and rent-seeking. Section 2 outlines the problem in terms of Malaysia’s failed water privatisation, contextualises ...

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