ISEAS Perspective


  • How the Thai State Subsidizes Political Parties 

    Sirivunnabood, Punchada (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-06-20)
    An overwhelming consensus found in academic literature on politics in Thailand is that Thai parties are weak and in need of improvement. Political parties are ranked among the most corrupt institutions in the country, and a large number of corruption ...
  • The 2019 Indonesian Elections: An Overview 

    Lane, Max (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-06-14)
    Before offering an initial interpretation of this outcome, it is necessary to briefly review the nature of the presidential campaigns, operating at three levels, and which framed the elections as a whole. One level was the nationally televised debates ...
  • Indonesia, ASEAN, and the Indo-Pacific Cooperation Concept 

    Weatherbee, Donald E. (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-06-07)
    U.S. President Donald Trump advanced his vision for a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” (FOIP) at the November 2017 Vietnam-hosted APEC meeting, revitalizing the concept of Indo-Pacific security regionalism.1 In the address, he developed a theme already ...
  • The Impact of Vietnam’s Anti-corruption Campaign on the Real Estate Sector 

    Hiep, Le Hong (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-05-31)
    Vietnam’s unprecedented anti-corruption campaign led by Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong since 2016 has resulted in the arrest and prosecution of dozens of high-ranking officials. The most notable ones include former ...

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