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  • Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy Outlook 

    Arase, David (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-06-30)
    The United States launched a new Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) strategy in late 2017 after reluctantly concluding that its patient effort to engage and socialize China to the rules-based order since 1972 had failed. China’s behavior since 2009 ...
  • Quality, Equity, Autonomy: Malaysia’s Education Reforms Examined 

    Aun, Lee Hwok (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-06-30)
    Reforming the education system is arguably Malaysia’s most paramount development challenge, and also one of the most daunting and difficult for the still fledgling Pakatan Harapan (PH) government. The menu of areas earmarked for reform is comprehensive, ...
  • The Significance of Everyday Access to Justice in Myanmar’s Transition to Democracy 

    Kyed, Helene Maria; Thawnghmung, Ardeth Maung (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-06-05)
    A wide range of justice providers, co-existing with the official legal system, operates in Myanmar. While the state’s is legally the only court system in the country and customary laws and ethnic justice systems are not recognized, it does not enjoy a ...
  • The Politics of Thai Buddhism Under the NCPO JUNTA 

    Kulabkaew, Katewadee (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-05-15)
    Upholding and protecting Buddhism might be a duty of traditional Thai rulers, in their desire for political legitimacy, but the NCPO’s decisive actions concerning the institutional reform of Buddhism are rooted not merely in respect for this tradition. ...

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