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Southeast Asia, democratic deficit

Southeast Asia is a favored region for investments and trade by developed countries seeking to rebound from the pandemic and other economic problems. In terms of its political indicators, however, the region is hobbled by varying levels of democratic deficits. Nikkei Asia observes that Southeast Asia remains “largely a fortress of authoritarianism, with military-based regimes...


The way forward from the dire crises in Myanmar

Editor’s note: This is the address delivered by Dr. Cynthia Maung at the 2022 Asean Civil Society Conference/Asean Peoples’ Forum held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, last Nov. 3-5. The author is a Karen medical doctor and founder of Mae Tao Clinic at the Myanmar-Thailand border, which has been providing free healthcare services for internally displaced...