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Duty isn’t enough to boost tax revenue

19 September 2016

In the past few weeks, colourful signboards have been erected around Yangon reminding people of their obligation to pay tax. An anthropomorphised cartoon map of Myanmar – eyes wide – proudly gives a...

Asia's child migrants

17 September 2016

Leaving one’s birthplace to move to a new region or country has been one of the central features of human civilisation. An estimated 214 million people worldwide are international migrants and 740...

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Narendra Modi's yoga diplomacy, or how India is winning friends and influencing people

11 September 2016

Indian Prime Minister Narendra​ Modi​ is a big fan of yoga. He calls it “India’s gift to the world” and recommends people make yoga as much a part of daily life as their mobile phone. After...

Indonesia and Australian flags. Image from Flickr, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

How can we fix Australia’s Indonesia anxiety?

7 September 2016

Indonesia is the neighbour that makes Australians feel uneasy but also want to get on with. Australians have long been ambivalent towards Indonesia. They want a good relationship with Indonesia and...

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Populist leaders undermine democracy in these 4 ways. Would a President Trump?

18 August 2016

A number of scholars have argued that Donald Trump is a populist. What, if anything, does this label tell us about what we might expect from a Trump presidency? Would we see the erosion of judicial...

Heroines, heroes and villains

10 August 2016

In the second article of a two-part series, Andrew Selth takes a look at superheroes and more in Myanmar comics. Over the past 75 years, Western comic books with a Burma theme have been dominated by...

Thai Politics: Between democracy and its discontents

9 August 2016

After two coups, a decade of political strife and this week’s referendum vote in favour of further military involvement in government, Thai politics deserves serious analysis, grounded in facts and...

How the press can power Myanmar’s democracy

8 August 2016

As a voracious consumer of Myanmar journalism over some time, I am fascinated by how the country’s transition to freedom of the press takes root and prospers. Progress toward press freedom has...

Social cohesion and scandal cycles in Malaysia

20 July 2016

Mahathir on the divisions tearing a country, the opposition and politics apart. “I’m afraid the whole thing revolves around Najib,” former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said last month...

Revisiting country risk for Myanmar

19 July 2016

**Will it be boom or bust for companies investing in a newly democratic Myanmar? ** After Myanmar’s 2015 elections, the international credit rating agency, Moody’s, initially issued a very positive...

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