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Moon’s popularity wanes as South Korea’s economy stalls

Author: Kim Kee-seok, Kangwon National University South Korean politics is spinning once again as President Moon Jae-in’s approval ratings continue to decline sharply. An offspring of the , the Moon government...

The untapped wealth of Cambodia’s third sector

Author: Heidi Dahles, Griffith University Economic growth in Cambodia remained robust in 2018 at a projected rate of 6.9 per cent, compared with 6.8 per cent in 2017. But it is...

Hong Kong escapes the eye of the trade war storm

Author: Edward K Y Chen, The University of Hong Kong The coming year will be a challenging one for developed and emerging economies alike. Negotiating geopolitics is proving difficult for economies...

Competing Pacific narratives

Author: Joanne Wallis, ANU Two narratives dominated geopolitical discussions of the Pacific islands in 2018 — that of the Blue Pacific and the Indo-Pacific. The former was first articulated at the...

Vietnam’s Politburo clamps down

Author: David Brown, California Nguyen Phu Trong and his proteges have consolidated their command of Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party and its government. Fuelled by foreign investment in manufacturing, the economy remains...

Vietnam’s political freedoms and its economic success

Author: Editorial Board, ANU Vietnam has been on average the most rapidly growing economy in Southeast Asia for more than a decade. Its economic growth of 6 to 7 per cent...

China’s developing country status in the WTO: time for an upgrade?

Authors: Wendy Cutler and Kevin Doyle, Asia Society Policy Institute As the United States and China continue to negotiate to avert a further escalation of trade tensions, the two countries face...

Election anxieties in India stoke religious tension

Author: Arun R Swamy, University of Guam India’s two main parties can be described as ‘a fascist party posing as a conservative one and a royalist party posing as a liberal...

Rajni‘s daughter Soundarya to tie knot with Vishagan Vanangamudi in February: Reports

Mumbai: Superstar Rajinikanth's younger daughter Soundarya is reportedly all set to marry actor businessman Vishagan Vanangamudi in February. Several websites, including The Times of India and India Today, reported that Soundarya...

K‘taka brawl incident: Cops on look out for MLA Ganesh, says home minister Patil

Bengaluru: Police are on the lookout for "absconding" Congress MLA JN Ganesh, who is facing a case of attempt to murder for allegedly assaulting his lawmaker colleague Anand Singh during a...