By Sophie Raynor • Jun 20, 2018
Timor-Leste has named former resistance leader and president Taur Matan Ruak as the country’s new prime minister, ending weeks of speculation as coalition Change for Progress Alliance (AMP) organised its government following a 12 May election victory
By Robin Spiess • Jun 11, 2018
The world’s collective gaze is fixed on Singapore this week, eager to see the outcome of US President Donald Trump’s historic meeting with North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. But how will the talks affect Southeast Asia’s relationship with the volatile and secretive nation, which, despite international sanctions, still has active trade links with many of the region’s countries?
By Paul Millar • Jun 08, 2018
Defeated by Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo in the 2014 presidential elections, Indonesia's controversial military strongman Prabowo Subianto is hoping to ride a wave of hardline Islamist sentiment all the way to the presidency in next year's elections
By Sophie Raynor • Jun 05, 2018
As the dust settles on Timor-Leste’s third election in a year, an unprecedented three-party coalition grapples with internal fissures and an uncertain future ahead
A passionate pro-democracy protest in Bangkok ended with the arrest of 14 activists railing against four years of military dictatorship
By George Styllis • May 22, 2018
Democracy in Malaysia
Mahathir Mohamad, 92, has become the world’s oldest leader, edging out scandal-plagued Najib Razak.
By Southeast Asia Globe • May 10, 2018
Who is he? Born on the Irrawaddy Delta just three years after his nation declared its independence from the British in 1948, Win Myint’s own foray into political life came in 1988 when the then-barrister was swept up in the nationwide prodemocracy protests against General Ne Win’s one-party rule. Joining…
By Paul Millar • May 08, 2018
A new progressive party has promised to break the military's grip on power, but can the young billionaire at its helm win the hearts and minds of Thailand's rural majority?
By Paul Millar • May 01, 2018
32nd Asean Summit
Ahead of next week's 32nd Asean Summit, we asked two passionate voices from either side of the divide to argue the case for and against the Asean bloc being considered a success
By Southeast Asia Globe Editorial • Apr 18, 2018
Tommy Suharto is the son of infamous Indonesian dictator Suharto, who ruled the country fora almost 30 years. It was recently announced that Tommy will be running for president next year, but his criminal past threatens to derail his bid before it has ever begun
By Musaazi Namiti • Apr 12, 2018
A young Thai billionaire is causing a stir on the political scene after launching a new progressive party that is capturing the interest of younger voters ahead of the long-delayed national election slated for February next year
By Southeast Asia Globe Editorial • Mar 16, 2018
A campaign of state-orchestrated violence has seen Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority fleeing their homes into neighbouring Bangladesh. The countries are talking of repatriating the refugees, but is such a move feasible?
By Musaazi Namiti • Mar 12, 2018