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November 22, 2022

Marcos Jr. Tries to Escape Duterte’s Legacy, But Can He Be Trusted?

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has taken differing policy approaches from his predecessor, Rodrigo Duterte.

Philippine President Marcos shakes the hand of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris.

November 21, 2022

Malaysia’s Election: More Turmoil Ahead?

Malaysia's voters delivered an inconclusive message in the general election, leading to a hung parliament.

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November 4, 2022

My Interview With the China Project on China’s Global Media and Information Tactics

My recent interview with the China Project focused on China's expanding media, information, and influence efforts across the globe.

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November 1, 2022

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China’s Growing Interference in Domestic Politics: Globally and in the United States

Like Russia, China is increasingly interfering in elections in the United States and worldwide.

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October 24, 2022

Thailand's Guns and Drugs Plagues...

Thailand's recent mass shooting exposes the government's flawed gun policy and the drug crisis facing Thai society. The military-dominated ruling coalition seems unwilling to enact meaningful reform …

Prime Minister of Thailand Prayuth Chan-ocha stands outside of the daycare where a mass shooting took place, holding a bouquet of flowers.

October 17, 2022

My Previous Book on State Capitalism in China: Right Idea, Wildly Underestimated

Chinese President Xi Jinping has gone much further than analysts had predicted he would in state control of the private sector in China and departure from a consensus-based authoritarian system to on…

Chinese President Xi Jinping stands at speaker's podium in a black suit with a red tie, against a red backdrop.

October 14, 2022

United States
The U.S. Midterm Election's Implications for Asia

Despite an uncertain economic outlook, the approaching U.S. midterm elections appear to be competitive between the Democratic and Republican parties.

Arizona Republican Senate candidate stands at speaker's podium pointing to former President Donald Trump

September 30, 2022

Thailand’s Boiling Politics: A Short Blog

The Thai court's decision to allow Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to remain in office does not bode well for Thailand's political climate or institutions.

Prime Minister of Thailand Prayuth Chan-ocha bows his hands

September 15, 2022

Thailand Simmers on the Edge

Thailand's political environment is tense in the run-up to the 2023 national elections.

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September 13, 2022

Prabowo Subianto and Indonesia's Next Presidential Election

Current Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto is a likely contender for Indonesia's 2024 presidential election. His candidacy could pose a number of challenges to democracy in the country.

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