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June 19, 2018

Southeast Asia
After the Big Win, Mahathir Faces Reality

Following the surprise victory by Malaysia’s (former) opposition coalition in national elections in May, a spirit of jubilation erupted in much of the country, at least in regions not won by UMNO, th…

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May 10, 2018

Southeast Asia
Can Mahathir Mohamad be Malaysia’s First Democratically Elected Prime Minister?

By Thomas Pepinsky On May 9, Malaysian voters delivered a stunning defeat to the incumbent Barisan Nasional (BN, “National Front”) regime. Since independence in 1957, Malaysia has been ruled by a …

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November 14, 2017

Religion
Global Protestantism

Paul Lim, associate professor of the history of Christianity at Vanderbilt Divinity School, marks the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation by discussing global Protestantism, as part of CFR’…

June 2, 2014

China
Tiananmen's Legacy of State-Sponsored Amnesia

Louisa Lim of NPR and Xiao Qiang of the University of California, Berkeley, join Asia Society's Orville Schell to discuss the Tiananmen Square protests and their aftermath from the Chinese perspectiv…

June 2, 2014

China
25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Session One: The U.S. PerspectiveThis session will provide insight on the U.S. perspective and response to the crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square twenty-five years ago.Bren…

December 18, 2015

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of December 18, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Rachel Brown, Ariella Rotenberg, Ayumi Teraoka, Gabriel Walker, and James West look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Canadian pastor sentenced by North Korea to life in priso…

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September 24, 2015

Politics and Government
Singapore’s Ruling Party Defies the Odds

When Singapore split from Malaysia in 1965, becoming an independent city-state, its first elections were won by the People’s Action Party (PAP), then headed by Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who had ov…

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September 8, 2015

Asia
Singapore’s General Election: More Continuity than Change

In advance of Singapore’s general elections on September 11, both of the major parties contesting the poll argue that this election will be definitive, even historic. At a press conference on Septemb…

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June 18, 2014

More Books to Read This Summer

Last week, Bob McMahon, Gideon Rose, and I offered up our summer reading suggestions on The World Next Week podcast. India Adams and her colleagues on the CFR Library staff were not to be outdone. Th…

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April 15, 2015

South Korea
Korea’s Immigration Policy Backlash

Darcie Draudt is a research associate for Korea Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Late last month, the South Korean Ministry of Gender Equality and Family presented an open discussion tit…

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