Certainly, the launch of a new aircraft carrier poses fresh questions around China’s current naval defence capabilities, but despite this being a decisive step forward for President Xi and the Chinese military, they are still light-years away from being a force to test the US
As the quality of healthcare has increased during the past century, so too have global life expectancies - but new generations will pay a high price for living longer.
Since seizing power from the elected civilian government, Thailand’s junta has become increasingly authoritarian.But attempting to ‘juntify’ the economy is proving difficult for a variety of reasons, and is distracting them from capitalizing on other economic opportunities.Since seizing power...
After North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test, many fear US President Trump will respond with violence. But this is an unrealistic proposition; words, more than actions, will define Trump’s policy and we will witness game-playing on a grand scale...
Healthcare is clearly integral to the Malaysia government’s long-term vision, although doubts have emerged over the viability of heavy state subsidisation
The completion of Cambodia’s first undersea communications cable on March 15th constituted a major milestone for Cambodian businesses, as the country finally gains access to high bandwidth internet capabilities, thus superseding the more limited, existing terrestrial lines to Thailand...
India’s demonetisation policy has caused disruption and reawakened concerns for the country’s growth prospects. Despite a resilient economy and the recent electoral victories of the ruling BJP party, financial and political risks still remain. On 8 November last year, Indian...
Across South-East Asia, civic space is shrinking. Crackdowns on people peacefully exercising their freedoms of assembly and expression have become alarmingly common