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US midterms – Red ripples, but no tsunami

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US midterms – Red ripples, but no tsunami

10 November 2022

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: US President Joe Biden has benefitted from good Karma, because the outcome of the midterm elections on 8th …

PM Hun Sen excels in global politics

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PM Hun Sen excels in global politics

11 November 2022

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Who could have imagined that Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, or Prime Minister Hun Sen …

Significance of Vietnamese President Phúc’s visit

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Significance of Vietnamese President Phúc’s visit

13 November 2022

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuân Phúc will become the first APEC leader to arrive in Bangkok and will be …

Setting aside a slip of the tongue, Biden performs well at summit

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Setting aside a slip of the tongue, Biden performs well at summit

15 November 2022

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: President Joe Biden, mistakenly referring to the host “Cambodia” as “Colombia”, should be forgiven, because he performed very …

Xi’s visit to Bangkok, East Wind Blowing

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Xi’s visit to Bangkok, East Wind Blowing

18 November 2022

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Thailand gladly welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping with three understandings at the forefront of its mind, namely that …

Three summits jointly boost centrality

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Three summits jointly boost centrality

22 November 2022

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Cambodia, Indonesia, and Thailand with distinctive styles of leadership and diplomatic finesse have succeeded in performing the most …

G20-2023: What is India's agenda?

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G20-2023: What is India's agenda?

06 December 2022

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The success of the G20 in Bali has turned President Widodo Joko into a global leader for overcoming …

Humanitarian peril on western border

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Humanitarian peril on western border

13 December 2022

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: While the country’s political machinery and personnel are now gearing up for the upcoming election, there is a …

A Spirit of Idealism or Pragmatic Global Discourse? What to Expect from India’s G20 Presidency

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A Spirit of Idealism or Pragmatic Global Discourse? What to Expect from India’s G20 Presidency

21 December 2022

By Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Director of Research Strategy and Innovation: India inherited the Group of Twenty (G20) presidency from Indonesia on 1 December 2022 and …

Japan is no longer the same

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Japan is no longer the same

25 December 2022

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: It must be clear today that the Japan with which Southeast Asia has been familiar throughout the …

Myanmar’s quagmire and two new game changers

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Myanmar’s quagmire and two new game changers

26 December 2022

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The recent newly passed bill by the Congress, known broadly as Burma Act 2022, which allows the US …

Asean's international status is rising

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Asean's international status is rising

27 December 2022

ASEAN

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: It might sound pompous to keep stating the strategic importance of Southeast Asia over the past year due …

Peace in Ukraine remains elusive

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Peace in Ukraine remains elusive

28 December 2022

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Talk about peace has intensified since the visit of Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky to Washington DC last week. …

Southeast Asia’s tech industry goes from a gallop to a canter

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Southeast Asia’s tech industry goes from a gallop to a canter

30 December 2022

ASEAN , Start-up , Technology

By Giulia Ajmone Marsan, Strategy and Partnership Director: After a couple of years of spectacular growth, tech start-ups and tech giants alike are now facing …

Philippines, China seek to mend ties

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Philippines, China seek to mend ties

10 January 2023

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: It's not an overstatement to say that the recent visit by Philippines President Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr to …

Indonesia’s Asean chair, continuity with prickly tweaks

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Indonesia’s Asean chair, continuity with prickly tweaks

11 January 2023

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: After the democratic transformation in the post-Suharto era in the past 25 years, whenever Indonesia has served as …

Can Indonesia Enable a Green Hydrogen-based Economy?

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Can Indonesia Enable a Green Hydrogen-based Economy?

11 January 2023

By Ms Citra Endah Nur Setyawati, Research Associate and Dr Alloysius Joko Purwanto, Energy Economist: Climate change and the energy transition have made research and …

Incoming ASEAN chief faces new challenges

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Incoming ASEAN chief faces new challenges

12 January 2023

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: An astute scholar of ASEAN from Cambodia, Dr Kao Kim Hourn, has now become the 15th Secretary General …

2023: a Decisive Year for Indonesia’s Renewable Electricity

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2023: a Decisive Year for Indonesia’s Renewable Electricity

17 January 2023

By Dr Alloysius Joko Purwanto, Energy Economist: The second half of 2022 was marked by two important decisions in Indonesia’s energy sector that shall significantly …

The Indonesian economy in turbulent times

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The Indonesian economy in turbulent times

18 January 2023

Economic

By Dr Dionisius A. Narjoko, ERIA's Senior Economist, and Prof Hal Hill of the ANU: The year 2022 got off to a relatively optimistic start …

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