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Thailand Tightens Information Law

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Thailand Tightens Information Law

25 May 2021

Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: In September 1997 Thailand became the first country in ASEAN to enact a freedom of information law. …

Give Peace a Chance to End Myanmar Crisis

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Give Peace a Chance to End Myanmar Crisis

24 May 2021

Myanmar

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: As the Myanmar quagmire enters a fourth month, it is clear that all protagonists are still entertaining …

ASEAN must Engage with US, China

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ASEAN must Engage with US, China

18 May 2021

ASEAN , China , United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: On 24 April at the Asean Leaders' Meeting in Jakarta, the Asean chair, Sultan Hassan Bolkiah, instructed foreign …

What Will India’s Post-COVID Recovery Look Like?

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What Will India’s Post-COVID Recovery Look Like?

17 May 2021

COVID-19

By Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Senior Energy Economist: Since the beginning of 2020, India has reported more than 25 million COVID cases, bringing the country’s …

Implications of New Draft Law on NGOs

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Implications of New Draft Law on NGOs

11 May 2021

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Thailand's long-standing business-as-usual approach to local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and international non-governmental organisations (INGOs), will soon be …

Can Power help Biden's foreign policy?

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Can Power help Biden's foreign policy?

04 May 2021

United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The confirmation of Samantha Power last week as the new head of the US Agency for …

COVID-19 Won’t Rattle East Asian Supply Chains

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COVID-19 Won’t Rattle East Asian Supply Chains

29 April 2021

COVID-19

By Prof Fukunari Kimura, ERIA's Chief Economist: In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a series of overreactions about the viability of …

ASEAN in Myanmar Crisis 'Driver's Seat'

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ASEAN in Myanmar Crisis 'Driver's Seat'

27 April 2021

Myanmar

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: After a little over three hours of meetings on Saturday in Jakarta, the ASEAN leaders agreed on …

US Creates 3 New Entrapments in Asia

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US Creates 3 New Entrapments in Asia

20 April 2021

United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: With 90 days of the Biden Administration, three new entrapments have been on display by its foreign …

UN-ASEAN Cooperation Deepens

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UN-ASEAN Cooperation Deepens

13 April 2021

Myanmar

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Almost immediately upon her arrival here in Bangkok last weekend, the UN special envoy on Myanmar, Christine …

Myanmar Crisis: ASEAN's Next Moves

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Myanmar Crisis: ASEAN's Next Moves

06 April 2021

Myanmar

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The recent call by Indonesian President Joko Widodo for a meeting with his colleagues on the Myanmar …

Reclaiming Pragmatism in Japan’s Energy Policy

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Reclaiming Pragmatism in Japan’s Energy Policy

03 April 2021

Energy , Japan

By Prof Jun Arima, Senior Policy Fellow for Energy and Environment: In March 2021, Japan marked ten years since the 3/11 Great East Japan Earthquake …

Russia's Gamble in Post-coup Myanmar

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Russia's Gamble in Post-coup Myanmar

30 March 2021

Myanmar

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Moscow is becoming the most prominent supporter of the military junta in Nay Pyi Taw. While the …

US Must Aim for SE Asia Middle Ground

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US Must Aim for SE Asia Middle Ground

23 March 2021

United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The outcome of the Alaska tit-for-tat sessions indicates a further freezing of US-China relations. It's a trend …

An ASEAN Way to Resolve the Myanmar Crisis

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An ASEAN Way to Resolve the Myanmar Crisis

21 March 2021

Myanmar

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: ASEAN has prided itself on being one of the world’s most successful regional organisations, with an impressive …

Can US, China Cooperate on Myanmar?

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Can US, China Cooperate on Myanmar?

16 March 2021

China , Myanmar , United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Can the US transform the 'extreme competition' to 'extreme cooperation' with China for the sake of Myanmar's …

Overcoming the Infodemic in ASEAN

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Overcoming the Infodemic in ASEAN

15 March 2021

ASEAN , Culture

By Ms Lydia Ruddy, Director of Communications at ERIA, and Ms Erica P. Sioson, Senior Officer at the ASEAN Secretariat: Spreading at least as …

Thailand's Three Myanmar Strategies

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Thailand's Three Myanmar Strategies

09 March 2021

Myanmar , Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: With the unexpected coup in Myanmar on Feb 1 and the ensuing violent clashes between protesters and …

Real Access is Key to Women’s Participation in the Digital Economy

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Real Access is Key to Women’s Participation in the Digital Economy

08 March 2021

Digital Economy , Strategy and Partnership Programme , Women Participation

By Dr Giulia Ajmone Marsan, Strategy and Partnership Director, and Dr Araba Sey, Senior Research Scientist at the University of Washington Information School and …

Thailand's Dilemma in Myanmar Crisis

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Thailand's Dilemma in Myanmar Crisis

02 March 2021

Myanmar , Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Several subjects were on the table last Wednesday when Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi held talks with …

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