China’s model of prosperity without democracy is becoming more appealing in Southeast Asia.
The Philippines is one of the many countries in Southeast Asia that have extensively pursued economic zone development. These zones have continuously evolved over time, with significant consequences.
Choosing to stop sourcing gold from conflict-affected and high-risk areas (CAHRAs) may be the easy option for refiners seeking to de-risk their supply chains, but it is not the responsible option.
The Special Economic Zone of Thilawa epitomizes the essence of Japan’s new ‘infrastructural means for strategic ends’ approach to ODA policy, inaugurated by Abe.
The Tatmadaw may still be satisfied enough with the semi-democratic regime it created and may want to return to it at some point – just after securing a suitable Commander-in-Chief and fixing some issues it is not entirely happy about.
A functioning and inclusive political settlement rather than institutional capacity narrowly conceived is necessary for building legitimacy across society for any new ‘post-conflict’ dispensation.
Ebola created mental barriers between contaminated and ‘clean’ regions that raised national security concerns. These barriers stripped people of their identity – they became viruses themselves – and of their social ties, keeping families and communities apart.
Behind well-established and fixed peacebuilding ‘models’ there always lies the danger of normativity and of a lack of flexibility. Rather than a model, it seems much more promising to foreground a frame within which to design more reflexive, adaptative and respectful peacebuilding strategies.
State-centric frameworks are problematic in building strong and just institutions in war-torn societies.
Building back better requires integrated approaches that address the impacts of COVID-19 across sectors, including health, environment, climate and urban planning.
Quarterly journal on the politics, foreign policy and socio-political dynamics of contemporary China
Quarterly journal on the international relations and international political economy of South-East Asia
Quarterly journal investigating the extended concept of security and the human dimension of conflict
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