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Indonesia Votes

JAKARTA — President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, facing Gen. Prabowo Subianto in a rematch, is widely expected to win a second term when Indonesians go to the polls Wednesday. Indonesia Readies for Presidential Vote Islam Underlines Indonesian […]

Foreign Correspondence

Podcast: Dominic Faulder

Anand Panyarachun, a former prime minister of Thailand, has always preferred a quiet life, which contrasts sharply with his enormously successful career as a high profile diplomat and politician who helped shaped Thailand’s politics as […]

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End Executions

The sultan of Brunei has kept his promise and instituted a Saudi brand of Shariah law, which will enable religious authorities to inflict a raft of medieval punishments including amputations and death by stoning for […]

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Thai Elections

Thais went to the polls on March 24. Here are the latest updates with the military asserting its power over the legislative system. Published by Voice of America and written by Luke Hunt Prayut’s Quest for […]

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Colonial China

Updates on Chinese expansion across Asia and beyond: The Meddling Kingdom’s threat to democracy Slowing SE Asian economies will test social cohesion Xinjiang: China’s trail of broken promises A Chinese takeaway in Cambodia