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Social Mobility in China: Class and Stratification in the Reform Era
“[S]tudies have revealed a high level of intergenerational transfer of class and social status, privileged and otherwise.” First in a series on social mobility around the world.
The Power and Limits of Populism in the Philippines
“Is one of Asia’s oldest democracies rejecting its tradition of liberalism in exchange for a strongman who can restore self-esteem and bring order to a desperate nation?”
A Cambodian Fusion of Personality, Party, and the State
“From local to national politics, the state, the party, and the personal interests of elites have merged into one machine.”
The Legacies of the Reformasi Movement in Indonesia
“Reformasi-era values concerning citizen welfare and the public good remain deeply entrenched among a small but vocal segment of society.”
Chinese Australians Face a Foreign Influence Panic
“The most disturbing aspect of the debate is the impact it is having on Chinese Australians who want to successfully integrate into Australian society.”
Convergences and Divergences Within the ‘New’ Greater China
“What used to be viewed as relatively self-defined polities in a previous era ... are now being reconfigured by competing centripetal and centrifugal tensions.”
Perspective: Trump, Kim, and an Uncanny Diplomatic Opening
For all his bluster, Donald Trump may have recognized what US strategy long refused to acknowledge: North Korea is ready to discuss denuclearization in exchange for recognition and respect.
Books: Red Swan Song: The End of Policy Experimentation in China?
Will Xi Jinping’s increasingly authoritarian rule stifle innovation by local officials, which has been instrumental in the Chinese communist regime’s resilience and economic success?
Four Months in Review: April–July 2018
An international chronology of events from April through July, country by country, day by day.
Map of East and Southeast Asia