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Matchmaking: establishment of state‐owned holding companies in Indonesia

Under the government of President Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s state‐owned enterprises (SOEs) have become the driver of the national development strategy. The...

'An example for corporate social responsibility': British American Tobacco's response to criticism of its Myanmar subsidiary, 1999–2003

In 2013, British American Tobacco (BAT) returned to Myanmar a decade after it had left the country under pressure from civil society, international...

Analysis of the ‘Dutch Disease’ effect on the selected resource‐rich ASEAN economies

This article examines the applicability of the Dutch Disease hypothesis by using a vector auto‐regression model, focusing on the resource‐rich and middle...

Preventing Other ‘Marawis’ in the Southern Philippines

After more than 5 months of intense fighting, the Battle for Marawi has concluded as the largest urban combat scenario in modern Philippine history....

Progress in tobacco control in Singapore: lessons and challenges in the implementation of the framework convention on tobacco control

Singapore has implemented tobacco control policies since the 1970s, more than three decades before it became party to the World Health Organization (WHO)...

The state of tobacco control in ASEAN: framing the implementation of the FCTC from a health systems perspective

Using a tobacco control framework that combines demand-reduction and selected supply-reduction measures according to a health system’s building blocks,...

Strategic culture and Indonesian maritime security

Strategic culture plays a significant role in shaping current practices of maritime security in Indonesia. Rooted in the history and experiences of the...

Contemporary Thailand–Japan economic relations: what falling Japanese investment reveals about Thailand's deep, global competition, state in the context of shifting regional orders

This article centres on the nature of the Thai state amid a shifting global economic environment, examining it through the lens of foreign direct...

Hijacking Adat recognition through the establishment of New Customary Community Council in Papua, Indonesia

Papuan supporters of the Special Autonomy Law hoped that it would become an instrument to ensure their right to equality through the respect and...

The limits of social protection: the case of hydropower dams and Indigenous peoples' land

Hydropower dams have been criticised for their social and environmental implications. There have been attempts to create international social standards...

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