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North Korea's human rights insecurity: state image management in the Post-UN COI era

The 2014 report of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea marked a watershed moment in international awareness and action...

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 framework of crisis-induced agenda setting in China

The extent by which public agenda influences policy agenda indicates the degree of democracy in a regime. However, few researchers have drawn their...

India's approaches to the South China Sea: priorities and balances

The research inquiries into New Delhi’s current approaches to Maritime Asia regional security in general and the South China Sea from the perspective of...

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,...

Governance and finance: availability of community and social development infrastructures in rural China

This article studies the causes for unequal access to rural community and social development infrastructures in China. We use a dataset in the China...

Coming to terms with the authoritarian alternative: the implications and motivations of China's environmental policies

China has assumed a crucial importance in debates about climate change mitigation. On the one hand, China is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse...

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...

Sustainable development in four East Asian countries' agricultural sectors post-World War II: measuring nutrient balance and estimating the environmental Kuznets Curve

The purpose of this study is to measure agricultural waste and estimate the environmental Kuznets curve in four East Asian countries using time series...

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...

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