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In Defence of Indonesian Democracy

In politics, as in life, context is everything. This is something on which almost everyone agrees and yet most of us ignore. The result is at times tragic, such as when we hit peak hour traffic jams on way to catch the last train home. At others, it...

Neighborhood News Digest – 21 December 2023

Afghanistan Haqqani Welcomes Recommendations of Turkish Scholars-Tolo News The Acting Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani, in a meeting with a delegation of religious scholars from Turkey, said their recommendations for strengthening the Islamic...

A Victory for Democracy in Liberia

In a knife-edge election, Joseph Boakai made a stunning comeback and is set to become Liberia’s new leader. With 50.9 percent of the vote, the 78-year-old leader, a former vice president, saw a close victory over his main rival, incumbent Weah, who...

A Brief Evaluation of Maldives Presidential Elections

The recent presidential elections in Maldives saw the victory of Dr Mohamed Muizzu as their president, beating incumbent President Ibrahim Solih in a second-round runoff. Muizzu received 54% of the ballots, with 46% for Solih. In this episode, Amb...

Neighborhood News Digest – 12 October 2023

Afghanistan Islamic Emirate Establishes Commission for Afghan Refugees’ Return – Tolo News The Islamic Emirate established a special commission to address the problems of Afghan refugees based in Pakistan. The commission, which is led by the deputy...

Neighborhood News Digest – 09 October 2023

Afghanistan Over 2,000 dead in Afghanistan earthquake, houses flattened, Taliban seek help – India Today The death toll from Saturday's powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Afghanistan rose to 2,000. Several houses were flattened. The Taliban sought...

Neighborhood News Digest – 26 September 2023

Afghanistan Muttaqi Travels to Russia To Participate in Moscow Format Meeting – Tolo News A delegation from the Islamic Emirate led by the acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi went to Russia on Monday to participate in the Moscow Format meeting...

Unravelling Indonesia's Democratic Evolution, Transformations and Challenges

In an occurrence rare in politics, Indonesia stands out as one of the few countries in the world where a rival Presidential candidate of another political party is appointed to one of the highest ministerial positions within the ruling government...

Neighbourhood News Digest – 19 May 2023

Afghanistan Children bearing the brunt of Afghanistan crisis: UNICEF - UN This year, some 2.3 million Afghan boys and girls are expected to face acute malnutrition. Of this number, 875,000 will need treatment for severe acute malnutrition, a life-...

Of democracy, impunity and autocracy

Sanctions do not have a place in international law, except with UN approval. But they have become commonplace weapons in the diplomatic armoury of countries. The social media age craves competition, comparison and instant verdicts on trends within...

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