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2015 ADB Annual Meeting: Notes on the 48th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank, Baku, Azerbaijan (May 2015)

2015 ADB Annual Meeting: Notes on the 48th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank, Baku, Azerbaijan (May 2015)

Asia is heading back to basics as lower commodity prices, weak overseas demand, and rising inequality prompt changes to the region’s economic development model. At the annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank in Baku, trending topics such as regional integration and the promotion of regional bond markets were pushed down the agenda. Instead, finance

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Bridging Asia and Europe Through Maritime Connectivity: China’s Maritime Silk Road and Indonesia’s Maritime Axis (March 2015)

Bridging Asia and Europe Through Maritime Connectivity: China’s Maritime Silk Road and Indonesia’s Maritime Axis (March 2015)

In 2013, in front of the Indonesian Parliament, China’s President Xi Jinping announced the launch of a Maritime Silk Road. This massive connectivity project linking Asia and Europe encompasses the building and upgrading of maritime infrastructures. One year later, the newly-elected Indonesian President, Joko Widodo announced the project to make Indonesia a “maritime axis”. This

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The EU’s Development Policy in Myanmar (March 2014)

The EU’s Development Policy in Myanmar (March 2014)

Three years into the Myanmar peace process, the country remains plagued by corruption, ethnic conflicts, and religious tensions. The new government was formed in 2011 by Thein Sein, who retired from his military career in 2010. This shows a civil-military relationship that is characterised by deeply the entrenchment of economic and political interests on the

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Thailand’s Search for Legitimate Authority (March 2014)

Thailand’s Search for Legitimate Authority (March 2014)

As the crisis in Thailand enters its fourth month, the political unrest continues taking its toll on the Thai economy, despite a scaling down of the protests, after the leader of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee, Suthep Thaugsuban, urged protesters to assemble at Lumpini park. Meanwhile, Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Army Prayuth

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