COMMENTARY

Widodo administration's authoritarian measures continue to weaken Indonesian democracy

AS MADELEINE Albright wrote in her brilliant take on the rise of authoritarian regimes, Fascism: A Warning, the Italian dictator Mussolini was once quoted as saying that when accumulating power it is best to do so as one would pluck a chicken - feather by feather - "so each squawk is heard...

Countering China's rising influence

EARLIER this month, at the US-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in Singapore, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a commitment for US government investments in the region. Touted under the grandiloquent name of America's Indo-Pacific Economic Vision, it is the economic pillar of a larger...