Junta Wins Thailand’s Farcical Election

Although Thailand’s junta won the Aug. 7 referendum on a draft constitution with 62 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results, any idea that this was a democratic election that validates the army’s h... Read More...

Philippine Vice President Not Settled Yet

A week into maverick tough-guy Rodrigo Duterte's victory as Philippine president-elect, his campaign team has begun a shortlist of his future cabinet members.  What is crucial, however, is who will be vi... Read More...

Party Infighting Undermines Korean Democracy

South Korea goes to the polls tomorrow (April 13) with the 300 seats of the unicameral National Assembly up for grabs. But the election itself has been overshadowed by the declining popularity of President Park Geun-hye and intense infighting within the ruling... Read More...

Buddhist Extremism Loses Out in Myanmar Vote

With the opposition National League for Democracy’s (NLD) landslide victory in Myanmar’s Nov. 8 election, the enduring popularity of its leader, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, was confirmed. The... Read More...