Post Tagged with: "2018 in review"

Pakistan charts a new course under the PTI

Pakistan charts a new course under the PTI

Author: Sajjad Ashraf, Islamabad Pakistan?s politics remained typically bumpy during 2018. The year centred initially on former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who was disqualified from holding public office for life and sentenced to a 10-year prison term for possessing undeclared wealth. Sharif?s daughter, his chosen political heir, was sentenced to […]

Signs of transition and renewal in Singapore

Signs of transition and renewal in Singapore

Authors: Chang Yee Kwan, Xiamen University Malaysia and Mukul G Asher, Singapore Singapore reported a credible economic performance in 2018 amid an increasingly uncertain global environment, exemplified by the . Economic growth for the year is expected to lie between and overall inflation at . These compare well with of […]

Singapore?s PAP managing uncertainty

Singapore?s PAP managing uncertainty

Author: Bridget Welsh, John Cabot University Singapore?s 2018 was eventful. Key developments had less to do with the city-state?s ASEAN chairmanship and more to do with the governing People?s Action Party?s (PAP) responses to growing uncertainty related to domestic pressures and regional developments. In keeping with the norms of the […]

Taiwan?s year of reversal

Taiwan?s year of reversal

Author: Roy C Lee, CIER In December each year, Taiwanese vote for a Chinese character that best reflects the past year. The 2018 Word of the Year is fan, which has multiple meanings depending on the context. Its direct translation is ?reversal?. This is precisely how many Taiwanese felt in […]

Old wounds, fresh denial in Myanmar

Old wounds, fresh denial in Myanmar

Author: David I Steinberg, Georgetown University Myanmar?s year was framed by the horrific residues of 2017 ? the flight from death and destruction of over 700,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees, the largest tragic migration in modern Asian history, and Myanmar?s denial of responsibility for the situation. The Rohingya exodus was fuelled […]