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Cambodia 2014: The continuation of the Hun Sen-Sam Rainsy political duel and the surge in social conflict

Cambodia 2014: The continuation of the Hun Sen-Sam Rainsy political duel and the surge in social conflict   Nicola Mocci   University of Sassari nicolamocci@yahoo.it   Introduction In late 2013 and early 2014, a lengthy series of working class protests broke out in several Cambodian towns and violent clashes with …

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Malaysia 2014: Reforms and challenges in the year of flight MH370

Malaysia 2014: Reforms and challengesin the year of flight MH370 Stefano Caldirola University of Bergamo stefano.caldirola@unibg.it     Introduction  In 2014, Malaysian politics were largely determined by the general election of the year before, in which Prime Minister Najib Razak’s governing alliance, the Barisan Nasional (National Front, BN), led by …

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Indonesia 2014: Joko Widodo e la sfida all’élite del “new order”

Indonesia 2014: Joko Widodo e la sfida all’élite del “new order” Marco Vallino Asia Maior – Osservatorio italiano sull’Asia marco-vallino@libero.it     Premessa   In un’era di crescenti tensioni geopolitiche a livello internazionale, nel 2014 l’Indonesia affrontava un vasto processo elettorale che, non senza ostacoli, si concludeva in aprile con …

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