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In the beginning of 2017 AsiaMaior has been migrated from the old server to a new one. During this operation we rebuild the graphical interface and we added a lot new feature. These very significant work are still in progress. We hope to end asap. Stay tuned in order to …

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Thailand 2015: Anxiety over the royal succession in the post coup 2014

Thailand 2015: Anxiety over the royal succession in the post coup 2014 Pavin Chachavalpongpun Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University pavin@cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp     The military staged a coup on 22 May 2014, overthrowing the elected government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Outwardly, the military justified its political intervention with …

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Malaysia 2015: Najib Razak’s hardest year

Malaysia 2015: Najib Razak’s hardest year Stefano Caldirola University of Bergamo stefano.caldirola@unibg.it     In 2015 Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s leadership was badly shaken by the eruption of a huge corruption scandal in July. This same scandal contributed to making the Malaysian economic outlook negative, while the national currency …

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Cambodia 2015: 30 years of Hun Sen’s government and the progressive centralization of power

Cambodia 2015: 30 years of Hun Sen’s government and the progressive centralization of power Nicola Mocci University of Sassari nicolamocci@yahoo.it       In 2015 Cambodia celebrated the anniversary of 30 years of Hun Sen’s government. This article argues that this anniversary coincided with a crisis of hegemony of both …

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Indonesia 2015: The First Year of the «People’s President»

Indonesia 2015: The First Year of the «People’s President» Elena Valdameri  Asia Maior – An Italian think tank on Asia elena.valdameri83@gmail.com Joko Widodo’s election in 2014, after a long and harshly contested presidential race, raised great expectations: not beholden to the military and political elites of the Suharto era, Indonesian …

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Korean peninsula 2015: one step forward and two steps back

Korean peninsula 2015: one step forward and two steps back[1] Marco Milani Università di Bologna marco.milani6@unibo.it and Barbara Onnis University of Cagliari bonnis@unica.it     In 2015, in South Korea, President Park Geun-hye’s decline in popularity, which had begun in the previous year, further accelerated. In particular, the outbreak of …

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