EU and ASEAN: Different history, common goals

While the history and culture of Europe is very different from Southeast Asia, some of the fundamental structural issues that shape international cooperation exist in both regions.

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ASEAN at 50: Slow but steady development

ASEAN has delivered 50 years of economic development and peaceful cooperation to its members. It has seen an expansion of trade and a deepening of economic cooperation.

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ASEAN at 50

Indonesia's Freedom Journey

Indonesia is the world's third largest democracy. The road was not easy. Today, while Indonesia has made impressive democratic gains, the country continues to struggle with various challenges.

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More freedom means more innovation

Drivers of Innovation podcast series explores stories where innovation means more than introducing new technology.

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Freedom-Journey with us!

How do you best experience freedom in Southeast and East Asia? Tell us through your pictures! Post your Freedom Foto on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #FNFSEEAsia .

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PH Bea Fojas

See Asia, Experience Freedom

The stories on the continuing journey to democracy of Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam will be unraveled in Freedom Journey ASIA.

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Freedom Journey ASIA

How Southeast Asia Can Improve Its Data Privacy Protection

Asia is rapidly expanding its digital economy with tech startup hubs popping up in the region and governments investing in further expanding their digital infrastructures. Additionally, with citizens...

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Freedom of Information and Southeast Asia – Status Quo and Deficiencies

Access to information is one of the keys to a functioning democracy. Giving citizens the legal and practical means to access public documents enables them to fully participate in public life, thereby...

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Implications of an Aging Society on Asia’s Economies

Humanity is facing a development that has never before occurred in human history: Populations around the world are ageing, some more rapidly than others. Some of the world’s most advanced economies...

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Four Ways Big Data Helps Local Economies Grow

The digital economy has proliferated in some advanced economies around the globe, whether it is in the United States, Europe, or even in Asia. In Singapore, we see some of the region’s best practices...

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