National Elections in the Philippines: New Leadership and New Prospects of Peace in Mindanao?
On May 10, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino secured a majority in the national elections and will be the next President of the Republic of the Philippines. With strong electoral support and as an offspring of two national heroes, late President Corazon “Cory” Aquino and Benigno Aquino, an assassinated leader of Marco’s opposition, Aquino appears to be in a better position than his predecessor, the incumbent President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Will Aquino turn the popular support into a strong leadership and secure sufficient political will to finalize more than a decade long negotiation process with MILF? Will his administration find a lasting solution for the Moro national struggle in Mindanao?
Seoul’s Changing Indo-Pacific Manifesto and India: Policy Prescriptions for India-ROK Ties
Abstract: China’s stupendous rise and the subsequent rivalry with the US for global hegemony have forced countries to choose sides; caught between a rock and a hard place, middle powers […]
1325 NAPs Beyond East and West: Institutionalizing the WPS Agenda in Sweden and South Korea
Jiso Yoon & Love-Lis Liljeström compare Sweden’s and South Korea’s primary achievements and flaws in formulating and implementing their national action plans on the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.
Education and Development in North Korea: The Push for a “Science-Based Economy” Under Kim Jong Un
Abstract This Issue Brief analyzes the development of education in North Korea with particular focus on the Kim Jong Un era and the recent government’s emphasis on scientific development. Once […]
Women, Higher Education and Democracy in Bangladesh
Abstract The constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh emphasizes that women needs to be adequately represented in all walks of life, including higher education. It is obviously crucial for […]