Dr. Beginda Pakpahan is a political and economic analyst of global affairs at the University of Indonesia, Indonesia. He holds a doctorate in Politics and International Relations from the University of Edinburgh, the United Kingdom.
Myanmar has become a country with notable economic performance.
Muhammad Arif is Researcher at the Habibie Center’s ASEAN Studies program.
Maj. Yudi Ardian is a commissioned officer in the Indonesian Navy and currently on assignment to study at the US Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Opinions in this piece are his own.
While much of the world’s attention — including that of ASEAN — has focused on the Brexit referendum, another one that took place much closer to home has been left unnoticed. On Aug. 7, 61 percent of those who voted in Thailand’s referendum approved a new