Bridget Welsh is a Visiting Professor at John Cabot University, a Senior Research Associate at NTU, a Senior Associate Fellow THC and a University Fellow of CDU. She analyzes Southeast Asian politics, especially Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Indonesia. She is committed to engagement, fostering mutual understanding and empowerment.
Monthly archive January, 2015

A Visit to Hanoi

I cannot visit Vietnam without thinking about Hoa. Arriving at the airport makes me recall similar moments on route to see her in hospital or celebrate her life. The city itself brings back even more memories – of her favorite food, of the bustle in which she grew up, of laughter. It is over four...

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Hijack on Capitol Hill

Published on Jan 23, 2015 in The Edge Review How the new Republican US Congress plans to seize control of Obama’s Asia policy After its first month focused on reversing domestic healthcare and social policies, the new Republican-majority US Congress is expected to start trying to stamp its mark on President Barack Obama’s initiatives abroad,...

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A mountain to climb

Published on Jan 02, 2015 in The Edge Review 2015 is a banner year for ASEAN as it takes the long-awaited leap towards integration. But obstacles to success remain formidable This is supposed to be a pivotal year for Southeast Asia as ASEAN approaches its stated aim of creating an integrated market and boosting regional...

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Finding hope for Malaysia in 2015

Taken from Malaysiakini.com Difficult is an understatement for the year Malaysia had in 2014. Today marks a new beginning, an opportunity for assessment and moving forward. With so many Malaysians suffering from bouts of despair with the national leadership on both sides of the political divide, I wanted to take an opportunity to share some...

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