Democracy in Southeast Asia: Between Discontent and Hope

Written by Prashanth Parameswaran 11 July 2020

This report examines Southeast Asia’s democratic discontent and its strategic implications for the region. Drawing on empirical data and informed by conversations with officials and practitioners, it argues that Southeast Asia’s democratic discontent is rooted in several key strategic drivers and creates both opportunities and challenges that need to be properly understood and managed by regional states and external actors, including the United States and like-minded partners.

Publisher: Wilson Center

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Categories: Report, Liberal Democracy