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ASEAN Economic Integration: By whom? For whom?

ASEAN is being projected as a destination for investments because of its growth rate at 5.3%1, which is currently faster than the US at...

Briefers on Militarism now available online

APRN has released two briefers on militarism: Militarism and the Agenda 2030 and Militarism and the Environment. Militarism and the Agenda 2030 delves into the...

The WB-AIIB’s Indonesia ‘National Slum Upgrading’ Project: Safeguard violations and weak...

Indonesia’s President Jokowi has launched the ambitious “100-0-100 Program” with a laudable goal of 100 per cent access to potable water, 0 slums, and...

APRN briefer on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

With the lackluster performance of the WTO negotiations in the past years, monopoly capital has renewed its focus on bilateral and regional free trade...

APRN briefer on militarism and the Agenda 2030

This briefer aims to shed light on the emerging threat of militarism in the Asia Pacific region and how the Agenda 2030 responds to the issue. It highlights the issue of militarism being used as a legal recourse to aide large-scale resource grabs, how militarism is affecting women and indigenous peoples and how high military spending is diverting resources away from sustainable development financing.