Thailand's general elections in July could mark a crucial step toward reconciliation but are likely to fuel further resentments that have roiled the country and eroded regional stability, says CFR's Joshua Kurlantzick.
Indonesia's President Yudhoyono discusses the stresses and challenges of pursuing a path of democratization and reform, and Indonesia's desire to play a larger role in the region and the world.
Joshua Kurlantzick says that as counterterrorism officials plot life for al-Qaeda after Osama bin Laden, they would do well to look toward the Indonesian experience.
Joshua Kurlantzick argues, "Around the globe, it is democratic meltdowns, not democratic revolutions, that are now the norm."
Joshua Kurlantzick reviews Mark Askew's Legitimacy Crisis in Thailand.
In this Markets and Democracy Brief, CFR's Joshua Kurlantzick analyzes Thailand's democratic failure and offers lessons from the Thai experience for new governments and reformers in the Middle East.
Joshua Kurlantzick says that while many look to Indonesia as a model for the Middle East's current transition to democracy, the outcome in the Middle East may be quite different.
Egypt's post-Mubarak transition parallels Indonesia's post-Suharto, argues CFR's Karen Brooks. Indonesia's example indicates the Muslim Brotherhood should be incorporated into Egyptian politics rather than marginalized, she says.
This Security Council Report update details the continuing clash between the Thai and Cambodian militaries.
Australia's continued flooding is expected to cost billions in losses and clean-up, and some scientists believe the devastating floods are a harbinger of increasing extreme weather events to come.
Joshua Kurlantzick says, "The junta might be building nukes--but is the United States doing anything about it?"
Jerome A. Cohen and Jon M. Van Dyke discuss China's claim to the South China Sea.
What will Obama focus on during his upcoming Asia trip? CFR experts Evan Feigenbaum, Joshua Kurlantzick, Scott Snyder, Edward Alden, and Sheila Smith discuss the agendas for India, Indonesia, South Korea, G20, and Japan.
Myanmar's military junta made sure the country's first elections in twenty years will favor the regime, but the polls still offer prospects for independent, civilian voices to emerge, says CFR's Joshua Kurlantzick.
Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak, prime minister of Malaysia, discusses his nation's plan to become a developed country by 2020, Malaysia as a model of moderate Islam, and the commonalities between the United States and Malaysia.
Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak, speaks about economic transformation.
Prime Minister Vejjajiva of Thailand speaks about the Thai demonstrations that took place this past year in April and May, as well as the status of elections.
Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva speaks on democracy and reform in Thailand.
David G. Bradley, the Chairman of Atlantic Media Company, presides over a conversation with Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Republic of the Philippines.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The author analyzes the potentially serious consequences, both at home and abroad, of a lightly overseen drone program and makes recommendations for improving its governance.
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More
A roadmap for the United States' greatest overlooked foreign policy challenge of our time--relations with its southern neighbor. More
Two experts argue that despite myriad development strategies, only one can succeed in alleviating poverty in India: the overall growth of the country's economy. More