Amid political uncertainty in Bangkok, a violent insurgency continues in the country's majority Malay Muslim provinces in the south, with no possible settlement in sight.
Thailand's government is currently struggling with political turmoil and the southern insurgency.
Cambodia has come a long way from the brutal rule of the Khmer Rouge, but development challenges and lack of freedoms continue to hamper growth.
The United Nations has frequently cited East Timor as a model nation-building project. But new unrest in the tiny Asian state indicates that the international community has again failed to show the stamina to guide a nation toward genuine stability.
The ASEAN Terms of Reference for the High Level Panel on an ASEAN Human Rights Body was adopted on July 21, 2008 at the ASEAN ministerial meeting.
Rising commodity prices have boosted mining profits, bringing windfalls to some regions and raising the possibility of large-scale industry consolidation.
A profile of terrorism in the Philippines.
A softer approach to terrorism, like the one adopted by Indonesia, may have valuable lessons for other countries struggling with militant violence.
The Burmese government failed to adequately respond to a cyclone that struck the country last week, while the world chose to respond and point out the problems within the country.
Michael Moran discusses the response to Cyclone Nargis by Myanmar’s authoritarian government, “a regime so fearful for its own survival that it would allow tens of thousands more of its citizens to perish of post-disaster disease, exposure and privations, rather than allow a willing world to come help.”
Stewart Patrick addresses the difficult question of whether or not the UN should intervene in Myanmar and do something about the “callous indifference” that the ruling junta is showing towards its people.
Experts warn of a humanitarian tragedy in Myanmar, but the country's government continues to block widespread access for aid workers.
CFR's Laurie Garrett says if Myanmar's regime continues to restrict access to aid workers, the carnage from the cyclone will exceed that of the tsunami.
In response to the devastating typhoon that has ravaged Burma, Ivo Daalder and Paul Stares argue that the UN must invoke its “responsibility to protect” clause and intervene.
Myanmar's disaster is compounded by its government, which appears to be restricting aid for political reasons.
Allan Gyngell, a former Australian diplomat, says there is concern in Australia and East Asia that the next U.S. president might retreat from the United States' support for free trade.
Beijing’s hunger for commodities has brought a trade boom with Australia and New Zealand, but protectionist concerns could block further liberalization.
Paul Harrison, an expert in Buddhist studies, says recent unrest in Myanmar and Tibet showcases major challenges facing the religion.
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.
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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