Washington will now engage in direct talks with Myanmar's ruling junta while maintaining existing sanctions. CFR's Kara C. McDonald says the success of the strategy hinges on the U.S. ability to work with Myanmar's regional partners to build a multilateral consensus on how to deal with the country.
After widespread civil unrest, Thailand remains deeply polarized, its economy is contracting, and its king is getting older. Whatever the outcome of the present crisis, the future of Thai democracy does not look good.
As the Obama administration contemplates what to do with the detainees who remain in Guantanamo, Religious Rehabilitation Group (RRG) in Singapore--which tries to rehabilitate terrorist detainees--could provide a model.
A report coauthored by the Emergency Assistance Team (Burma) and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, detailing the Burmese government's reluctance to provide aid relief to the victims of Cyclone Nargis in May 2008.
While much of Cambodia -- and of the world -- holds on to memories of the country's sorrowful past under the Khmer Rouge, few seem to notice that the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen is destroying the nation.
Max Boot compares the U.S. decision to back the overthrow of South Vietnam president Ngo Dihn Diem in 1963 to signals from U.S. senior officials that they want to replace Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
The latest political crisis in Thailand is another setback to democratization in Southeast Asia. It signals potential new headaches for U.S. policymakers who had come to rely on the region's stability.
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