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A CRS Report for Congress explores the challenges and opportunities that the United States faces when pursuing bilateral and multilateral ties with Japan, Australia, and India.
Steven Simon and Jonathan Stevenson write that "the history of the Vietnam War teaches that to preserve American strength and prestige, we must begin withdrawing from Iraq now."
Podcast: A veteran reporter discusses a war crimes tribunal trying members of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime.
Shifting demographics in Australia made the Asian immigrant votes critical to Kevin Rudd's victory in the November 24 general elections.
This article from the Power and Interest News Report discusses India's foreign policy objectives in East and South East Asia.
An article about how the Burmese military junta earns millions on mining and selling rubies that end up in European and Asian jewelers' hands.
Over the past decade, Burma has gone from being an antidemocratic embarrassment and humanitarian disaster to being a serious threat to its neighbors' security. The international community must change its approach to the country's junta.
The Association of South East Asian Nations faces heat for its “weak” stance on Myanmar’s crackdown, drawing observers to question the group’s power.
CFR Fellow Michael Gerson comments on the power of religion in repressive societies.
The UN Security Council is divided on Myanmar even as the country’s military regime steps up violence.
A spate of rare protests against Myanmar’s military regime has raised hopes among democracy activists for renewed international pressure for political reforms.
In this policy research working paper, the World Bank aims to examine the resulting impact of climate change on hydropower projects. Three projects are considered: India, Sri Lanka, and
A Malaysian court’s ruling against a Muslim convert to Christianity highlights the difficulties of blending sharia law with modern legal frameworks.
Listen to Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun chair of Islamic studies at American University, discuss his recent trip to the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia to meet with different Muslim communities, and his new book, Journey Into Islam.
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