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Asia Unbound

CFR fellows and other experts assess the latest issues emerging in Asia today.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau smiles before the start of the Special Gala Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN in Manila, Philippines, on November 12, 2017. Aaron Favila/Reuters

Picking Up the Mantle on Democracy Promotion

More than one year into the Donald J. Trump administration, it has become obvious that the White House has little interest in using the bully pulpit, or U.S. funds, for promoting democracy and human rights globally. Read More

March 16, 2018

Thailand’s (Possible) Election: A Plethora of Parties Register, But Will Politics Actually Change?

With elections in Thailand seemingly slated for early 2019, could an Emmanuel Macron–like figure emerge in the kingdom?

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March 14, 2018

Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia Seeks New Partners in the Era of “America First”

Amid uncertainty over U.S. foreign policy, countries across Southeast Asia are looking to build up strategic partnerships with regional powers to counter an increasingly assertive China.

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March 9, 2018

Southeast Asia
Vietnam and India Cement an Increasingly Vital Relationship in Southeast Asia

In addition to bolstering strategic ties with the United States, Vietnam is also building a strong strategic relationship with other partners, particularly India, that are skeptical of China’s growing power in the Asia-Pacific.

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