February 27, 2018Southeast Asia
After months of speculation, many signs indicate that Malaysia will hold its national elections in late April or early May. According to reports in the Malaysian press, the country’s election commiss…
February 27, 2018Indonesia
The rise of Islamism in Malaysia and Indonesia could have severe consequences for the two states’ societies, political systems, and overall stability.
October 6, 2008Global
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has launched the "CFR Forum" (http://blogs.cfr.org/forum), a new group blog, featuring a series of expert discussions moderated by CFR fellows. The forum will a…
January 9, 2018Southeast Asia
There is plenty of blame to go around for the current humanitarian crisis in western Myanmar’s Rakhine State, the worst in East Asia. Both the United Nations’ human rights chief and U.S. Secretary of…
February 15, 2018Venezuela
In addition to a sharp economic downturn, Venezuela faces a humanitarian crisis. The United States can do little to prevent a downward spiral, but it should take measures to mitigate the political, economic, and humanitarian consequences of a potential mass emigration.