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June 8, 2017

Thailand
Thailand’s Military Prepares for the Long Haul?

During the 1990s and early 2000s, when I was based in Thailand, Thai military officers frequently claimed to me that the armed forces, which along with the monarchy had been the central player in Tha…

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January 19, 2016

Taiwan
A Stable Transition in Taiwan?

Taiwan’s new government will face the challenge of deciding whether to make further progress in cross-strait relations and not destabilize regional security, says CFR’s Jerome A. Cohen.

November 22, 2016

Global Agenda: Getting Human Rights Right

This blog post is part of a series entitled Global Agenda, in which experts will identify major global challenges facing President-Elect Trump, the options available to him, and what is at stake for …

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June 2, 2014

China
China’s Rights Struggle Twenty-Five Years After Tiananmen

Despite China’s economic progress in the twenty-five years since the crackdown on democracy activists, ongoing abuses of political and civil rights pose a threat to authorities, says CFR’s Jerome A. …

October 22, 2013

Taiwan
Challenge to China

Challenge to China draws attention to an underappreciated aspect of legal reforms in Taiwan, and asks how Taiwan's experience might be relevant to its giant neighbor across the Taiwan Strait.

August 28, 2013

China
China’s Rule-of-Law Trial

The unusual trial of Bo Xilai and China’s crackdown on both corruption and press freedom reveal a confused and conflicted leadership, says CFR’s Jerome Cohen.

January 27, 2011

China
China’s Human Rights Puzzle

Despite urging from President Obama and rising discontent at home, President Hu is only nodding to human rights, says CFR’s Jerome A. Cohen, but if China’s domestic pressure becomes strong enough,…

March 24, 2009

China
China’s ’Mixed Record’ on Human Rights

Jerome A. Cohen, an expert on human rights in China, sees "enormous progress" in economic and social rights but says deep problems--and sometimes harsh reprisals--persist for those seeking political …

April 14, 2011

Afghanistan
Restrepo: Documenting a Year in Afghanistan

Journalists Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington discuss their sojourn in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan filming a platoon of U.S. soldiers for their documentary "Restrepo."

July 27, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
U.S. Priorities in a Changing Middle East

A potential civil war in Syria, a broken state in Libya, and Egypt’s transition of power loom as chief Mideast challenges for Washington. CFR’s Robert Danin reviews the path for U.S. planners.