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June 25, 2018

Southeast Asia
Mahathir-Abe_6.12.2018 After the Big Win, Mahathir Faces Reality—Part Two

In my previous post, I discussed how, after a surprising victory in May elections, and jubilation among supporters of the former opposition coalition that they had finally broken through, ending the …

June 19, 2018

Southeast Asia
Mahathir_6.11.2018 After the Big Win, Mahathir Faces Reality

Following the surprise victory by Malaysia’s (former) opposition coalition in national elections in May, a spirit of jubilation erupted in much of the country, at least in regions not won by UMNO, th…

June 15, 2018

Southeast Asia
Thailand train_12.17.2017 In Southeast Asia, Belt and Road Attracts Takers, But Skepticism is Rising

Since China’s Belt and Road Initiative was formally launched in 2013, Southeast Asia has been one of the major priorities of the infrastructure investment project. Beijing launched a new high-speed r…

May 4, 2011

Palestinian Territories
Siniora: U.S. Must Capitalize on bin Laden Killing to Address Mideast Issues

Fuad Siniora, former prime minister of Lebanon, discusses the implications of Osama bin Laden’s death for the Middle East, the Hamas-Fatah agreement, and the U.S. role in supporting the Arab Spring w…

March 29, 2012

Syria
Syrian Tremors at Arab Summit

The Arab League summit in Baghdad is focused on Syria, but events on the ground appear to have already outpaced the regional group, says CFR’s Mohamad Bazzi.

November 30, 2011

Syria
Pressuring a Defiant Syria

Syria is faced with an increasing number of international sanctions for its bloody crackdown against protesters. CFR’s Mohamad Bazzi says the crises facing the regime are unprecedented, but the regim…

August 5, 2010

Israel
Defusing Lebanon’s Powder Keg

Lebanon faces new sectarian violence, and tensions along its border with Israel threaten to boil over. CFR’s Mohamad Bazzi says to help avert conflict, Washington must eventually engage with the most…

May 14, 2018

Southeast Asia
Anwar Ibrahim_10.12.2016 Malaysia’s Stunning Election Creates More Questions Rather Than Answers

In a result few pollsters and analysts (including myself) predicted, last week the Malaysian opposition coalition, led by nonagenarian former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, defeated the ruling coal…

May 16, 2018

Malaysia
Mahathir_5.12.2018 The Strategic Implications of Malaysia’s Election Stunner

By Richard Javad Heydarian Malaysia’s recent national election was a stunner for many reasons. Not only did the election return a nonagenarian to power, but it also ended the six-decades-long on…

November 12, 2009

Political Movements
In Lebanon: New Government, Old Politics

CFR’s Mohamad Bazzi says while a new unity government in Lebanon after months of political uncertainty is welcomed by Washington, inclusion of Hezbollah poses potential challenges.