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May 10, 2018

Southeast Asia
Mahathir_5.10.2018 Can Mahathir Mohamad be Malaysia’s First Democratically Elected Prime Minister?

By Thomas Pepinsky On May 9, Malaysian voters delivered a stunning defeat to the incumbent Barisan Nasional (BN, “National Front”) regime. Since independence in 1957, Malaysia has been ruled by a …

May 10, 2018

Southeast Asia
Mahathri_5.9.2018 Initial Questions About the Malaysian Election Upset

Part 1 Earlier this week, the opposition coalition in Malaysia pulled off a dramatic upset, ending the ruling coalition’s grip on political power, which has lasted since Malaysia’s independence fr…

March 13, 2017

Cybersecurity
When China’s White-Hat Hackers Go Patriotic

Lorand Laskai is a research associate in Asia studies program at the Council on Foreign Relations. You can follow him @lorandlaskai.  Only hours after China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) rele…

December 15, 2015

Thailand
thailand-human-trafficking Thailand’s Mounting Trafficking Problem

Human trafficking has long been a serious problem in Thailand. For decades, Thailand has been a source country for trafficked people, a transit country, and a destination for trafficked men and women…

May 6, 2015

Thailand
Thailand-Songkhla Is the Mass Grave a “Turning Point” for Thai Policy on Trafficking?

Last Friday, Thai police discovered a mass grave near the country’s southern border with Malaysia. Twenty-six bodies have been exhumed from the grave thus far. According to a report in the New York T…

April 14, 2015

Cybersecurity
CFR China Net Politics Great Cannon Cyber The Great Cannon and the Globalization of Chinese Internet Companies

In the mid 1990s, as a grad student, I went to do my fieldwork in Shanghai and Beijing ready to ask the wrong questions. At the time, sinology was heavily influenced by questions of civil society and…

April 15, 2015

South Korea
confucian-rite-of-passage-multicutluralism Korea’s Immigration Policy Backlash

Darcie Draudt is a research associate for Korea Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Late last month, the South Korean Ministry of Gender Equality and Family presented an open discussion tit…

September 14, 2013

China
A man cycles past the water-cooling towers of a coal-fired power plant on a hazy day in Beijing on January 22, 2013. (Jason Lee/Courtesy Reuters) Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of September 13, 2013

Will Piekos and Sharone Tobias look at the top five stories in Asia this week. 1. Chinese economy posts strong numbers. Chinese overseas shipments in August rose 7.2 percent from a year earlier, inc…

November 5, 2013

India
"Why Growth Matters: How Economic Growth in India Reduced Poverty and the Lessons for Other Developing Countries"

Jagdish Bhagwati, CFR's senior fellow for international economics, discusses his new book, Why Growth Matters: How Economic Growth in India Reduced Poverty and the Lessons for Other Developing Countr…

November 5, 2013

India
NY Event: "Why Growth Matters: How Economic Growth in India Reduced Poverty and the Lessons for Other Developing Countries"

Jagdish N. Bhagwati discusses his new book, Why Growth Matters: How Economic Growth in India Reduced Poverty and the Lessons for Other Developing Countries, with CFR President Richard N. Haass.