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February 9, 2009

Emerging Markets
Davos, the Poor, and the Crash of ’08

CFR Senior Fellow Laurie Garrett says the recent Davos economic forum failed to provide any blue print for reconciling the financial crisis and development aid needs. She predicts donor nations will …

December 29, 2009

Thailand
Thailand and Cambodia Compete to Throw Out Refugees

News this week that the Thai government would begin forcibly repatriating some 4,000 Hmong back to Laos was greeted by condemnations from the UN, the United States, and various human rights organizat…

July 1, 2010

China
A Response to “Asia Alone”

Jim Young/courtesy Reuters In Liz Economy’s assessment of Simon Tay’s new book Asia Alone, she writes that Tay argues that the United States should accept ASEAN as a full partner in a more multilate…

U.S. President Obama shakes hands with Thailand’s PM Abhisit after  the ASEAN-US Leaders Meeting at the APEC Summit in Singapore

January 3, 2011

China
Predictions for the New Year

Revellers take part in New Year celebrations in Hong Kong's Times Square. (Tyrone Siu/Courtesy Reuters) Liz already handled the top stories of 2010, so how about a few predictions for Asia for 2…

Revellers take part in New Year celebrations in Hong Kong’s Times Square

May 20, 2011

Thailand
Bangkok’s Bloodshed: One Year On

Anti-government ''red shirt'' protesters wear hats with pictures of toppled premier Thaksin Shinawatra as they pray during a rally at Ratchaprasong intersection at Bangkok's shopp…

Anti-government ’’red shirt’’ protesters wear hats with pictures of toppled premier Thaksin Shinawatra as they pray during a rally at Ratchaprasong intersection at Bangkok’s shopping district May 19, 2011. Thousands of

April 13, 2011

Thailand
Thailand to Myanmar Refugees: Drop Dead

A Myanmar refugee, who crossed over from Myanmar to Thailand when a battle erupted between Myanmar's soldiers and rebels, carries his relative at the Thai border town of Mae Sot on November 8, 20…

A Myanmar refugee, who crossed over from Myanmar to Thailand when a battle erupted between Myanmar’s soldiers and rebels, carries his relative at the Thai border town of Mae Sot on November 8, 2010.

November 3, 2010

Myanmar
Myanmar’s Elections Offer Glimmer of Change

Myanmar’s military junta made sure the country’s first elections in twenty years will favor the regime, but the polls still offer prospects for independent, civilian voices to emerge, says CFR’s Josh…

March 24, 2010

Thailand
Bangkok Protests: Reading Beyond the Red

Can Thailand get out of its seemingly intractable political crisis, now going on five years and counting? Thousands of red-clad protestors remain camped out on the streets of Bangkok, railing against…

April 12, 2010

Thailand
Reform, Not Revolution, for Thailand

The once-prosperous democratic ally of the United States faces continuing upheaval unless the elite and opposition agree to political reforms and a frank debate about the future of its monarchy, writ…

March 1, 2012

Thailand
Thailand’s Collapsing Peace: Part II

The Nation (the Thailand version) has an article today noting that Suranand Vejjajiva, who was the Prime Minister’s Office Minister in previous Thaksin Shinawatra governments, has now begun playing a…

The return of Suranand Vejjajiva is seen as a signal that Thaksin Shinawatra (above) is poised to return to Thailand.