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May 30, 2005

United States
Memo to Kirstof: China has some responsibility for global imbalances too

Nick Kristof accuses the US -- Democrats in Congress in particular -- of scapegoating China, and blaming China for global economic problems (more accurately, the risk of global economic problems) tha…

May 3, 2010

Regional Organizations
Just How "Central" is ASEAN, Anyway?

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Francis R. Malasig/Pool The Australian National University’s East Asia Forum has reprinted a fascinating speech by the talented Surin Pitsuwan, secretary-general of the Ass…

Just How "Central" is ASEAN, Anyway?

July 7, 2010

Too Quick to Count Obama Out In Asia

Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters "How Obama Lost His Asian Friends" is the clever title of my colleague Josh Kurlantzick’s cover story in this week’s Newsweek. The catchy title and the thrust of the artic…

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) poses with ASEAN Leaders before their ASEAN-US meeting in Singapore November 15, 2009. Pictured (L-R) are: Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand’s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, Vietnam’s President Nguyen Minh Triet. REUTERS/Jim Young

July 17, 2012

ASEAN’s Failures on the South China Sea

In the wake of the disastrous break-up of last week’s ASEAN foreign ministers meeting in Phnom Penh, at which ASEAN failed to agree to any statement summarizing their position on the South China Sea,…


November 15, 2012

Regional Organizations
ASEAN’s Future—and Asia’s

It’s telling that President Obama’s first foreign trip after winning reelection takes him to Asia, the historical hinge of the twenty-first century. The president will visit three Southeast Asian nat…

U.S. Secretary of State Clinton poses with ASEAN leaders during a meeting in Jakarta

January 4, 2011

Dangers and Ditches

Young returnees from north Sudan smile in Aweil. (Goran Tomasevic/courtesy Reuters) CFR’s Center for Preventive Action (CPA) recently asked a wide range of government officials, academics, and think…

Young returnees from north Sudan smile in Aweil

June 10, 2013

TWE Remembers: The Korean Expedition of 1871 and the Battle of Ganghwa (Shinmiyangyo)

Sometimes good relationships get off to a bad start. The United States and South Korea are a case in point. Today, Seoul is a valued American ally. Just last month, South Korean president Park Geun-h…

Council of war on board the U.S.S. Colorado in Korea in June 1871 (Courtesy National Archives and Records Administration).

October 8, 2013

Regional Organizations
Missing the Boat to Indonesia: Shortchanging a Strategic Partner

An unfortunate casualty of President Obama’s cancelled trip to Asia was the missed opportunity to cement stronger U.S. ties with Indonesia, the emerging giant of Southeast Asia. The bilateral relatio…

Indonesia's President Yudhoyono shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State Kerry during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the APEC Summit in Nusa Dua

February 19, 2016

The U.S.-ASEAN Summit: Final Thoughts

The U.S.-ASEAN summit earlier this week, held at Sunnylands estate in California, was overshadowed by the death of Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, and the political debate over his possible rep…

U.S.-ASEAN-leaders summit-sunnylands

March 8, 2016

Thanat Khoman and the Fraying of the U.S.-Thailand Alliance

Last week, Thanat Khoman, the longtime politician and former foreign minister of Thailand, died of natural causes in Bangkok. He was 102, and one of the last surviving leaders who played a central ro…