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January 8, 2018

South Korea
Developing U.S.-ROK-ASEAN Cooperation

South Korea stands out as an ideal non-ASEAN Asian power that has the potential to work with both the United States and ASEAN to foster greater regional cooperation in Southeast Asia.

July 11, 2018

Southeast Asia
The Thai Junta Wins Back the World

More than four years after Thailand’s military seized power in a coup, the nineteenth coup or coup attempt in the kingdom since the end of the absolute monarchy in 1932, the country still seems far f…

Prayuth-Macron-6.25.2018

October 30, 2018

Southeast Asia
Thailand’s Elections: Will the Military Stay in Charge?

On a visit to Japan earlier in October, Thai Prime Minister and junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha reportedly confirmed that Thailand would indeed hold elections early next year, between February and May…

Prayuth_10.9.2018

October 15, 2018

Southeast Asia
Bolsonaro Ascendant II: More Lessons From Rodrigo Duterte’s Rise

Last week, following Jair Bolsonaro’s performance in the first round of Brazil’s presidential elections, when bolson exceeded predictions and won 46 percent of the first round vote, this column exami…

Duterte_10.17.2017

October 2, 2018

Southeast Asia
Hello, Shadowlands: A Review

By Hunter Marston Over the last year, concerns about Southeast Asia’s increasingly powerful autocrats have dominated headlines and commentary about the region. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte…

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March 23, 2018

Southeast Asia
Can Thanathorn Be a Savior of Thai Politics? Part 2

Much remains unknown about the young leader of one of Thailand’s newest political parties ahead of the promised 2019 elections.

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August 30, 2018

Southeast Asia
Khaki Capital: The Political Economy of the Military in Southeast Asia—A Review

After taking power in a coup in 2014, Thailand’s military junta made multiple promises of how they would change the kingdom. They vowed to clean up corruption, which supposedly had spiked under the Y…

Min Aung Hlaing_7.19.2018

September 22, 2017

Thailand
A Follow-up on the Thai Baht

Most countries intervene to limit appreciation, not directly to depreciate their currency. And limiting appreciation is a problem when the country has a large external surplus.

A Follow-up on the Thai Baht

September 18, 2017

Thailand
With Yingluck Gone, What Now for Thai Politics?

Throughout this past summer, Thai politicians, journalists, and other opinion leaders waited anxiously for the conclusion of the trial of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who was removed by…

Yingluck supporters_8.25.2017

June 15, 2018

Southeast Asia
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…

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