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April 24, 2018

International Economic Policy
Asia's Central Banks and Sovereign Funds Are Back

East Asia (China, Japan, and the NIEs) ran a $600 billion current account surplus in 2017. "Official" (central bank and sovereign fund) outflows accounted for about half of that. Asia's foreign excha…

Asia's Central Banks and Sovereign Funds Are Back

June 4, 2019

South Korea
Korea, the “Germany” of Northeast Asia…

Korea has no shortage of fiscal space.  It should use it.

Korea, the “Germany” of Northeast Asia…

July 26, 2005

United States
ASIA: U.S. Military Bases in Central Asia

This publication is now archived. What is the status of the U.S. military bases in Central Asia?The United States maintains two bases in Central Asia, one each in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, for its p…

September 4, 2011

Asia
Central Asia Celebrates Independence

A general view of the Kalyan ensemble in Bukhara, Uzbekistan, which dates as far back as 1127. Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov. With Central Asian countries celebrating the 20th anniversary of their indepen…

Central Asia Celebrates Independence

February 18, 2011

China
An Agenda for U.S.-Central Asia Relations

When it snows on the steppes of eastern Kazakhstan, hunters saddle up and gallop off with eagles on their arms in search of prey. (Shamil Zhumatov/Courtesy Reuters) I’ve blogged mainly on East Asia …

An Agenda for U.S.-Central Asia Relations

January 5, 2010

Russia
China’s Big Play in Central Asia

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Mukhtar Kholdorbekov/Kazinform Last week, a west-east pipeline from Xinjiang to eastern China began bringing Central Asian gas to energy-hungry Chinese consumers. The pipel…

China’s Big Play in Central Asia

July 10, 2019

Southeast Asia
Can Democracy’s Breakdown in Asia be Stopped?

It has become, at this point, almost a trope to conclude that global democracy is increasingly imperiled, but there is considerable evidence backing this theory. In response to the global threats to …

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (L) and Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, attend the opening plenary of the World Economic Forum on ASEAN at a hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia May 11, 2017.

April 30, 2019

South Korea
Improving Japan-ROK-U.S. Military Cooperation on North Korea: A Tough Road Ahead

The United States must engage with Japan and South Korea to bridge differences, pursue common interests, and manage issues likely to persist in the Japan-ROK relationship.

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April 4, 2019

U.S. Foreign Policy
Continuity and Change: The Trump Administration’s South Asia Policies

Since President Donald J. Trump assumed office, U.S. foreign policy has seen major shake-ups: withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Paris accord, a dramatic down-to-the-wire renegotia…

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a bilateral meeting with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi alongside the ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

May 21, 2019

Southeast Asia
Anand Panyarachun and The Making of Modern Thailand: A Review

By Petra Desatova Anand Panyarachun, the former prime minister of Thailand and a long-time central figure in Thai politics, belongs to an old generation of Thai technocrats, who shaped Thailand’s …

Anand Panyarachun