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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

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

March 11, 2019

India
A Matter of Particular Concern: India’s Transition From Biomass Burning

Aaron Steinberg is an interdepartmental program assistant at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.  On Sunday, the Indian Election Commission released the much anticipated polling dates fo…

A villager makes cow dung cakes used as cooking fuel at Maloya village on the outskirts of the northern Indian city of Chandigarh January 31, 2011.

February 27, 2019

India
India and Pakistan at the Brink, Foreign Policy Heads Into the Unknown in South Asia

Countries that wish for peace must press Pakistan to make better choices and uphold its obligations as a UN member state.

India's Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol along the fenced border with Pakistan in Ranbir Singh Pura sector near Jammu February 26, 2019. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

February 4, 2019

Japan
Japan-South Korea Tensions Spur the Need for Courage and Creativity

This post is co-authored with Brad Glosserman, deputy director of and visiting professor at the Tama University Center for Rule Making Strategies and senior advisor for Pacific Forum. Scott A. Snyder…

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April 25, 2018

Southeast Asia
ASEAN Centrality in Managing a Geopolitical Jigsaw Puzzle

The tug-of-war between China and the United States, Australia, Japan, and India will define the geopolitical landscape of Asia and threatens to divide ASEAN.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations flag leads the flags of the ten-member countries during the ASEAN Regional Forum meeting in 2008. Reuters/Romeo Gacad

April 20, 2010

Asia
Central Asia’s Little Problem of Governance

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov Today’s New York Times and Christian Science Monitor pretty much argue that Kyrgyzstan is coming apart at the seams.  “Security vacuum!” screams the Monito…

Central Asia’s Little Problem of Governance

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

March 20, 2019

Indonesia
Indonesia’s Election: Southeast Asia’s Drifting Heavyweight

Indonesia’s high-stakes vote for president is likely to result in more political stagnation for the world’s third-largest democracy.

A man stands in front of an Indonesian election campaign mural

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…