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September 9, 2022

Myanmar
Why Democracy in Southeast Asia Will Worsen in 2023

Despite Southeast Asia's significant democratic erosion in 2022, upcoming elections and other political developments in 2023 could be even more detrimental to democracy in the region.

US Secretary of State shakes hands with Cambodian Prime Minister

June 22, 2022

Latin America
Central America’s Turbulent Northern Triangle

The U.S. government continues to seek strategies for responding to the growing number of migrants fleeing poverty, violence, and other challenges in the Central American region.

A child sits outside her home in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

March 21, 2022

Russia
Don't Pivot From the Pivot to Asia

Russia's struggles in Ukraine reveal a pivot to Asia is still the right strategy.

President Barack Obama announces the pivot to Asia in a speech to the Australian Parliament on November 17, 2011.

July 28, 2022

Sri Lanka
Family Ties Led to Sri Lanka's Collapse. What Does This Mean for South Asia?

Sri Lanka’s collapse should be a wake-up call for other South Asian countries that suffer from the same trend of “familycracy.”

People shout slogans against Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, during a protest organised by the main opposition party Samagi Jana Balawegaya against the worsening economic crisis that has brought fuel shortages and spiralling food prices in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

March 14, 2022

Ukraine
Ukraine War Should Slow But Not Stop the U.S. Pivot to Asia

Avoiding more crises in Europe and the Middle East is the only way American diplomatic and military might can be shifted to where it’s needed most: the Indo-Pacific.

Frenemies.

June 13, 2022

China
China and the Belt and Road Initiative in South Asia

To support its allies and partners in South Asia, the United States should assist South Asian countries in assessing Belt and Road Initiative risks and benefits.

August 4, 2022

Kenya
Erdoğan Visits Russia, Blinken’s Southeast Asia and Africa Tours, Kenya’s Election, and More

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosts Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Sochi; U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken travels to Cambodia, the Philippines, South Africa, the Democratic Repub…

Podcast Banners of presidential candidate Raila Odinga of the Declaration of Unity coalition (L) and Deputy President William Ruto and presidential candidate for the United Democratic Alliance and Kenya Kwanza political coalition are seen in Nairobi.

December 1, 2021

Global
Central Bank Currency Swaps Tracker

Introduction Since the financial crisis of 2007, central banks around the world have entered into a multitude of bilateral currency swap agreements with one another. These agreements allow a centr…

May 19, 2022

China

January 25, 2022

Monetary Policy
Digitizing the Dollar: The Future of Central Bank Digital Currencies

Panelists discuss the future of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), including their implications for traditional banking and financial sectors, concerns over privacy and public acceptance, and t…

Play Bitcoin representations next to U.S. Dollars