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November 20, 2023

The Future of the IMEC Hinges on a Stable West Asia

This multi-state project could establish India, instead of China, as the Asian authority on trade. However, Delhi’s track record on economic corridors is mixed.

Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, walks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his official visit to Abu Dhabi on July 15, 2023.

November 21, 2023

IMEC Needs a Robust Economic Framework and a Stable West Asia

Delhi’s track record on economic corridors is mixed. IMEC might be different depending on political stability in the region.

UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose together for a photograph during an official visit reception in Abu Dhabi on July 15, 2023.

October 30, 2023

Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia Has Become a Hotbed of Transnational Repression

Whatever taboo existed against extraterritorial renditions and executions in other places around the world never really existed in mainland Southeast Asia.

Protestors stand in front of a red brick wall of the Cambodian Embassy in Bangkok while holding paper posters of the face of the abducted Thai dissident, Wanchalearm Satsaksit.

October 27, 2023

Assessing the Potential Tensions and Outcomes of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in San Francisco next month is unlikely to alter the United States' approach to regional economic integration and trade.

U.S. Vice President and Thai Prime Minister stand on a stage in front of a dark blue background while holding up a bamboo basket.

October 24, 2023

Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia Becomes a Hotbed For Extraterritorial Renditions and Assassinations

Prime Minister Trudeau’s accusation that the Indian government killed a Sikh leader in Canada highlights the growing prevalence of extraterritorial renditions in Southeast Asia.

Protestors stand outside while holding up white paper signs in Thai script.

September 25, 2023

Russia’s Influence in Southeast Asia Is Fading

Russia saw its full-spectrum engagement with Southeast Asia pay dividends following its all-out invasion of Ukraine. But its brief interlude of greater influence in the region is now waning.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong stand next to each other in front of the flags of ASEAN countries.

September 21, 2023

Moscow’s Influence Wanes in Southeast Asia

Moscow's influence in Southeast Asia is drastically waning.

President Vladimir Putin sits at a desk with a flag behind him.

August 23, 2023

Beijing's Global Media Offensive: China’s Uneven Campaign to Influence Asia and the World

In Beijing's Global Media Offensive: China’s Uneven Campaign to Influence Asia and the World, CFR's Joshua Kurlantzick analyzes China's attempts to become a media, information, and influence superpow…

Teaching Notes Image for Beijing's Global Media Offensive

August 9, 2023

Southeast Asia
The State of Democracy in Southeast Asia is…Awful

Democracy continues to regress across Southeast Asia.

Cambodian politician Hun Manet wears a light green, short-sleeve shirt while placing his paper ballot in a box.