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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.

March 14, 2022

Southeast Asia
Russia’s Continuing Ties to Southeast Asia and How They Affect the Ukraine War: Part 2

Russia’s ties across Southeast Asia keep most countries in the region from opposing the war in Ukraine.

Rescue workers stand near a heavily damaged building, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Kharkiv, Ukraine on March 14, 2022.

March 4, 2022

Asia
How Asia Is Responding to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Given the lukewarm responses on the crisis so far, don't expect too much from the region's democracies.

An aerial view shows a residential building destroyed by shelling, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, in the settlement of Borodyanka in the Kyiv region, Ukraine, on March 3, 2022.

April 7, 2022

Southeast Asia
Russia’s Ties to Southeast Asia and How They Affect the Ukraine War: Part 3, Singapore and Vietnam

The latest in our series on Southeast Asian relations with Russia looks at two important U.S. partners.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia on May 22, 2019.

March 8, 2022

Southeast Asia
Russia’s Continuing Ties to Southeast Asia—and How They Factor Into the Ukraine War: Part 1

Longstanding ties and weapons sales to a number of countries in Southeast Asia insulate Russia from ASEAN criticism over Ukraine war.

Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar's armed forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, attends the IX Moscow conference on international security in Moscow, Russia, on June 23, 2021.

September 3, 2020

Southeast Asia
A Review of “Under Beijing’s Shadow: Southeast Asia's China Challenge” by Murray Hiebert

Hunter Marston is a PhD candidate at the Australian National University. His research focuses on great power competition in Southeast Asia. According to recent surveys of Southeast Asia, China is …

A train runs through, during the groundbreaking ceremony of the cooperation between Thailand and China on the Bangkok-Nong Khai high speed rail development in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand on December 21, 2017.

June 18, 2020

COVID-19
Coronavirus in South Asia, June 2020: Cases in India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan Spike

COVID-19 cases continue to rise rapidly in South Asia. For months, South Asia was spared the worst of the pandemic.

A man in PPE standing in front of a fire

July 29, 2020

COVID-19
Coronavirus in South Asia, July 2020: No End in Sight for India

Experts continue to be concerned about low levels of COVID-19 testing across South Asia.

Children on makeshift rafts in a flooded area of Jamalpur, Bangladesh.

June 10, 2021

Southeast Asia
The Digital Silk Road and China’s Technology Influence in Southeast Asia

Dai Mochinaga is a senior researcher at the Keio Research Institute at SFC. China has expanded its influence over Southeast Asia's technological development through its Digital Silk Road (DSR) ini…

China's President Xi Jinping is shown on a screen during the World Internet Conference (WIC) in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, China, on November 23, 2020.

June 15, 2021

Southeast Asia
Irresistible Inducement? Assessing China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Southeast Asia

Cheng-Chwee Kuik is associate professor and head of the Center for Asian Studies at the National University of Malaysia. Southeast Asia occupies a central place on the map of China’s Belt and Roa…

Leaders pose for a family photo at the ASEAN-China Summit with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on the sidelines of the 35th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 3, 2019.