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January 13, 2010

United States
Clinton’s Missed Opportunity in Asia

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered a major policy speech on Asia this week. She surveyed the Obama administration’s main priorities in Asia…

Clinton’s Missed Opportunity in Asia

August 19, 2010

Thailand
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In an increasingly competitive region, and a world where a prolonged economic slowdown looks more than likely, the countries of Southeast Asia, constantly worried about competing with China and Ind…

Mas Ayu Adnan, a student, checks her assignment at a cybercafe in Kuala Lumpur August 11, 2009.

October 20, 2010

China
The Southeast Asian Arms Race

As I will explain in an upcoming Newsweek piece (I will post once it’s out), over the past five years Southeast Asia has been the center of an intense arms race, which has largely gone under the ra…

Malaysia’s first submarine,

December 17, 2010

Roundup

Shi’ite pilgrims pray at Imam Abbas shrine in the holy city of Kerbala in Iraq. Shi’ite Muslims are commemorating Ashura, the most important day in the Shi’ite calendar which remembers the death of…

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March 25, 2011

Burundi
What We’re Watching in Africa This Week

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April 8, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Who Will Succeed Bob Gates as Secretary of Defense?

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Admiral Mike Mullen enter the auditorium before Oabma's speech about the conflict in Libya at the National Defense University on March 28, 2011. (Larry…

U.S. Secretary of Defense Gates and Admiral Mullen enter the auditorium before Oabma’s speech about the conflict in Libya at the National Defense University on March 28, 2011.

June 30, 2011

China
In Southeast Asia, Big Dams Raise Big Concerns

A view from upstream of Malaysia's Bakun dam, in the inland of the eastern state of Sarawak on Borneo island, December 11, 2003. (Bazuki Muhammad/Courtesy Reuters) This is a guest post by Prasha…

A view from upstream of Malaysia’s Bakun dam, in the inland of the eastern state of Sarawak on Borneo island, December 11, 2003.

October 3, 2011

Intelligence
Anwar al-Awlaki: What We Learned from His Killing

Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born cleric with ties to al Qaeda's Yemen affiliate, gives a sermon in an undisclosed location in October 2008. After covert military operations are revealed—in this cas…

Anwar al-Awlaki: What We Learned from His Killing

April 1, 2011

Jordan
Friday Roundup 4.1

A street vendor sells nuts during a demonstration against the government in Amman (Muhammad Hamed/Courtesy Reuters) Tabler on Syria Assad: Reformer no more? What is it about assassinations? MEI e…

Friday Roundup 4.1

September 30, 2011

Military Operations
Targeted Killings: The Death of Anwar al-Awlaki

Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born cleric linked to al Qaeda's Yemen-based wing, gives a religious lecture in an unknown location (Ho New/Courtesy Reuters). Earlier today, the government of Yemen’s…

Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born cleric linked to al Qaeda’s Yemen-based wing, gives a religious lecture in an unknown location on September 30, 2011 (Ho New/Courtesy Reuters)