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June 27, 2012

Fossil Fuels
CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with Rex W. Tillerson

ALAN MURRAY: Thank you. I want to welcome everyone to today's CFR meeting, which is part of the CEO Speaker Series. I also want to remind you to completely turn off -- not just put on vibrate, but c…

November 15, 2017

Southeast Asia
Tillerson-Suu Kyi-11.15.2017 Tillerson’s Visit to Naypyidaw: Some Quick Thoughts

During his meeting today (Myanmar time) with senior Myanmar leaders including the head of the military and de factor civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson struck som…

August 30, 2017

U.S. State Department
South-Sudan-Tillerson-State-Department-Envoy Secretary Tillerson to End Special Envoy to the Sudans

According to U.S. media, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will abolish the position of special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan. The envoy’s functions will return to the Bureau of African Affairs, alo…

October 18, 2017

India
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives to deliver remarks on Relationship with India for the Next Century at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, U.S., October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas Tillerson on India: Partners in a "Free and Open Indo-Pacific"

This morning Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson delivered a speech on India to frame his visit to the country next week. Tillerson has offered formal speeches infrequently, and has been less visible…

December 16, 2016

China
rex-tillerson-cnooc Tillerson and the South China Sea, Cashless in India, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Rex Tillerson’s South China Sea ties. While Tillerson’s relationship with Russia has attr…

November 17, 2017

Lebanon
King Salman meets with Saad Hariri in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia’s Lebanon Gambit

Saudi Arabia pressed Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to resign to try to weaken Iran-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon. The path to resolving the crisis could run through Yemen.

November 13, 2017

India
U.S. President Donald Trump holds a bilateral meeting with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi alongside the ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Want a Free and Open Indo-Pacific? Get India Into APEC

President Donald J. Trump just delivered a speech in Da Nang, Vietnam, that outlined his administration’s strategy toward Asia—with a heavy emphasis on a “free and open Indo-Pacific region.” He shoul…

November 9, 2017

Afghanistan War
Taliban fighters in eastern Nangarhar Province attend a surrender ceremony in 2016. Why the Time Is Right to Talk to the Taliban

A peace process with the Taliban is almost certainly the best way to end the war in Afghanistan, and arguments for postponing efforts to get one underway overlook the costs of prolonging the conflict…

November 2, 2017

Myanmar
Rohingya_11.2.2017 Next Steps in the Rohingya Crisis

Today, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced a bill that would not allow certain types of military cooperation with the Myanmar armed forces, and would place sanctions and travel restriction…

November 1, 2017

Southeast Asia
A woman sits in front of flags of ASEAN members in Bali, Indonesia, November 16, 2011. ASEAN: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations brings together disparate neighbors to address economic, security, political, and social issues, but its impact remains limited.