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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.

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.

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.

August 14, 2023

Southeast Asia
The State of Democracy in Southeast Asia Is Bad and Getting Worse

By 2020, with the state of democracy already in dire shape, it seemed that things couldn’t get worse. And yet, in the past few years, they have.

A picture of Thai prime ministerial candidate is held up as protestors stand behind an iron fence.

June 8, 2023

Southeast Asia
The U.S. Is Losing Ground to China in Southeast Asia

China’s economic rise in Southeast Asia may have been unstoppable, but Washington has done itself no favors in the competition for economic influence.

U.S. President Joe Biden shakes hands with ASEAN leaders.

July 26, 2023

Latin America
US Should Look South, Not Far East, on Trade Pacts

Many economies in the Americas already have bilateral free trade agreements with Washington, offering a stronger base for nearshoring, deeper integration and higher standards.

Docked cargo ships are loaded with shipping containers at Port Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States, July 12, 2023.

December 1, 2023

Climate Change
Climate, Conflict, and COP28: The Burden on Unstable Regions

In Dubai, leaders should focus their attention on policy solutions for vulnerable regions where climate change is amplifying the consequences of armed conflict and compounding failures of governance…

A vehicle with Somali National Army soldiers passes a group of goat carcasses lie on ground formerly used for pasture by local herders on October 17,2022 near Doolow in the Gedo region of South West Somalia.