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June 9, 2017

Southeast Asia
Tillerson-ASEAN Foreign Ministers_5.4.2017 Southeast Asia in the Age of Trump

In the early months of the Donald Trump administration, most Southeast Asian nations have found themselves in a relatively familiar place in dealing with Washington: on the periphery of U.S. policy. …

November 30, 2016

Asia
duterte-speech-airport Moving Forward in Southeast Asia

Although Southeast Asia was not mentioned often during the presidential campaign, the new U.S. administration will face several imminent regional challenges. For one, the relationship between the Uni…

May 8, 2017

Southeast Asia
Thirtieth ASEAN Summit Southeast Asia: Heading Backwards on Freedoms

The thirtieth ASEAN Summit, held two weekends ago, and this year’s fiftieth anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, offer opportunities to reflect on ASEAN’s progress—and the might…

April 24, 2017

Asia
pence-australia Pence Returns Home: Southeast Asia Overshadowed

Vice President Mike Pence, after a brief but relatively successful trip in Asia, rushed back to Washington ahead of schedule this week; the U.S. administration plans to tackle a very important set of…

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Democratic Change in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia was once a model of democratic transition. But in recent years the region has regressed away from democracy. The consequences of Southeast Asia’s democratic decline—for growth, securit…

August 12, 2015

Asia
myanmar-beach-fishing Southeast Asia Summer Reading

Summer is winding down. In the Washington area, the brick oven heat of late July and early August is giving way to that late August feeling of merely living in a sauna. School forms are due. And it i…

September 9, 2011

Thailand
Wikileaks and Southeast Asia

Founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange smiles as he arrives for his extradition hearing at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in east London (Toby Melville/Courtesy Reuters). The recent releases of new b…

January 8, 2015

Southeast Asia
The Pivot in Southeast Asia

Overview Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Senior Fellow Joshua Kurlantzick analyzes the effects of the Obama administration's pivot on Southeast Asia and argues that the United States should ref…

January 8, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Road Not Taken

In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War.

August 3, 2017

Southeast Asia
Southeast Asian Perspectives on U.S.–China Competition

Southeast Asians inhabit a region increasingly shaped by competition between the United States and China. This report highlights the perspectives of leading scholars of international affairs from Southeast Asia on important issues facing the region.