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April 27, 2011

Thailand
Thailand and Cambodia: The Endgame?

Thai soldiers are seen during a visit by Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, following armed clashes on a disputed border area between Cambodia and Thailand, at a makeshift camp in Surin province,…

Thai soldiers are seen during a visit by Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, following armed clashes on a disputed border area between Cambodia and Thailand, at a makeshift camp in Surin province, 30 km (19 miles) from the Thai-Cambodia border, April 27, 2011.

April 29, 2011

Thailand
Can Thailand and Cambodia Step Back from the Brink?

Thai army tanks travel on a road near the Thai-Cambodia border in Surin province April 28, 2011. (Sukree Sukplang/Courtesy Reuters) A temporary ceasefire in the fighting over the disputed Preah Vihe…

Thai army tanks travel on a road near the Thai-Cambodia border in Surin province April 28, 2011.

May 16, 2011

Thailand
Violence Begins in Thailand

Men atop a truck travel past an election campaign poster showing a candidate for the opposition Puea Thai party posing with ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in Thailand's Surin pro…

Men atop a truck travel past an election campaign poster showing a candidate for the opposition Puea Thai party posing with ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in Thailand’s Surin province April 26, 2011.

November 15, 2010

Myanmar
Every Time I Think I’m Out…They Pull Me Back In

Of all the actors implicated in the release this past weekend of Aung San Suu Kyi, surely the Association of Southeast Asian Nations was among those who reaped the least benefit. Since admitting My…

Myanmar’s Prime Minister Thein walks on as other ASEAN and East Asian leaders wait for their group photo session during the 17th ASEAN Summit in Hanoi

May 3, 2010

Regional Organizations
Just How "Central" is ASEAN, Anyway?

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Francis R. Malasig/Pool The Australian National University’s East Asia Forum has reprinted a fascinating speech by the talented Surin Pitsuwan, secretary-general of the Ass…

Just How "Central" is ASEAN, Anyway?

July 23, 2012

China
South China Sea: From Bad to Worse?

ASEAN has failed to ease tensions over the South China Sea this summer, but China and its neighbors still have options for restoring calm, writes CFR’s Joshua Kurlantzick.

May 10, 2011

Asia
The Continuing Impotence of ASEAN

ASEAN leaders walk after they held a retreat at the 18th ASEAN Summit in Jakarta May 8, 2011. (Supri Supri/Courtesy Reuters) This past week’s ASEAN Summit in Jakarta only further highlighted the org…

ASEAN leaders walk after they held a retreat at the 18th ASEAN Summit in Jakarta May 8, 2011.

July 17, 2012

Asia
ASEAN’s Failures on the South China Sea

In the wake of the disastrous break-up of last week’s ASEAN foreign ministers meeting in Phnom Penh, at which ASEAN failed to agree to any statement summarizing their position on the South China Sea,…

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December 6, 2012

China
South China Sea: Going to Get Worse Before It (Might) Gets Better

This week’s latest South China Sea incident, in which a Chinese fishing boat cut a Vietnamese seismic cable —at least according to Hanoi— is a reminder that, despite the South China Sea dominating ne…

A Chinese national flag is seen on a boat at a fishing village in Tanmen town, Hainan province, next to the South China Sea.

October 30, 2012

Asia
More on the Strife in Rakhine State

While we on the East Coast of the United States get battered by the hurricane, reports suggest that the most recent wave of strife in Rakhine State has cooled, at least temporarily. The Irrawaddy rep…

Muslim children collect water at a refugee camp for those displaced by violence earlier this year outside Sittwe, Rakhine State, October 30, 2012.