CFR Staff

Abigail McGowan

Research Associate, Southeast Asia and U.S. Foreign Policy


Review of Beijing Rules: How China Weaponized Its Economy to Confront the World,” Asia Unbound,, November 14, 2023.

Prized Panda Diplomats Return to Beijing,” with Michelle Kurilla, Asia Unbound,, October 27, 2023.

Azerbaijan’s Pressure on Nagorno-Karabakh: What to Know,” In Brief,, September 14, 2023.

Assessing the Bolstered U.S.-Vietnam Relationship,” with Joshua Kurlantzick, Asia Unbound,, September 11, 2023.

Thailand's Summer of Political Uncertainty,” with Joshua Kurlantzick, Asia Unbound,, August 31, 2023.

Is Singapore's Stability Unraveling—And What Will it Mean for the PAP?,” with Joshua Kurlantzick, Asia Unbound,, August 17, 2023.

Cambodia's Unfree Election and Potential Succession Crisis,” with Joshua Kurlantzick, Asia Unbound,, July 26, 2023.

The Thai Establishment Plays with Fire,” with Joshua Kurlantzick, Asia Unbound,, July 19, 2023.

Thailand's Political Negotiations: The Current State of Play,” with Joshua Kurlantzick, Asia Unbound,, July 5, 2023.

Why Rishi Sunak’s Northern Ireland Deal Will Fail,” Foreign Policy, April 4, 2023. 


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