- NewsletterJul 2, 2015
Ongoing troubles in the West Papua region, and the unwanted attention they have garnered, are a sore spot for Indonesian authorities. They undermine the larger narrative of an Indonesia finally at peace with itself, consolidating its democracy and putting the ghosts of its past human rights abuses to bed.
- NewsletterJun 25, 2015
At a time when U.S. relations with most countries in Southeast Asia are warming, the United States’ ties with its oldest partner in the region are a critical outlier. Thailand-U.S. relations have been in a deep freeze for the past 13 months since Gen.
- NewsletterJun 17, 2015
New Perspectives in Foreign Policy is published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to provide a forum for young professionals to debate issues of importance in foreign policy. Though New Perspectives seeks to bring new voices into the dialogue, it does not endorse specific opinions or policy prescriptions.
- NewsletterJun 11, 2015
The beginning of the monsoon rains in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, coupled with the international spotlight on human traffickers in the region, appears to have slowed the flight of Muslim Rohingya from Myanmar in recent weeks.
- CommentaryJun 8, 2015
The June 7 parliamentary elections in Turkey delivered a genuine surprise with massive implications for the country’s political future. Having dominated Turkish politics for over twelve years through three successive victories in 2002, 2007 and 2011, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) failed to retain its majority in the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA).
- CommentaryJun 4, 2015
At the time of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) victory in the April-May 2014 Lok Sabha election, we had pointed out that there would be powerful constraints on the government’s ability to take key actions to stimulate the economy. These included:
- CommentaryBy Gerald HymanMay 28, 2015
It is always dangerous to be optimistic about sagacity and proportionality among the policy makers in Pakistan.
- CommentaryBy Carl MeachamMay 19, 2015
On May 18, the Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. prosecutors are in the process of investigating a number of high-up Venezuelan officials for their alleged involvement in turning Venezuela into a cocaine-trafficking and money-laundering hub.
- NewsletterMay 15, 2015
Regional Overview: A Frustating Start to 2015 for the US
by Ralph A. Cossa and Brad GlossermanJournalBy Robert SutterChin-Hao HuangMay 15, 2015
Beijing’s recent economic initiatives with neighboring countries focus on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the Chinese Silk Road Fund.