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WHAT IS ASEAN?  By Lindsay Maizland and Eleanor Albert

It is an intergovernmental organization of ten Southeast Asian countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The bloc’s biggest success has been promoting economic integration among members. It also helped negotiate the RCEP agreement to create one of the world’s largest free trade blocs. ASEAN has struggled to form a cohesive response to China’s claims in the South China Sea, which conflict with those of several ...Read more >

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NAVIGATING GREAT POWER COMPETITION IN SOUTHEAST ASIA  By Jonathan R. Stromseth

Southeast Asia has become a hotbed of strategic rivalry between China and the United States. China is asserting its influence in the region through economic statecraft and far-reaching efforts to secure its sovereignty claims in the South China Sea.1 Under the Trump administration, the United States promoted a Free and Open Indo-Pacific ...Read more >

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DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: OPPORTUNITIES FOR DONOR COLLABORATION  By George Ingram

The world is in the midst of a fast-moving, fourth industrial revolution, driven by digital innovation that is revolutionizing the use of data, information, and technology. COVID-19 has shifted this transformation into warp speed as individuals, companies, and governments have moved to virtual engagement—and discovered that digital has advantages and disadvantages. Worldwide, cross-border data flows are rapidly expanding. In 2014, this arena generated more economic value than traditional ...Read more >

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STRENGTHS AND VULNERABILITIES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA’S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC  By Center for Strategic and International Studies

Three weeks have gone by since we penned a commentary analyzing the initial policy responses of Southeast Asian nations grappling with the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus. What is becoming clearer is that the impact of this pandemic will be hard-hitting and long-lasting in Southeast Asia, along with much of the rest of the world. Countries that earlier stood out as global leaders in “flattening the ...Read more >

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CENTRAL ASIA : INDIAS NORTHERN EXPOSURE  By P STOBDAN

Indias stakes in Central Asia is high, but a cogent policy is the need of the hour. As India re-examines its role in Asia, Indias historical links with Eurasian region that go back to more than 2500 years ...Read more >

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NORTHEAST ASIA ANALYSIS STRATEGIC WARGAMING SERIES  

On 6-7 March 2013, the Center for Strategic Leadership and Development, U. S. Army War College, conducted the Northeast Asia Wargame to examine the strategic context and potential requirements derived from Weapons of Mass Destruction ...Read more >

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FEDERATED DEFENSE IN ASIA  By Michael J. Green, Kathleen H. Hicks, Zack Cooper

The United States has long emphasized the desirability of working with allies and partners to meet pressing security challenges.Indeed, many of our most vexing security concerns from terrorism to cyber attacks are best met with concerted multilateral ...Read more >

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ASIA POLICY 19  By Christopher P. Twomey

One of the defining elements of the postCold War era has been the diffusion of power away from the two superpowers. This has occurred across a wide variety of measures, including nuclear ...Read more >

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ASIA POLICY 18  By C. Christine Fair & Mark W. Frazier e

Asia Policy is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to bridging the gap between academic research and policymaking on issues related to the Asia-Pacific. The journal publishes peer-reviewed research articles and policy essays, round ...Read more >

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ASIA POLICY  By Michael Wills

On November 26,2013, National Security Advisor Susan Rice left Kabul in frustration as president Hamid Karzari refused to compromise in negotiations over a bilateral security agreement ...Read more >

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