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Three Likely Developments in Democracy-free Cambodia

In late July, Cambodia participated (sort of) in the General Election, without having the option to choose the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP),...

Flashpoint East China Sea: Current Trends

This analysis is the second of four chapters in a CSIS examination of security dynamics in the East China Sea and the implications for...

Statelessness: Thailand’s Silent Crisis

Earlier in July, the news media extensively covered the rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from the flooded Tham Luang in...

Flashpoint East China Sea: Recommendations for the U.S.-Japan Alliance

This analysis is the first of four chapters in a CSIS examination of security dynamics in the East China Sea and the implications for...

South Korea’s New Southern Policy in Making and The Way Forward

New Southern Policy is a newly established diplomatic effort under President Moon Jae-in’s administration as  part of the Northeast Asia Plus Community of Responsibility....

Debt-Trap: China’s Invisible Hand Behind the BRI

As a result of an increasingly insular US, with US President Donald Trump's imposition of tariffs- China has been trying to find common cause...

South Korea’s Local Elections Underscore a Political Shift

On June 13, for the first time since the thaw in inter-Korean relations earlier this year, South Koreans went to the polls. They voted...

Japanese Diplomacy in Cambodia Looks Well Beyond the 2018 Election

The international community has all but abandoned support for Cambodia’s national elections, scheduled for July 29. A string of events have outraged Western governments...
Belt and Road Initiative Outline

Geopolitical and Economic Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative

The One Belt One Road (OBOR) or the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an ambitious project initiated by the Chinese president Xi Jinping....

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