CSIS – Southeast Asia from Scott Circle – January 12, 2017

Engaging Southeast Asia: Economic Recommendations for the New Administration

By Amy E. Searight, Senior Adviser and Director, and Murray Hiebert, Senior Adviser and Deputy Director (@MurrayHiebert1), Southeast Asia Program (@SoutheastAsiaDC), CSIS Tiếp tục đọc “CSIS – Southeast Asia from Scott Circle – January 12, 2017”

CSIS – Southeast Asia Sit-Rep – September 22, 2016

CSIS Southeast Asia SIT-REP

This issue brings you insight into the role of diplomacy and security in U.S. policy following the arbitral tribunal ruling on the South China Sea, an overview of Cambodia’s deteriorating political situation, analysis on the challenges in Myanmar’s peace process awaiting Aung San Suu Kyi, discussions with Philippine foreign secretary Perfecto Yasay and Japanese defense minister Tomomi Inada, and much more. Links will take you to the full publications, multimedia, or to registration for upcoming programs when available. To jump to a section, select one of the following:

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CSIS – Southeast Asia Sit-Rep – September 8, 2016

CSIS Southeast Asia SIT-REP

This issue features analyses on U.S.-Myanmar relations in coming years in light of State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to Washington and U.S.-Laos cooperation on the Agent Orange war legacy as the two countries expand ties; and includes upcoming CSIS events on Myanmar and the Philippines. Links will take you to the full publications, multimedia, or to registration for upcoming programs when available. To jump to a section, select one of the following: Tiếp tục đọc “CSIS – Southeast Asia Sit-Rep – September 8, 2016”

CSIS – Southeast Asia from Scott Circle – September 1, 2016

Cementing a New Normal in U.S.-Myanmar Relations

By Murray Hiebert (@MurrayHiebert1), Senior Adviser and Deputy Director, and Phuong Nguyen (@PNguyen_DC), Associate Fellow, Southeast Asia Program (@SoutheastAsiaDC), CSIS

September 1, 2016

Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to the United States on September 13-14 as state counselor and de facto leader of Myanmar will be one of the highlights in U.S.-Myanmar relations since the two countries normalized diplomatic ties in 2012, after the military began political reforms. Now that a democratically elected government has taken office, the next five years will allow the two countries to lay the foundation for a new chapter in their bilateral relations. Tiếp tục đọc “CSIS – Southeast Asia from Scott Circle – September 1, 2016”

CSIS – Southeast Asia Sit-Rep – August 25, 2016

CSIS Southeast Asia SIT-REP

This issue includes a look at the new Malaysian political party that could challenge Prime Minister Najib Razak’s United Malays National Organization, analysis of Vietnam’s latest economic reforms, a podcast assessing U.S.-Taiwan relations, and much more. Links will take you to the full publications, multimedia, or to registration for upcoming programs when available. To jump to a section, select one of the following:

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CSIS – Southeast Asia from Scott Circle – August 18, 2016

Malaysia’s Najib Faces Latest Challenge from Newly Established Party

By Conor Cronin (@ConorCroninDC), Research Associate , Southeast Asia Program (@SoutheastAsiaDC), CSIS

August 18, 2016

Former deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin on August 9 officially registered Malaysia’s newest political party: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, or Bersatu for short. The party is the latest salvo in a slow mutiny against Prime Minister Najib Razak that has centered for more than a year around a scandal involving state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). Tiếp tục đọc “CSIS – Southeast Asia from Scott Circle – August 18, 2016”

CSIS – Southeast Asia Sit-Rep – August 11, 2016

CSIS Southeast Asia SIT-REP

This issue includes an assessment of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s achievements and shortfalls during his first month in office, analysis of Duterte’s first State of the Nation address, and much more. Links will take you to the full publications, multimedia, or to registration for upcoming programs when available. To jump to a section, select one of the following:

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Southeast Asia from Scott Circle – August 4, 2016

A Quick but Concerning Start to the Duterte Presidency

By Conor Cronin (@ConorCroninDC), Research Associate, Southeast Asia Program (@SoutheastAsiaDC), CSIS

August 4, 2016

Rodrigo Duterte, the newly minted president of the Philippines, was quick out of the gates after taking office in late June. In an executive order on July 24, Duterte established new freedom of information regulations for the executive branch by circumventing Congress, where freedom of information bills have languished for decades. The president made infrastructure a top priority for his administration, pushing road construction projects around the country along with solutions to many of Manila’s chronic woes such as flooding and the overcrowding of its international airport. Tiếp tục đọc “Southeast Asia from Scott Circle – August 4, 2016”

CSIS Southeast Asia Sit-Rep – July 28:

CSIS Southeast Asia SIT-REP

This issue includes an analysis on U.S. relations with its strategic partner Singapore as the two countries celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations, a critical look at Vietnam’s efforts to promote startups in its economy, a podcast exploring China’s intelligence services, and much more. Links will take you to the full publications, multimedia, or to registration for upcoming programs when available. To jump to a section, select one of the following:

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CSIS Southeast Asia Sit-Rep – July 14, 2016

CSIS Southeast Asia SIT-REP

This issue includes an analysis on the threats posed by the Islamic State in Southeast Asia, an explainer on the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s ruling on the Philippines’ case against China, a critical look at the implementation of Indonesia’ Global Maritime Fulcrum vision, and much more. Links will take you to the full publications, multimedia, or to registration for upcoming programs when available. To jump to a section, select one of the following:

  • Commentaries on ISIS in Southeast Asia
  • CogitAsia articles covering South China Sea, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Cambodia

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CSIS Southeast Asia Sit-Rep – June 30, 2016

CSIS Southeast Asia SIT-REP

This issue includes a critical look at ASEAN’s leadership void and its implications for the grouping, profiles of key members of new Philippine president Duterte Rodrigo’s cabinet, and much more. Links will take you to the full publications, multimedia, or to registration for upcoming programs when available. To jump to a section, select one of the following:

CSIS – Southeast Asia from Scott Circle – June 23, 2016

ASEAN Learning to Navigate a New Age in Great Power Politics

By Phuong Nguyen (@PNguyen_DC), Associate Fellow, Southeast Asia Program (@SoutheastAsiaDC), CSIS

June 23, 2016

At the end of a recent ASEAN-China summit in Kunming, China, on June 13, Beijing pressured several ASEAN members close to it to withdraw their support for an ASEAN joint press statement expressing “serious concerns” about recent developments in the South China Sea. These events raised fundamental questions about the ability of the grouping to pull together amid challenges posed by the region’s new strategic realities. Tiếp tục đọc “CSIS – Southeast Asia from Scott Circle – June 23, 2016”

CSIS – Southeast Asia from Scott Circle – June 10, 2016

Aung San Suu Kyi Sets Out to Find “Practical Solutions” in Rakhine State, and the World Should Help

By Murray Hiebert (@MurrayHiebert1), Senior Adviser and Deputy Director, and Phuong Nguyen (@PNguyen_DC), Associate Fellow, Southeast Asia Program (@SoutheastAsiaDC), CSIS

June 10, 2016

Two months after the National League for Democracy (NLD) government took office, State Counselor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi embarked on a process to start addressing the plight of stateless Muslims in Rakhine State, one of the most intractable—and internationally contentious—challenges facing Myanmar. In a joint press conference with U.S. secretary of state John Kerry on May 22, Aung San Suu Kyi asked that she be given “enough space” to tackle the problem. Tiếp tục đọc “CSIS – Southeast Asia from Scott Circle – June 10, 2016”

CSIS Southeast Asia Sit-Rep – May 19, 2016

CSIS Southeast Asia SIT-REP

This issue includes the case for fully lifting the U.S. ban on lethal arms sales to Vietnam, analyses on the Philippine presidential elections and issues facing the incoming administration of president-elect Rodrigo Duterte, an overview of the challenges facing President Barack Obama on issues related to the Trans-Pacific Partnership when he visits Vietnam, and much more. Links will take you to the full publications, multimedia, or to registration for upcoming programs when available. To jump to a section, select one of the following: Tiếp tục đọc “CSIS Southeast Asia Sit-Rep – May 19, 2016”

CSIS – Southeast Asia SIT-REP – April 20, 2016

CSIS Southeast Asia SIT-REP

This issue includes an update on the situation facing minority groups in Indonesia, an overview of the strategic case for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, and analyses on the Philippines’ security environment and U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter’s visit to India, and much more. Links will take you to the full publications, multimedia, or to registration for upcoming programs when available. To jump to a section, select one of the following:

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