Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia

The Southeast Asia program addresses major challenges facing the region today, ranging from the food-water-energy security nexus in the Mekong Basin to political and economic issues of ASEAN integration. Through a combination of our unique analytical perspective and cooperation with regional partners from all sectors, we strive to offer pragmatic steps forward.
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Research and Analysis

November 8, 2016 | EXPERT: Brian Eyler , EXPERT: Courtney Weatherby , EXPERT: Richard Cronin

By Brian Eyler, Courtney Weatherby, and Richard Cronin:

October 12, 2016 | EXPERT: Brian Eyler , EXPERT: Courtney Weatherby , EXPERT: Richard Cronin

This issue brief—the third in Stimson’s “Letters from the Mekong” series — continues to challenge the prevailing narrative that the current rapid pace of dam construction on the Mekong River in mainland Southeast Asia will continue until the entire river is turned into a series of reservoirs.

September 19, 2016 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Aung San Suu Kyi and her NLD government faced a tough situation with China at the time of their inauguration in March.

September 19, 2016 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Discussion about a fourth option for the Myitsone dam project has generated great interest in Myanmar and China since late June.

August 10, 2016 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Contrary to wide-spread speculation, tensions in the South China Sea did not peak after the 

August 10, 2016 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

It is looking increasingly likely that the United Wa State Army (UWSA) and the National Democratic Alliance Army—or “Mongla Group”—will participate in and support the 21st Century Panglong peace conference scheduled for late August.
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