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

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.

June 1, 2016 | EXPERT: Alan D. Romberg

President Obama's current trip to East Asia was organized around the G-7 meeting in Japan that is currently underway. But some of the most consequential developments center around his other activities.

April 20, 2016 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi traveled to Myanmar two weeks ago pledging friendship and cooperation between the two countries. Wang met with his Myanmar counterpart, Aung San Suu Kyi, the first visit he’s made since Myanmar’s president was sworn into office.
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