Southeast Asia

From the Mekong River to the South China Sea, Stimson's Southeast Asia program seeks to examine some of the most pressing challenges facing the region today. Through a combination of our unique analytical perspective and cooperation with both local and regional partners, we strive to offer pragmatic approaches to a wide variety of issues. Currently, the program is active on four main issues: the Greater Mekong Subregion and its development, particularly with regard to hydroelectric power and its impacts; trade, economic, and political issues involving the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); US-ASEAN relations and policy issues; and maritime security issues in the South China Sea, particularly territorial disputes and fishery management.

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