Exactly twenty years have passed since the Asian financial crisis, a landmark event that triggered massive economic disruption in the heart of Asia even as its shockwaves reached as far afield as Russia and Brazil.
Amid Asia’s high-profile security concerns, the role of democracy in the region’s geopolitics seems to be gaining resonance.
India is increasingly seeking partnerships with like-minded countries with similar foreign policy goals, looking beyond the scope of South Asia to counter China’s looming influence in the region.
India’s engagements in the emerging Indo-Pacific security architecture should be reexamined to reflect new regional realities.
Donald Trump and Brexit were only two visible manifestations spurred in part by the revolt of the middle classes in rich countries, and the furies of middle class in poor and middle-income countries are also boiling, with unpredictable consequences.
Cyber activism is a useful complement to other forms of activism but not as a decisive game changer for Thailand’s corrosive political divide.
Carnegie Moscow Center hosted an open discussion on major power relationships in the Asia-Pacific region with John McCarthy, former Australian ambassador to Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, and India.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted a two-day meeting of its Rising Democracies Network in Tokyo, Japan.
Members of Carnegie’s Civic Activism Network participated in a Reddit AUA on the important changes under way in civil society across the globe.
Because the Indo-Pacific region promises to become the new center of gravity in global politics, its security problems intimately affect the safety, prosperity, and international position of the United States, as well as the wellbeing of its allies.