Southeast Asia

 
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Malaysia and Ukraine
    Dmitri Trenin July 18, 2014

    The downing of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane over Eastern Ukraine catapults the crisis there onto the global plane. The tragic and sudden loss of so many innocent lives should put a final point to the armed conflict—or it may put the international conflict over Ukraine on a much higher and more dangerous level.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    MH370 Challenge for Asia-Pacific Security
    Petr Topychkanov March 24, 2014

    Two weeks search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane was an example of both impressive regional cooperation and discouraging limits of such cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Asia in 2013: From Punggye-ri to Delhi
    Petr Topychkanov January 8, 2014

    There have been many events in Asia in 2013. But some of them stand to impact the most the global policy and security in 2014.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The Asian Connection
    Dmitri Trenin October 7, 2013

    Connectivity in Asia and the Pacific, one of the main themes of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, held on October 7 and 8 in Bali, is certainly growing.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Understanding Thailand’s Coup
    Vikram Nehru June 2, 2014 Diplomat

    Thailand’s coup is rooted in the clash between the rising voice of the rural poor and the established power of the Bangkok elite. The resolution of this clash will determine the character of Thai democracy.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Will Obama's Absence from APEC Impact U.S. Global Interests?
    Douglas H. Paal October 10, 2013 PBS NewsHour

    Obama’s absence from the APEC meeting is a disappointment for U.S. partners in Asia, but Washington can recover its credibility in the region by rescheduling meetings and pushing forward on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    China-Myanmar Pipeline Starts Operation
    Wang Tao July 30, 2013 CCTV 中文

    Development of the China-Myanmar gas pipeline holds significant implications for Myanmar’s reintegration into the international community and for China’s energy security.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Doug Paal on South China Sea
    Douglas H. Paal September 20, 2012 RTE News

    Countries involved in South China Sea disputes should refrain from nationalist rhetoric and focus on diplomatic negotiations that promote shared interests.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Job Creation Focal Point of Obama's Asia Trip
    Douglas H. Paal November 5, 2010 PBS NewsHour

    President Obama’s trip to Asia is intended to deepen U.S. engagement in the region and open up Asian markets to U.S. businesses.

     
  • Event
    The End of Convergence?
    Uri Dadush, Vikram Nehru, Carl Dahlman October 15, 2014 Washington, DC

    Convergence, the narrowing of the income gap between poor and rich countries, is one of the great stories of our time. A recent report shows that convergence has slowed in recent years, and that productivity in developing countries is not rising rapidly enough in key sectors.

     
  • Event
    Asian Poverty: The Untold Story
    Shang-Jin Wei, Vikram Nehru October 9, 2014 Washington, DC

    According to the World Bank’s standard poverty measure, one in five Asians live in extreme poverty. However, a recent Asian Development Bank (ADB) report, asserts that this standard measure does not capture the true extent of extreme poverty in the region.

     
  • Event
    The UK in the Asian Century
    Douglas H. Paal, Hugo Swire July 15, 2014 Washington, DC

    The UK’s future in Asia extends far beyond China. Going beyond mutually beneficial bilateral relations, the UK is focused on reinforcing a multi-faceted approach encompassing business, security, and values.

     
  • Event
    Indonesia Votes: Twitter Q&A with Vikram Nehru
    Vikram Nehru July 8, 2014 Twitter.com/VikramNehru

    Indonesian presidential candidates Prabowo Subianto and Joko Widodo both have the capacity to bend Indonesia’s arc of history—but each in a different direction.

     
  • Event
    Bangladesh-India Relations Under Modi
    Frederic Grare, Farooq Sobhan June 30, 2014 Washington, DC

    Narendra Modi’s accession as India’s new prime minister raises questions about the future of India-Bangladesh relations. Modi’s predecessor enjoyed a strong relationship with Dhaka, although he did not conclude key agreements on border demarcation and water sharing.

     
  • Event
    Economic Prospects in Post-Election Indonesia
    James Castle, Vikram Nehru June 23, 2014 Washington, DC

    On July 9 Indonesians will go to the polls to elect their next president for a five-year term, after a decade of steady—albeit recently slowing—growth.

     
  • Event
    The Challenge of Political Legitimacy in Southeast Asia
    Muthiah Alagappa, Vikram Nehru June 18, 2014 Washington, DC

    In Southeast Asia, political dynamics appear to be outrunning political institutional frameworks. Although Thailand is the obvious case, political systems in other Southeast Asian countries, such as Malaysia and Singapore, are also under strain.

     
  • Event
    Separating Substance From Style in Japan’s Southeast Asia Diplomacy
    James L. Schoff, Kei Koga, Brian Harding June 5, 2014 Washington, DC

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is placing a high priority on his country’s diplomacy in Southeast Asia, and policy coordination in the region is now firmly on the U.S.-Japan alliance agenda following last month’s Obama-Abe summit.

     
  • Event
    President Habibie on Indonesian Democracy
    Jessica Tuchman Mathews, B.J. Habibie June 4, 2014 Washington, DC

    Former President B.J. Habibie led Indonesia’s democratization process beginning in 1998, making bold reforms toward political openness and decentralization. Thanks in part to his efforts, Indonesia is emerging as one of Asia’s foremost democracies and rising powers.

     
  • Event
    Al-Qaeda Transformed: The Core, Its Affiliates, and Their Splinters

    This conference brought together leading scholars and practitioners from the United States, Europe, and the Arab world to examine the complex dynamics underway within al-Qaeda.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Chinese Takeaway: Modi and Jokowi
    C. Raja Mohan October 22, 2014 Indian Express

    There are good reasons why Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi should start paying serious attention to the new Indonesian president, Joko Widodo.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Democratic Despair Masks Hope in Southeast Asia
    Vikram Nehru, Yun Tang October 16, 2014 Nikkei Asian Review

    Recent setbacks to democracy in Southeast Asia are matters for concern, but not causes for despair.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Indonesian Economic Policies in a Jokowi Administration: A Preview
    Vikram Nehru October 16, 2014 Boao Review

    Jokowi will likely be a leader whose biggest imprint will be improvement in the quality, effectiveness, integrity and inclusiveness of government rather than in dramatic economic reforms.

     
  • Event
    The End of Convergence?
    Uri Dadush, Vikram Nehru, Carl Dahlman October 15, 2014 Washington, DC

    Convergence, the narrowing of the income gap between poor and rich countries, is one of the great stories of our time. A recent report shows that convergence has slowed in recent years, and that productivity in developing countries is not rising rapidly enough in key sectors.

     
  • Event
    Asian Poverty: The Untold Story
    Shang-Jin Wei, Vikram Nehru October 9, 2014 Washington, DC

    According to the World Bank’s standard poverty measure, one in five Asians live in extreme poverty. However, a recent Asian Development Bank (ADB) report, asserts that this standard measure does not capture the true extent of extreme poverty in the region.

     
  • Paper
    What Myanmar Means for the U.S.-Japan Alliance
    James L. Schoff September 9, 2014 video

    The historic political and economic transition under way in Myanmar is a strategic opportunity for the United States and Japan that requires closer alliance coordination.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Indonesian President-Elect’s Immediate Agenda
    Vikram Nehru September 1, 2014 Dialogue

    Faced with heavy expectations, Indonesia’s president-elect Joko Widodo must develop a plan of actions even before his October 2014 inauguration.

     
  • Op-Ed
    A New Approach to Problem-solving in the South China Sea
    Vikram Nehru August 18, 2014 Nikkei Asian Review 中文

    The probability is growing that a relatively minor incident in the proximity of an unimportant, remote and barren islet in the East China or South China seas could plunge Asia, and perhaps even the world, into another confrontation.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Kerry Seeking Common Ground Within a Divided ASEAN
    Vikram Nehru August 6, 2014 Deutsche Welle 中文

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will attend several summits in Southeast Asia in a bid to ease regional tensions with China. However, expectations on any breakthrough should be tempered.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Malaysia and Ukraine
    Dmitri Trenin July 18, 2014

    The downing of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane over Eastern Ukraine catapults the crisis there onto the global plane. The tragic and sudden loss of so many innocent lives should put a final point to the armed conflict—or it may put the international conflict over Ukraine on a much higher and more dangerous level.

     

Indonesia Votes

Carnegie Experts on Southeast Asia

  • Muthiah Alagappa
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Alagappa, a nonresident senior associate in the Asia Program, was the first holder of the Tun Hussein Onn Chair in international studies at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His research focuses primarily on Asian security, the political legitimacy of governments, civil society and political change, and the political role of the military in Asia.

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  • Evan A. Feigenbaum
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Feigenbaum’s work focuses principally on China and India, geopolitics in Asia, and the role of the United States in East, Central, and South Asia. His previous positions include deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia, deputy assistant secretary of state for Central Asia, and member of the secretary of state’s policy planning staff with principal responsibility for East Asia and the Pacific.

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  • Yukon Huang
    Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Huang is a senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program, where his research focuses on China’s economic development and its impact on Asia and the global economy.

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  • Vikram Nehru
    Senior Associate
    Asia Program
    Bakrie Chair in Southeast Asian Studies

    Nehru is a senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program. An expert on development economics, growth, poverty reduction, debt sustainability, governance, and the performance and prospects of East Asia, his research focuses on the economic, political, and strategic issues confronting Asia, particularly Southeast Asia.

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  • Douglas H. Paal
    Vice President for Studies

    Paal previously served as vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase International and as unofficial U.S. representative to Taiwan as director of the American Institute in Taiwan.

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