Southeast Asia

  • Q&A
    Obama’s Trip to Asia: A View From China
    Sun Xuefeng April 22, 2014 中文

    Heightened tensions in the Asia-Pacific, coupled with China’s adjustment of its regional security policy, has meant that the results of the U.S. rebalance to Asia are not as good now as they were two years ago.

  • Article
    Obama’s Golden Opportunity in Malaysia
    Muthiah Alagappa April 7, 2014

    President Obama’s upcoming visit to Malaysia is the perfect time to begin developing a strategic partnership between Kuala Lumpur and Washington.

  • Op-Ed
    Bujang Valley is Our National Heritage
    Muthiah Alagappa March 31, 2014 Edge Malaysia

    The excavation of the Bujang Valley complex should be seen as an effort to preserve Malaysia’s venerable national heritage and used to build a multicultural nation that can accommodate diversity.

  • Article
    China Turns to Southeast Asia
    Zhao Kejin March 28, 2014 中文

    A primary focus of China’s next era of foreign policy will be emerging powers in Southeast Asia. Indonesia in particular will take center stage in China’s new approach to the region.

  • Op-Ed
    Flight 370 Shows Southeast Asia in Unflattering Light
    Vikram Nehru March 28, 2014 Nikkei Asian Review 中文

    The mystery and confusion surrounding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have been the subject of intense scrutiny. The resulting portrait, of Malaysia specifically and Southeast Asia more generally, has revealed multiple deficiencies in credibility, capacity, cooperation, and trust.

  • Article
    Japan’s Strategic Approach to Democracy Support
    Maiko Ichihara March 7, 2014

    Geopolitical concerns have made democracy promotion central to Japan’s foreign policy rhetoric, but they have also ensured that this support will be limited in practice.

  • Op-Ed
    Indonesia Must Rise to Strengthen ASEAN
    Vikram Nehru, Nadia Bulkin March 5, 2014 Nikkei Asian Review

    Indonesia’s future rests with Southeast Asia, and ASEAN is at the heart of the region’s institutional architecture. If Indonesia is to shape its own geostrategic environment, then it must work with its neighbors to strengthen ASEAN.

  • Op-Ed
    Our Political Crisis is Far From Unique
    Muthiah Alagappa February 14, 2014 Bangkok Post

    Although the shutdown in Bangkok currently commands center stage, Thailand has been plagued with two political crises over the past 80 years or more.

  • Op-Ed
    America’s TPP Debacle Leaves Hamlet Without the Prince
    Vikram Nehru February 11, 2014 Nikkei Asian Review 中文

    A U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership would not only sink the ambitious free trade agreement, it could sink America’s reputation in the Asia-Pacific.

  • Op-Ed
    Emerging Markets Are Crashing: Should We Be Worried?
    Moisés Naím February 5, 2014 Atlantic

    A trifecta of forces is currently driving the emerging-market crisis and it is too soon to tell if the contagion in emerging markets will spread to their richer counterparts.

  • 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.


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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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