ASEAN Economic Community Prepares for December Launch
In advance of the December 31, 2015, launch of the ASEAN Economic Community by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Rachel Wagley (NBR) looks at the obstacles to full integration that Southeast Asia still faces.
The Road Back to Democracy in Thailand
The Thai military government’s consolidation of power and crackdown on political expression are preempting a crucial national dialogue on the country’s approach to democracy. The military government is gambling on the Thai people’s willingness to surrender their basic rights for an undefined political future.
U.S. Alliances and Partnerships in the Pacific Century
Ashley J. Tellis (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) discusses some of the main research findings from NBR’s forthcoming volume, Strategic Asia 2014-2015: U.S. Alliances and Partnerships at the Center of Global Power
New Commitment to a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea?
In September, ASEAN and China commenced formal consultations to establish a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea. In this commentary, Carlyle A. Thayer reviews recent developments and assesses the prospects for this complex set of consultations.
U.S. Joins East Asia Summit: Implications for Regional Cooperation
Following the APEC and ASEAN meetings, the 2012 East Asia Summit provides opportunity to advance regional cooperation. In an interview with NBR, NARP scholar Anne Marie Murphy describes the EAS agenda, implications for host-country Indonesia, and the significance of formally including the United States for the first time.
Thailand's July Election: Understanding the Outcome
What are the implications of the Pheu Thai party victory for Thai domestic political stability, Bangkok’s relations with its neighbors, and the United States-Thailand alliance? Catharin Dalpino, the principal investigator for NBR’s “U.S.-Thailand Alliance: Reinvigorating the Partnership” project, offers insights on the election outcome in this interview with NBR.
Thailand’s New National Vaccine Strategy: Building Capacity, Accelerating Production
As a follow-up to the 2011 Pacific Health Summit on vaccines, this interview with Summit participant Dr. Yot Teerawattananon (Thailand’s Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program) is part of a series of interviews on the latest developments and current issues facing the global vaccines and immunization field.