HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ASEAN!

Vietnam is providing very strong leadership in its role as ASEAN Chair in 2010. Expect that proactive leadership to continue next year as Indonesia, by far the largest country in ASEAN, takes over as Chair.

ASEAN Going for Nuclear Power

By Ernest Z. Bower, Senior Adviser and Director, CSIS Southeast Asia Program Anyone near the corner of 18th & K Streets today would immediately align themselves with remarks attributed to Singaporean leader Lee Kuan Yew regarding air conditioning’s role as…

A Timely Reminder of Kiwi Determination

By Ernest Z. Bower, Senior Adviser and Director, CSIS Southeast Asia Program Fighting 800-to-1 odds usually reduces even the most hopeful underdog to a lackluster opponent. Not Shane Smeltz and the New Zealand All-Whites football team. Matched against defending World…

The Quiet Hanoian

By Ernest Z. Bower, Senior Adviser and Director, CSIS Southeast Asia Program As Graham Greene hunched over his desk perched on the wizened teak floors of Hanoi’s Metropole Hotel knitting together the silky threads of naiveté and intrigue to craft…