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…

Welcome to CogitAsia

Today, the CSIS Southeast Asia program is introducing CogitAsia. As a foreign policy think-tank, CSIS is constantly monitoring important developments throughout the region.CogitAsia is our channel to those who are interested in going beyond the headlines and gaining a deeper…