THE 1,000 YEAR OLD CITY HOSTS WARRIORS BENT ON PEACE

CSIS Critical Questions: INAUGURAL ASEAN DEFENSE MINISTERS’ MEETING + 8 IN HANOI: THE 1,000 YEAR OLD CITY HOSTS WARRIORS BENT ON PEACE By Ernie Bower, Senior Adviser & Director – Southeast Asia Program, Center for Strategic & International Studies SUMMARY As…

ASPI: Southeast Asia Patterns of Security Cooperation

Executive Summary By Carlye A. Thayer, Professor of Politics in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales and the Australian Defence Force Academy. Australia will face a more complex strategic environment in Southeast…

An Election Not Worthy of Support

By Win Tin, founder of Burma’s National League for Democracy party and a member of its central executive committee. He was a political prisoner from 1989 to 2008. Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, recently said…

Remembering the Past

By Pavin Chachavalpongpun, Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore. Thailand, on 19 September 2010, marked the 4th anniversary of the military coup. While remembering the past, the pro-Thaksin red-shirted members launched three-day demonstrations both in Bangkok and…

White House Read Out on US-ASEAN Leaders Meeting

Today President Obama met with the Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). This was the first time such a meeting has been held in the United States, and follows the first ever such meeting last November in Singapore. The Leaders issued a Joint Statement reviewing the continued deepening of relations between the United States and ASEAN and the growing strategic importance of the region and our relationship. Going forward, the U.S. – ASEAN partnership will build upon the Administration’s initiatives to deepen engagement in the region: