July 2, 2018
| Murray HiebertFor foreign firms, the new law could create a dilemma in which they are forced to choose between participating in one of Southeast Asia’s most dynamic economies and protecting the rights of their consumers.
June 11, 2018
| Stephen J. Naimoli, Jane NakanoWhile renewable energy is set to grow as a share of the region’s energy mix, there are indications that its potential contribution is much higher than is currently on track to be realized.
May 31, 2018
| Amy Searight, Michael J. GreenRevisionist powers are seeking to reshape regional security dynamics and carve out spheres of influence, jeopardizing the liberal rules-based order that has supported American and Australian security and prosperity for more than half a century.
June 4, 2018
| Amy SearightSecretary Mattis did as much as one could hope for a U.S. secretary of defense to convey reassuring themes and messages about the United States’ continued commitment to the region and to Southeast Asia in particular.
Amy Searight, senior adivser and director of the Southeast Asia Program, testified before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific on, "Asia's Diplomatic and Security Structure: Planning U.S. Engagement."
May 11, 2018
| Amy Searight, Brian HardingThe result will have significant implications for Malaysian foreign policy and Malaysia’s role in the world, but it will take time for these changes to become clear.
The greatest risk for U.S.-Malaysia relations would be a scenario in which Najib loses but refuses to cede power. In such a case, the Trump administration would be tested with a complex case of how to best balance U.S. interests and values.
The Rohingya crisis again has created a sharp policy challenge for the United States focused around the dilemma of engagement versus isolation to achieve the larger goal of movement toward democracy and respect for human rights.
April 6, 2018
| Amy SearightAmy Searight, director and senior adviser with the Southeast Asia Program, testifies before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on China’s Relations with U.S. Allies and Partners in Europe and the Asia Pacific.