Politics & Security


2013 Cambodian Election Results

by Matilda Rhode
The results of the 2013 Cambodian National Assembly Elections have been confirmed by the National Election Committee (NEC) at 68 seats for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) to 55 to the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) as the NEC closed its...

Abe’s Real Challenge is the Japanese Economy

by Hiroaki Kuwajima
The key issue is whether Prime Minister Abe understands the importance of economic recovery as the source of his legitimacy, ahead of his own goals which include constitutional reform.

The Asia-Pacific's "Balance of Relations" and Dangerous Choices

by Satu Limaye
The shirtsleeves summit between Presidents Obama and Xi at Sunnylands, California earlier this summer, important as it was, was no milestone in United States-China relations.
Dr. Satu Limaye, director of the East-West Center in Washington DC, spoke to ABC Radio Australia regarding Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang visit to Washington, D.C. and the White House.

Beyond Choosing Between China and the US

by Satu Limaye
The current "balance of relations" in the Asia Pacific is at risk if the United States and China pressure countries in the region to "choose" between them.

The Expanding Indo-Japanese Partnership

by K.V. Kesavan
The May 2013 Joint Statement signed by the two leaders refers to the elaborate institutional framework the two countries have built together for conducting dialogues and consultations covering a wide range of political and economic subjects, including shared security...

U.S. People-to-People Engagement with ASEAN

by Damien Tomkins
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry singled out the Brunei-U.S. English Language Enrichment Program for ASEAN, an initiative that is cooperatively administered by the East-West Center and the University of Brunei Darussalam, in his opening remarks at the U.S.-ASEAN...