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Pay to Stay: Cambodia’s Refugee Policy

By Joshua Simonidis In September 2014 the Cambodian government signed an agreement with Canberra to resettle a potentially unlimited number of refugees originally destined for Australia in exchange for increased aid. Human rights groups criticized the agreement and Cambodia’s capacity…

Federated Defense in Asia

By Kathleen Hicks & Michael J. Green The following post draws on the work of the CSIS Federated Defense in Asia project, which released its findings in December 2014. As regional security challenges grow in Asia, it is increasingly important…

CogitAsia Podcast: AIIB Dustup

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This week we discuss the U.S. reaction to China’s new infrastructure bank, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Simon Chair Deputy Director Amy Studdart describes the bank’s origins, explains why Washington’s critique of its allies for joining AIIB has proven…