Diplomacy

Washington’s Thai PR Problem

By Gregory Poling   Cobra Gold, the weeks-long multinational military exercise that began on Feb. 9 in Thailand, highlighted the difficult balancing act facing Washington as it engages with the military-backed government of its long-time ally. The annual training exercise, the…

The Too Quiet American in Asia

By Malcolm Cook Belying the oft-repeated stereotype of Americans in Southeast Asia as loud and self-promoting, the economic importance of the United States to the region is understated and underappreciated. American government representatives and business associations in the region should…

Moro Peace Deal under Fire

By Zachary Abuza On January 25, a detachment of elite Philippine National Police forces tried to capture a known member of the terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah — Malaysian national Zulkifli bin Hir, aka Marwan. The police clashed with forces from…