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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…

Yudhoyono’s Green Legacy

By Jeremiah O. Magpile Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is entering the final two years of his 10-year presidency and is clearly making efforts to define his legacy. Throughout his tenure, Indonesia stabilized both its democracy and economy following the…

By the Numbers: Aid in Myanmar

Donor agencies and international institutions made pivotal debt deals and assistance pledges with Myanmar in January. The agreements open the door for major development assistance and signal the donor community’s readiness to return to Myanmar after decades of isolation. Here…