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Economic Growth in ASEAN Drives Demand for Low-Cost Air Carriers

February 26, 2014

...adding fluidity to business travel will also serve ASEAN’s regional agenda and the Asia-Pacific more broadly. John J. Brandon is director of Regional Cooperation Programs for The Asia Foundation, based in Washington, D.C. He can be reached at john.brandon@asiafoundation.org. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the individual author and not necessarily those of The Asia Foundation....

 

Credible Reform, Not Shutdown, Needed to End Thailand’s Political Standoff

January 15, 2014

...the context of a credible reform process, it is hard to see how Thailand will be able to resolve its current crisis in a peaceful, enduring way. John J. Brandon is director of Regional Cooperation Programs for The Asia Foundation, based in Washington, D.C. He can be reached at john.brandon@asiafoundation.org. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the...

 

ASEAN Chairmanship Offers Opportunity for Myanmar

January 8, 2014

...foster regional unity. A successful chairmanship can also help Myanmar become a peaceful, unified, democratic society. John J. Brandon is director of Regional Cooperation Programs for The Asia Foundation, based in Washington, D.C. He can be reached at john.brandon@asiafoundation.org. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the individual author and not necessarily those of The Asia Foundation....

 

Editor’s Picks: 2013 Must-Reads

December 24, 2013

...politics for more than a decade, and John Brandon looks at how the protests have exacerbated the political divide. This month, The Asia Foundation’s office in Thailand released a new survey report that offers a glimpse into the demographics and motivations of these pro- and anti-government demonstrators. The rape of a 23-year-old woman in a Delhi suburb triggered mass...

 

Protests Exacerbate Thailand’s Political Divide

November 20, 2013

...Thai politicians would do well to heed JFK’s advice for the good of their respective nations. John J. Brandon is director of Regional Cooperation Programs for The Asia Foundation, based in Washington, D.C. He can be reached at jbrandon@asiafound-dc.org. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the individual author and not necessarily those of The Asia Foundation....

 

In Thailand and Cambodia, a Culture of Impunity Still Holds

November 13, 2013

...should take this to heart. If this can happen, then perhaps the peace and justice Joan Baez and Bayard Rustin called for 34 years ago can come to fruition. John J. Brandon is director of Regional Cooperation Programs for The Asia Foundation in Washington, D.C. He can be reached at jbrandon@asiafound-dc.org. The views and opinions expressed here are those of...

 

Obama’s Asia Pivot on Shaky Ground

October 9, 2013

...not dispel, the notion in Southeast Asia that U.S. policy continues to remain episodic rather than consistent. John J. Brandon is director of Regional Cooperation Programs for The Asia Foundation in Washington, D.C. He can be reached at jbrandon@asiafound-dc.org. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the individual author and not necessarily those of The Asia Foundation....

 

Asia Foundation Experts to Discuss Subnational Conflicts in Mindanao and S. Thailand

June 26, 2013

On the heels of The Asia Foundation’s release of the highly anticipated study, “The Contested Corners of Asia,” the Foundation co-sponsored a panel on June 27 at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., “Is Peace Breaking Out in Southeast Asia?” The Foundation’s Thailand expert, John Brandon, and country rep in the Philippines, Steven Rood, presented analysis...

 

Two Nations, One Friendship: But is It Still Special?

March 20, 2013

...strategic objectives might be in the effort to make U.S.-Thai relations more germane in a 21st-century world. John J. Brandon is director of Regional Cooperation Programs for The Asia Foundation in Washington, D.C. He can be reached at jbrandon@asiafound-dc.org. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the individual author and not necessarily those of The Asia Foundation....

 

U.S.-ASEAN Relations Mature, but Pitfalls Abound

January 30, 2013

...China and the U.S. For this not to happen, a more stable U.S.-China relationship will be required. John J. Brandon is director of Regional Cooperation Programs for The Asia Foundation in Washington, D.C. He can be reached at jbrandon@asiafound-dc.org. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the individual author and not necessarily those of The Asia Foundation....