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Asia’s Best Kept Secret: The ASEAN Economic Community

February 10, 2016

Following the historic U.S.-ASEAN Leaders Summit in Sunnylands next week (read John Brandon’s predictions for the summit here) the US-ASEAN Business Council, with support from The Asia Foundation, will hold a major conference in San Francisco on February 17 on the US-ASEAN relationship – Asia’s Best Kept Secret: The ASEAN Economic Community. Key speakers include Indonesian President Joko Widodo...

 

Sunnylands Summit Needs More Than Symbolism

February 10, 2016

...(and other nations) in order to build a strong, stable, politically cohesive, economically integrated, socially responsible, people-centered ASEAN community. John J. Brandon is senior director of The Asia Foundation’s regional cooperation programs in Washington, D.C. He can be reached at john.brandon@asiafoundation.org. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and not those of The Asia Foundation or...

 

Asia’s Biggest Issues in 2016? Experts Weigh In

January 6, 2016

...integration in Southeast Asia. Making progress in these areas will not only help to advance Laos’ own interests and standing in the region, but will also strengthen the credibility and influence of ASEAN as a whole. — John J. Brandon, senior director of The Asia Foundation’s regional cooperation programs in Washington, D.C. Malaysia “The rising cost of living in Malaysia will...

 

Predictions for Southeast Asia: A Look Back and Ahead

January 6, 2016

...than 600 million and a GDP of $2.5 trillion, prospects for the region are relatively bright. John J. Brandon is senior director of The Asia Foundation’s regional cooperation programs in Washington, D.C. He can be reached at john.brandon@asiafoundation.org. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and not those of The Asia Foundation or its funders....

 

Best of the Blog 2015

December 23, 2015

...predictions from our econ experts. 3 … John Brandon made his predictions for Southeast Asia in 2015, with maritime security, Myanmar elections, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership leading the agenda. Was he right? Read on. 2 … “Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink” aptly describes the problem of water in South Asia – a problem of scarcity amid abundance....

 

A Code of Conduct for Maritime Security

November 11, 2015

...ASEAN to have a common vision and agreement on marine environmental protection for regional seas, and a willingness to commit to a regional agreement to protect common areas, including the South China Sea. Bilateral cooperation is not enough. John J. Brandon is senior director of The Asia Foundation’s regional cooperation programs in Washington, D.C. He can be reached at john.brandon@asiafoundation.org....

 

American Foreign Policy and American Education

May 13, 2015

...Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the Education Department’s periodic assessment of America’s eighth graders, often called “the nation’s report card.” John Brandon What American policymakers and legislators on both sides of the aisle should understand is that there is a link between these two reports, because how well we teach the next generation about history, civics, and geography will...

 

Thailand and Taxes

April 15, 2015

...their taxes are being spent. The more Thais who pay taxes, the stronger the people’s voice will be. John J. Brandon is senior director of Regional Cooperation Programs for The Asia Foundation in Washington, D.C. He can be reached at john.brandon@asiafoundation.org. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and not those of The Asia Foundation....

 

George Dupont, the Only Thai in the U.S. Civil War

April 8, 2015

...than 150 years ago, Private George Dupont fought on some of history’s bloodiest battlefields, as far from his homeland as he could be, and he is probably the Civil War veteran buried farthest from the fields on which he fought. John J. Brandon is senior director of Regional Cooperation programs for The Asia Foundation in Washington, D.C. He can be...

 

ASEAN Integration: An Economic Community in 2015?

April 1, 2015

Will ASEAN Economic Integration beat the clock? Even as the December 2015 deadline looms, the question remains tantalizingly open. On April 8, in Washington DC, The Asia Foundation presents “ASEAN Integration: An Economic Community in 2015?” moderated by Director of Regional Cooperation John Brandon, and featuring Asia Foundation Chief Economist Veronique Salze-Lozac’h. The forum will be live-streamed here for...