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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...

 

Southeast Asia in 2015: Maritime Security, Myanmar Elections, TPP Top Agenda

January 7, 2015

...civil war, the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Russia’s economic crisis, and a weak Afghanistan still vulnerable to the Taliban, the prospect for Southeast Asia to unite a regional economy of 600 million people and a GDP of $2.5 trillion seems perhaps within reach – but just not in 2015. John J. Brandon is director of Regional Cooperation Programs for The Asia...

 

Editor’s Picks: 2014 Must Reads

December 23, 2014

...John Brandon writes why credible reform, not shutdown, is needed to end the political standoff, and later, Kim McQuay looks at Thailand’s deepening political crisis that led to the removal of former Pheu Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in May. Lastly, regional integration issues grabbed readers’ attention: Analysis on Asia’s youngest country – Timor-Leste – and its...

 

A Conversation with Taiwan Women’s Movement Leader Yenlin Ku

December 17, 2014

The Asia Foundation’s director of Regional Cooperation Programs, John J. Brandon, and Chen-Dong Tso, the Foundation’s senior advisor in Taiwan, recently spoke with former Asia Foundation grantee, Professor Yenlin Ku, a leading feminist in Taiwan who helped to establish Taiwan’s first women’s studies center. As an accomplished leader, looking back, what do you consider the highlight or most...

 

Global Summits Shine Spotlight on Obama’s Pivot to Asia

October 22, 2014

...challenge for the administration will be how to inject fresh momentum into this strategy and not relegate America’s “pivot” or “rebalancing” to a mere diplomatic slogan. John J. Brandon is director of Regional Cooperation Programs for The Asia Foundation, based in Washington, D.C. On October 24, Brandon will moderate an Asia Foundation panel discussion in D.C. on Asia’s rising regionalism...

 

Panelists Discuss ASEAN Integration at Oct. 24 D.C. Panel

October 15, 2014

...bring together five leading scholars from the region to Washington, D.C., for a panel discussion on Asia’s rising regionalism and issues that remain for achieving regional integration. As part of the Foundation’s “Asian Perspectives Series,” the event will be moderated by the Foundation’s regional expert John Brandon and will be webcast live. Follow @Asia_Foundation on Twitter for live updates....

 

A Conversation with Singapore’s Ambassador-at-Large Tommy Koh

October 1, 2014

The Asia Foundation’s director of Regional Cooperation Programs, John J. Brandon, recently spoke with former Foundation grantee, Tommy Koh, Singapore’s ambassador-at-large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and former ambassador to the United States. Koh also served as the Foundation’s Southeast Asia Chair for the “America’s Role in Asia” project in 2004 and 2008. As an accomplished diplomat, looking...

 

Thailand in 2014: Reform or Repression?

May 28, 2014

...a say in the political, economic, and social life of the country without fear of retribution. 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....

 

Martial Law in Thailand Eases Some Tension, But Long-Term Solution Still Uncertain

May 21, 2014

...will determine if Thailand can move forward or if political stability will continue to remain elusive. 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....

 

Fissures in Thailand: Both Natural and Man-Made

May 14, 2014

...Either way, it is not a successful way to lead a country in the 21st century. 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....