China’s ambitions welcomed in Kuala Lumpur?

December 7, 2016 Asia Pacific Memo 0

Memo #388 By: Phuong Nguyen – h0aiphuong.14 [at] and Kai Ostwald – kai.ostwald [at] In the shadows of the headline-grabbing October announcement that the Philippines would forge closer ties with China and “separate” from its long-time ally […]


Permanent Neutrality Debate in Mongolia

December 7, 2015 Asia Pacific Memo 0

Memo #355 By Mendee Jargalsaikhan – mendee [at] Since September 2015, when President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and his foreign policy team launched a campaign both domestically and abroad to institutionalize a “permanent neutrality” status, foreign policy pundits […]


Fighting for Myanmar’s Child Soldiers

January 22, 2015 Asia Pacific Memo 0

Efforts to release some 70,000 child soldiers in Myanmar face multiple challenges. Memo #324 By Kai Chen – chenkai [at] Since Myanmar’s independence in 1948, the nation’s interest groups—in particular its ethnic minorities and the […]

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