Lex Rieffel

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Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development

Lex Rieffel is an expert on Southeast Asia, sovereign debt restructuring, international financial institutions, U.S. foreign assistance strategy and international volunteer service. He is a former U.S. Treasury economist and senior executive at the Institute of International Finance. | View Full Bio

  • In the News

    Predominantly Buddhist Thailand has been battling an Islamist insurgency in its south for decades and has 'no stomach' for bringing in more Muslims.

    May 15, 2015, Lex Rieffel, National Public Radio
  • In the News

    Holding Myanmar to unrealistic expectations could also set the nation up for failure during an already cumbersome transition period.

    November 12, 2014, Lex Rieffel, International Business Times
  • In the News

    You don't have to walk 200 meters in this city to find a property that is not being used. These agencies say they are helping the country develop. Well, one of the ways you do that is take under-utilized space and utilize it.

    November 12, 2014, Lex Rieffel, ABC News
  • In the News

    The U.S. government is among those who have created very high and unrealistic expectations for transition in Myanmar. The challenge for Obama is to get out of Burma ... without making things worse.

    November 11, 2014, Lex Rieffel, CNBC
  • In the News

    To help the Myanmar people get beyond this will require some sophisticated, thoughtful nudging. This cannot be solved from the bully pulpit.

    October 31, 2014, Lex Rieffel, New York Times
  • Opinion | Nikkei Asian Review

    What Myanmar Does Not Need

    September 23, 2014

  • Opinion

    Indonesia: Now the Real Work Begins

    September 2014

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