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Joseph Chinyong Liow Named Lee Kuan Yew Chair in Southeast Asia Studies at Brookings

July 31, 2014

Joseph Chinyong Liow has been named the inaugural holder of the Lee Kuan Yew Chair in Southeast Asia Studies in the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings.

  • In the News

    In any dictatorship, it’s dangerous to be someone the leader depends on to stay in power – it means that you can easily become a threat, as it appears that Jang [Song-Thaek] and the patronage system that he ran did.

    June 16, 2014, Sheena Chestnut Greitens, The Phnom Penh Post
  • In the News

    Today, many of the [North Korean] workers who participate [in working overseas] are people who have at least enough money and political connections to offer bribes to get these opportunities.

    June 14, 2014, Sheena Chestnut Greitens, The Phnom Penh Post
  • Opinion

    Transnational Threats in East Asia

    June 2014, Kongdan Oh

  • In the News

    I was a bit surprised by [the president's decision to leave Asia out of the address at West Point] myself. The main answer, I think, is that this was an army audience and the army, along with the marines, have borne the brunt of ground interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan. So it's important for army officers to know, going forward, how the U.S. government is going to use them — and, more importantly, not use them. And that's what he did. If he had done the graduation speech at the Naval Academy, which is on the front lines of rebalancing, it would have been a very different, Asia-focused speech.

    May 31, 2014, Richard C. Bush III, The China Post
  • In the News

    It's not the kind of situation where you can draw red lines, because China does lay claim to the territory where it's operating. It's not a situation where anybody is totally in the right and China is totally in the wrong.

    May 8, 2014, Richard C. Bush III, Mashable
  • In the News

    The most significant part of the [Obama] administration’s Asia 'rebalance' is a re-involvement in Southeast Asia that had been missing for quite some time.

    April 30, 2014, Jonathan D. Pollack, Washington Post
  • In the News

    [The Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement] is very much in the spirit of the [Obama] administration’s foreign policy as a whole, signaling commitment without overt intervention. The operative test in Asia is whether (unlike in Syria and in Ukraine) it inhibits rather emboldens others.

    April 28, 2014, Jonathan D. Pollack, Washington Post
  • In the News

    My guess is that although a lot of attention will be on the Philippines' territorial dispute with China, an effort will be made to frame this [Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement] in terms of other interests also.

    April 27, 2014, Sheena Chestnut Greitens, USA Today
  • In the News

    It’s one thing to say the United States is trying to underscore its commitment to the [Asia Pacific] region. But it can’t be based simply on acquiescence to whatever we see and have to contend with in the region.

    April 26, 2014, Jonathan D. Pollack, Washington Post

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