east asia & the pacific
east asia & the pacific
produced by the Council of American Ambassadors
DEMOCRACY & HUMAN RIGHTS
Voting Overseas: A Discussion on the American Vote from Abroad
Ecuador – Economic Collapse, Coronavirus and the Caudillo
Ed Gabriel: Will Lebanon's New Government Deliver In Time?
After a series of stalemates among its sectarian leaders, Lebanon has finally formed a new government under the recently appointed Prime ...
A democracy worth celebrating this Christmas - Romania
International Migration Management with William Lacy Swing
Tibor Nagy: Will Ethiopia Finally Achieve Its Potential?
New U.S. Policy on West Bank Settlements Buries Two-State Solution
Reflections on a Summer of Discontent in Hong Kong
Gonul Tol: Do Not Give Up on Turkey's Democracy Just Yet
Radio Free Europe's Return to Hungary
How Long Must Eritrea Wait for Change?
The U.S., Mexico and Migration: Time for Cooperation, not Coercion
Later today, Mexican and U.S. officials will sit down in Washington, DC to review the latest migration numbers. It'll be the first offici...
Ambassador Garza: Border patrol detention facilities unacceptable
Personal Rivalries Overshadow Botswana's Democracy
Political developments in Botswana are attracting unprecedented attention, causing some pundits to fret about the stability of its longst...
U.S. Should Acknowledge Critical Challenges for Ethiopia's Transition
Anyone fishing for a good news story out of Africa recently, and rightly, has celebrated Ethiopia, where dynamic young Prime Minister Abi...
Sudanese Opposition Needs Stronger International Support
The news out of Sudan, so recently full of fragile hope, is now deeply troubling. For over a week, the Transitional Military Council, or ...
Hope and History: A Memoir of Tumultuous Times
Nigeria's Elections Do Not a Democracy Make
Zimbabwe's Elections and Political Change in Southern Africa
Ambassador Garza: Barr's decision on asylum bail may backfire
President Omar al-Bashir Is Out. What Is Next for Sudan?
The people of Sudan have earned the world’s admiration and respect. Their bravery, persistence, unity, and discipline have achieved what ...
Denying women a seat at Taliban talks is a huge mistake
After September 11, the United States justified deep engagement in Afghanistan in part due to the Taliban's harsh repression of women. Now...
Zimbabwe is burning. It's time to act
from The Washington Post READ FULL TEXT Ambassador Michelle Gavin Michelle Gavin served as U.S. Ambassador to Botswana from 2011 to 2014....
African Leaders Must Act to Stop Electoral Fraud in Congo
As the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo await the results of the Dec. 30 election and brace for possible violence, the U.S....