Hunter Marston

Destiny's Child

Three decades after Aung San Suu Kyi was first sentenced to house arrest for her fight for democracy in Myanmar, the Nobel laureate is now arguably the main obstacle to the country putting its past behind it

Review of "The Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century"

In the run-up to Myanmar’s elections next year, there is little positive news to report about a country that seemed like a democratic success story less than five years ago.

Life of the Party

Seemingly unbeatable ahead of elections next year, Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party has nonetheless struggled to achieve much during nearly four years in office.

As US Aircraft Carrier Departs Vietnam, What Are the Implications for Regional Security?

As the USS Carl Vinson concluded a week-long port call to Danang, Vietnam today, one can’t help but consider the contrast to not-too-distant memories from when both countries were  locked in a long, bloody war.

Facebook Can't Resolve Conflicts in Myanmar and Sri Lanka On Its Own

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been caught up in a whirlwind in recent months, giving congressional testimony and public statements defending Facebook against allegations that it has been too lax in combating online hate speech and disinformation.

Taiwan's Engagement with Southeast Asia is Making Progress under the New Southbound Policy

While Taiwan analysts have been eager to offer analyses of President Tsai Ing-wen’s New Southbound Policy (NSP), announced in May 2016, the data has been insufficient given the policy’s relatively short timeline.

Democracy at a Crossroads in Southeast Asia: Great Power Rivalry Meets Domestic Governance

Jonathan Stromseth and Hunter Marston, ‘Democracy at a Crossroads in Southeast Asia: Great Power Rivalry Meets Domestic Governance’, Policy Brief, Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, February 20

The US Navy and Southeast Asian Nations Held Joint Maneuvers for the First Time. What Are the Key Takeaways?

The US Navy participated in joint exercises with the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) last week, following months of tensions in the region.

The US-China Cold War is a Myth

The 20th century’s great standoff doesn’t explain the emerging dynamic between Washington and Beijing, argues PhD Candidate Hunter Marston

Vietnam’s Crackdown on Dissent Could Undermine its Stability and Growth

Detaining enemies of the state could erode international support for Vietnam

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