New Leadership Trends in Southeast Asia
 
 
Southeast Asia is in the midst of a gradual, but potentially profound, transformation in its leadership trends and domestic political change. These changes and trends, both domestic and regional, have significant implications for US policy. And they offer new opportunities for the United States to effectively engage in a strategically important region that all too often receives insufficient attention in Washington.

This Policy Memo expands on four key recommendations:
  • Encourage a broader cooperative approach to promoting national reconciliation in Burma.

  • Nurture future leaders with more vigorous support of civil society.

  • Encourage Southeast Asian corporate philanthropy.

  • To help strengthen ASEAN leadership as a whole, focus more on institution- and capacity-building and less on individual personalities.
The six-page Policy Memo summarizing the discussion and general recommendations is available here.


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