CSR Blog: A Tale of Two Dams in Southeast Asia

By Qihan Zou This article analyzes two cases of China’s overseas hydropower station construction: the suspended Myitsone Dam project on the Ayeyarwady River in Myanmar, and the successfully constructed Lower Sesan 2 Dam on the Sesan River in Cambodia. It explains why the Sesan 2 project was successfully constructed while the Myitsone was suspended. This …

CSR Blog: Covid Diplomacy- a New Ground for Competition among China, the U.S. and Japan in Southeast Asia

By Natalie Craig For fourteen months, world leaders have altered their foreign policy plans to handle the COVID-19 pandemic leading to a new form of diplomacy – Covid diplomacy. Countries influential in Southeast Asia such as the United States, China and Japan have engaged in various diplomatic efforts in the region throughout the pandemic with …