When King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia embarked on a month-long trip to Southeast Asia this February, Western media outlets focused on incredulous stories about the monarch’s large entourage and their mountain of luggage. Traditionally obsessed with the desert kingdom’s human rights record and its state-sponsored brand of Islam, those same outlets took […]

Despite its 50-year history, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) remains one of the most misunderstood regional organizations in the world. Observers frequently attribute ASEAN’s sluggishness in political and economic integration – particularly compared to the European Union – to its commitment to its unanimous voting procedure. Instead of using traditional majority voting to break […]

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg View, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute. Ponnuru has published articles in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He also authored the book “The Mystery […]

Yvette Alberdingk Thijm is the executive director of WITNESS. Founded in 1992, WITNESS is a nonprofit organization that partners with more than 300 on the ground activist groups in over 80 countries by providing cutting-edge technology and media resources to promote justice and policy reform. Prior to her role at WITNESS, Ms. Alberdingk Thijm worked […]