Zachary J. Rose

Bahrain Briefing


A brief overview of the historical, political, demographic, and economic issues facing Bahrain.

Singapore Briefing


A brief overview of the historical, political, demographic, and economic issues facing the Lion City.

Jokowi Gambles on Defense as Indonesia Elections Come Down to the Wire

Indonesian Military, members of the TNI. cc Flickr sbamueller

With less than two weeks to go before much-anticipated presidential elections in Indonesia, the race between Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Prabowo Subianto is closer than anyone would have imagined.

Jokowi’s Electoral Stumble: Implications for the Indonesian Economy?


The opening act of election season in Indonesia didn’t go as many analysts had planned, and in a field of no clear winners it's the economy that sometimes loses.

Sharif and the Pakistan Taliban: Peace Talks Loss is Washington’s Gain

John Kerry and Nawaz Shariff

The Geopoliticalmonitor’s Zachary J. Rose takes a look at recent peace talks between the government and the Pakistan Taliban, and asks whether they were doomed to begin with.

Election Report: Indonesia

Indonesian electoral protest

Here's what's at stake in the 2014 parliamentary and presidential elections in Indonesia.

Forecast 2014: Southeast Asia

Political map of Southeast Asia

Examining the defining political, economic, and military trends facing Southeast Asia in 2014.

Do or Die Time for the Keystone XL?

Keystone XL Pipe construction

The Geopoliticalmonitor's Zak Rose examines whether a decision is coming on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project. 

Myanmar: Playing the Field of China, India, and the United States

China, India, US and Myanmar

After spending years as a pariah state with a dearth of political and economic allies, Myanmar is now experiencing a windfall of economic and foreign policy options.

The Next Leaders of Egypt

President Morsi

Here's a brief introduction to the various political and military figures that will be vying to lead post-Morsi Egypt.

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