Upcoming Events

Legacies of Marcos

October 19, 2017 - 7:00pm
Asian American Writer's Workshop

Negotiating Change: Art from Societies in Transition

October 20, 2017 - 10:00am
The Asia Society, 725 Park Ave

The Future of Asia: Voices of the Next Generation

October 23, 2017 - 12:00pm
Kellogg Center, Columbia University

The Indonesian Genocide Files: The Army and the Indonesian Genocide

October 24, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:15pm
NYU Wagner

Call for Papers: 2nd International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies

November 15, 2017 - 9:00am
University of Mandalay

Inaugural Southeast Asia Research Group (SEARG) Meeting

December 12, 2017 - 9:00am to December 14, 2017 - 5:30pm
Fulbright University School of Public Policy and Management

Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellow in Southeast Asian Studies, Rice University

December 15, 2017 - 10:00am
Rice University

New & Noteworthy

The New York Times
Hands Tied by Old Hope, Diplomats in Myanmar Stay Silent

Hands Tied by Old Hope, Diplomats in Myanmar Stay Silent

Why did the world — which promised “never again” after Rwanda and Bosnia, then Sudan and Syria — seemingly do so little to forestall an ethnic cleansing campaign by Myanmar’s military? And what can be done now to address the urgent humanitarian calamity caused when more than half of Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya Muslims fled the country over just a few weeks?

Council on Foreign Relations
2018 Will be a Pivotal Year for Southeast Asian Democracy

2018 Will be a Pivotal Year for Southeast Asian Democracy

Joshua Kurlantzick discusses the backsliding of democracy in Southeast Asia and what we can expect in 2018.

Council on Foreign Relations
Women and Girls at Risk in the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Women and Girls at Risk in the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

 Mayesha Alam, a Soros New American Fellow, Yale Law School Global Health Justice Partnership Fellow, and Ph.D. candidate in political science at Yale University, discusses gender and the Rohingya refugee crisis.

EPW
Rohingya Crisis: Focus on 'Intolerant Religion' Disregards Complex Moral and Policy Challenges

Rohingya Crisis: Focus on 'Intolerant Religion' Disregards Complex Moral and Policy Challenges

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, a professor at Northwestern University, argues that identifying religious difference and discrimination as the main culprits in the Rohingya crisis masks the economic and political interests. It deflects attention away from state-sponsored violence, political and economic ambitions of the governing elite, and the anti-immigrant and xenophobic basis of the discrimination.

Nikkei Asian Review
Why Aung San Suu Kyi remains unbowed

Why Aung San Suu Kyi remains unbowed

Gwen Robinson of the Nikkei Asian Review interviews Aung San Suu Kyi on the international outcry on the military crackdown on the Rohingya in Rakhine State. She is unbowed. 

Nikkei Asian Review
Myths and realities behind the Rakhine crisis

Myths and realities behind the Rakhine crisis

Gwen Robinson explores the myths and realities behind the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, especially for Aung San Suu Kyi, who has little power over the military.

Brookings
No Simple Solution to the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar

No Simple Solution to the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar

"The world has no effective mechanisms for solving these problems. The best it seems able to do is to provide token amounts of humanitarian assistance to the innocent victims of these conflicts," writes Lex Rieffel. 

The New York Times
Indonesia, Long on Sidelines, Starts to Confront China’s Territorial Claims

Indonesia, Long on Sidelines, Starts to Confront China’s Territorial Claims

When Indonesia recently — and quite publicly — renamed the northernmost waters of its exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea despite China’s claims to the area, Beijing quickly dismissed the move as “meaningless.”

It is proving to be anything but.

The Washington Post
It's not just Burma: Human rights are under attack across Southeast Asia, advocates say

It's not just Burma: Human rights are under attack across Southeast Asia, advocates say

The latest round of persecution in Burma, 

New Mandala
Explaining the crackdown in Cambodia

Explaining the crackdown in Cambodia

Kongkea Chhoeun of the Australian National University discusses democracy, the media, and civil society in Cambodia.

The New York Times
Thailand's Ex-Leader Leaves Supporters in Limbo After Disappearing During Trial

Thailand's Ex-Leader Leaves Supporters in Limbo After Disappearing During Trial

" For two years, Yingluck Shinawatra, the former prime minister of Thailand, battled criminal charges of negligence and claims that she had cost the country billions of dollars...But on Friday, when the time arrived for the S

New Mandala
Duterte's "Drug War" Migrates to Indonesia

Duterte's "Drug War" Migrates to Indonesia

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s murderous “war on drugs” may now be claiming victims beyond his country’s borders: suspected drug dealers in Indonesia.

Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Indonesian Democracy: From Stagnation to Regression?

Indonesian democracy: from stagnation to regression?

Eve Warburton and Edward Aspinall, both at the Australian National University, explore the reasons why there is risk of democratic regression in Indonesia.

The New York Times
Philippine Drug War Logs Deadliest Week Yet: 58 Killed in 3 Days

Philippine Drug War Logs Deadliest Week Yet: 58 Killed in 3 Days

Fifty-eight people suspected of selling or using drugs have been killed in Manila and its northern suburbs in just three days, making this the deadliest week so far in President Rodrigo Duterte’s monthslong drug crackdown, the police said Thursday.

New Mandala
Distinguishing piety and fundamentalism in Indonesian Muslims

Distinguishing piety and fundamentalism in Indonesian Muslims

Survey data shows no evidence of a link between piety and intolerance, let alone violence.

Brookings Institute
Terrorism in the Philippines and US-Philippine Security Cooperation

Terrorism in the Philippines and US-Philippine Security Cooperation

Sheena Greitens discusses six policy options for how the United States should adapt its security cooperation with the Philippines to address the region's changing security and counterterrorism needs. 

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NYSEAN Voices

New Books in Southeast Asian Studies Podcast

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The Only Viable Option for Resisting Populist Plutocrats: “Put the Leader Aside – Address Their Supporters”

Schechter covers the discussion between NYSEAN co-founder Duncan McCargo and former Thai premier Abhisit Vejjajiva on Thaksin

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Populist Plutocrats: Lessons From Around the World

NYSEAN Co-Founder Duncan McCargo debates Thaksin and Thai politics with former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva at Harvard Law School

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Imperial Bandits: Outlaws and Rebels in the China-Vietnam Borderlands

Here is the latest podcast from New Books in Southeast Asian Studies to discuss the malleability of bandits and banditry in the China and Vietnam borderlands. 

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International statement in support of Dr. Chayan Vaddhanaphuti and colleagues

International statement in support of Dr. Chayan Vaddhanaphuti and colleagues

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ASEAN at 50: Poems from Across Southeast Asia

For the 50th anniversary of the founding of ASEAN, the Transpacific Literary Project presents poems by writers across Southeast Asia

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Carnegie Council Podcast- Duterte's Drug War and Human Rights in the Philippines and Southeast Asia

Duterte created a human rights calamity, says Phelim Kine of HRW

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Carnegie Council Podcast - In Cambodia, "Democracy" is just a term

Human rights lawyer Sophorn Sek discusses Cambodia's governance

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