Upcoming Events

Republic of Indonesia: Minister for Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi

September 25, 2017 - 4:15pm
Asia Society, 725 Park Ave.

"The Road Ends Here: A Small Market Border Town and Thailand's Future"

September 28, 2017 - 12:00pm
Kahin Center, Cornell University

Fully-funded PhD Position- FMS & ZMT Germany

October 15, 2017 - 12:00pm
Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT)

Solo, Solitude screening with Filmakers

October 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
Cornell University

Watching the Philippines, Reporting Duterte

October 17, 2017 - 5:00pm to October 18, 2017 - 8:00pm
Columbia University

Legacies of Marcos

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

The Indonesian Genocide Files: The Army and the Indonesian Genocide

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

Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellow in Southeast Asian Studies, Rice University

December 15, 2017 - 10:00am
Rice University

New & Noteworthy

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. 

Foreign Policy
ASEAN's Golden Moment in a Time of Crisis

ASEAN's Golden Moment in a Time of Crisis

Nina Hachigian, former US ambassador to ASEAN, discusses the significance of fifty years of ASEAN and the future of US-ASEAN policy. 

Brookings Institute
The human rights consequences of the war on drugs in the Philippines

The human rights consequences of the war on drugs in the Philippines

Vanda Felbab-Brown, Senior Fellow at Brookings, offers testimony for the House Foreign Affairs Commitee on the human rights consequences of the war on drugs in the Philippines.

New Mandala
Jokowi's Political Prisoner Problem

Jokowi's Political Prisoner Problem

 Andreas Harsono of Human Rights Watch discusses the significance of the release of political prisoners in Indonesia. 

United States-Indonesia Society
The Interplay of Religion and Politics in Indonesia: What Does Jakarta’s Gubernatorial Election Signify?

The Interplay of Religion and Politics in Indonesia: What Does Jakarta’s Gubernatorial Election Signify?

On July 25, USINDO held a Special Open Forum on the “The Interplay of Religion and Politics in Indonesia: What Does Jakarta’s Gubernatorial Election Signify?”. The discussion focused on the recent election for governor of Jakarta, and the subsequent trial and imprisonment of one of the leading candidates, Ahok, a Chinese Christian Indonesian.  

The forum featured presentations by Professor Thomas Pepinsky of Cornell University and Professor Jeremy Menchik of Boston University. 

The New York Times
Are Priests Duterte's Fiercest Foes?

Are Priests Duterte's Fiercest Foes?

Sheila Coronel, a professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, explores whether priests in the Philippines are Duterte's fiercest foes.

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NYSEAN Voices

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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Carnegie Council Podcast- Democracy and the Deep State in Myanmar

Devin Stewart and Maureen Aung-Thwin discuss Burma's transition to democracy. 

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Rebranding the Marcos Legacy

Development of Asian 'strongman' image could help discredited regime in comeback efforts   

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Podcast - The Perfect Business? Anti-Trafficking and the Sex Trade along the Mekong

Sverre Molland discusses the ethnography of traffickers and anti-traffickers.

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