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The United States-Indonesia Society: Summer Studies Program Application

March 31, 2017 - 12:00pm
The United States-Indonesia Society

Clearing up the Haze: New Research on Southeast Asian Pollution

April 3, 2017 - 4:15am
Columbia University

Democracy and Kleptocracy in Today’s Cambodia

April 4, 2017 - 2:00pm
NYU Wagner

Is Malaysia Falling Apart? A Pre-election Stocktaking

April 6, 2017 - 5:00pm
Columbia University

Assessing the Jokowi Administration at the Halfway Mark

April 7, 2017 - 12:00pm
Columbia University

The Orchid Show: Thailand

April 9, 2017 - 12:00pm
The New York Botanical Garden

European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS) Book Prize

April 15, 2017 - 12:00pm
European Association for Southeast Asian Studies

New & Noteworthy

The New Yorker
The Murder of an Honorable Lawyer in Myanmar

The Murder of an Honorable Lawyer in Myanmar

On January 29th, Ko Ni, sixty-three years old, was assassinated at the airport in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city. He had just returned from a democracy conference in Indonesia and was waiting for a taxi curbside, while holding his young grandson, when a gunman in sandals sauntered up and pumped a bullet into Ko Ni’s head at close range. Nay Win, a taxi driver who tried to chase down the assassin, was also shot to death.

Asia and The Pacific Policy Society
A great place to have a war

A great place to have a war

On the new Policy Forum Pod, Josh Kurlantzick discusses his new book on the CIA’s secret war in Laos, and how the legacy of the conflict still echoes through US foreign policy today.

Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict
Mothers to Bombers: The Evolution of Indonesian Women Extremists

Mothers to Bombers: The Evolution of Indonesian Women Extremists

The Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict's latest report focuses on the evolution of the role of women in Indonesian extremist organizations. The report  follows the December 2016 arrest of two Indonesian women as would-be suicide bombers and examines  how their desire for action coincided with the decision of ISIS leaders in Syria that in emergency conditions, women could be tactically deployed in jihad operations.

Asean Studies Program
Unholy Alliance: Ultra-Conservatism and Political Pragmatism in Indonesia

Unholy Alliance: Ultra-Conservatism and Political Pragmatism in Indonesia

Luthfi Assyaukanie, a researcher and scholar of Islam and politics, offers his view of how hard-line Islamists have been able to capture the national stage. 

New Mandala
Justice by Numbers

Justice by numbers

Sana Jaffrey explores why vigilantism is on the rise in Indonesia and how the massive anti-Ahok street mobilizations in Jakarta fit into this trend. 

Nikkei Asian Review
Rakhine conflict changes Myanmar's game

Rakhine conflict changes Myanmar's game

Gwen Robinson explain how the international outcry over the escalating military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims puts fresh pressure on Myanmar's de facto leader and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. 
 

Dr. Marcus Mietzner - NYSEAN Interviews

We sat down with Dr. Marcus Mietzner after his talk at NYU Wagner to discuss the future of Jokowi's presidency and the recent political developments in Indonesia

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NYSEAN Voices

Carnegie Council Presents New "Trump in Asia" Podcast Series

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New Books Network Podcasts on Southeast Asia

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Indonesia's Growing Islamist Populism

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Human Rights and Duterte’s War on Drugs

The Philippine president sees drug dealing and addiction as “major obstacles to the Philippines’ economic and social progress,” says John Gershman Read more

Asian Views on America’s Role in Asia at Columbia University

Watch the full video of the panel discussion here Read more

China, Japan, and America: Three Tigers on One Mountain?

Carnegie Council's Devin Stewart talks with Richard McGregor, a journalist and author specializing in East Asia. He is working on a new book that... Read more

The Saudis Are Coming

In 1980, Saudi Arabia started an all­ expenses-­paid university in Jakarta. The Institute for the Study of Islam and Arabic (LIPIA)... Read more

Pluralism and Diversity: Best Practices from Singapore and Southeast Asia

Representative Zafar and Minister Zulkifli discussed current trends in the regional-level approaches to cultivating mutual respect in diverse... Read more

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