Upcoming Events

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

CALL FOR PAPERS: Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia

January 19, 2018 - 12:00pm
UC Berkeley-UCLA Southeast Asian Studies Conference

New & Noteworthy

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.

USIP Philippines Peace Agreements Collection Table of Contents

Toward Peace in the Southern Philippines: A Summary and Assessment of the USIP Philippine Facilitation Project, 2003-2007

GRP-MNLF Statement of Understanding

The Tripoli Agreement

Jeddah Accord

Interim GRP-MNLF Ceasefire Agreement

Conflict and Compromise in the Southern Philippines: The Case of Moro Identity

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NYSEAN Voices

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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Prof. Duncan McCargo talks about the changes in the behavior of politicians who are likely to win polls

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Local poll leaves Hun Sen looking vulnerable in 2018 election

Cambodia's ruling party needs to woo disenchanted voters to retain hold on powe

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