New & Noteworthy
Eve Warburton and Edward Aspinall, both at the Australian National University, explore the reasons why there is risk of democratic regression in Indonesia.
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.
Survey data shows no evidence of a link between piety and intolerance, let alone violence.
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.
Nina Hachigian, former US ambassador to ASEAN, discusses the significance of fifty years of ASEAN and the future of US-ASEAN policy.
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.
Andreas Harsono of Human Rights Watch discusses the significance of the release of political prisoners in Indonesia.
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.
Sheila Coronel, a professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, explores whether priests in the Philippines are Duterte's fiercest foes.
For the 50th anniversary of the founding of ASEAN, the Transpacific Literary Project presents poems by writers across Southeast AsiaRead more
Duterte created a human rights calamity, says Phelim Kine of HRWRead more
Human rights lawyer Sophorn Sek discusses Cambodia's governanceRead more
Devin Stewart and Maureen Aung-Thwin discuss Burma's transition to democracy.Read more
Development of Asian 'strongman' image could help discredited regime in comeback effortsRead more
Sverre Molland discusses the ethnography of traffickers and anti-traffickers.Read more
Cambodia's ruling party needs to woo disenchanted voters to retain hold on poweRead more