Call for abstracts - The 1st Asia Regional Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy
Call for Papers: Disinformation and Elections In East And Southeast Asia: Digital Futures And Fragile Democracies
The Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture: "Out of Place: Refugees, Immigrants, and Storytelling" with author Viet Thanh Nguyen
Infrastructure as Asset or Public Good: Who Gives a Dam? Financing Development and Development Finance Along the Mekong and Ayeyarwaddy
Call for Papers: Monash Herb Feith Centre Conference 2019: ‘Chinese Indonesians: Identities and Histories'
New & Noteworthy
The Fourth Quarter 2015 Social Weather Survey findings on satisfaction with democracy and preference for democracy are in.
The lack of laws and structures to strengthen human rights contribute to the 'climate of impunity' in the Philippines, says Amnesty International.
An article from the Jakarta Post on Human Right Watch (HRW)'s call for the US government to reveal the truth about the 1965 massacre. Human Rights Watch has said an apology over the atrocities of 1965 would be futile unless the whole truth was revealed.
The International NGO said the government should be held accountable for its actions related to the killings of people who were considered associated with communism, including for what is hidden in secret files held by the US government.
A collection of images of recent protests on the anniversary of the 30th anniversary of the EDSA uprising.
THE third party group monitoring the peace process in Mindanao has pressed the Philippine government to have an alternative plan to further its peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), amid the likely possibility that the proposed law on the Bangsamoro Region will not be passed under the current administration.
How old were the 2016 presidential candidates in 1986, and what were they up to then?
Visiting Burma again in July 2015, I became quite fascinated by people’s faces. I made several trips to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon at different times of day, taking nearly five hundred portraits and candid pictures. These are the best of them. A confession: my favorite subjects, the young woman and child, were actually photographed at the World Peace Pagoda in Naypyitaw, a replica of Shwedagon.
A recent article in the New York Times discusses recent shifts in U.S.-Philippines security relations. Fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks, the U.S.-Philippines relationship has moved more explicitly to containing China and less focused on counter-terrorism. Read more
After a couple of false starts since the May 2014 coup, Thailand now has a draft constitution, and Aug. 7 has been set for a referendum on adopting... Read more
The 2016 Thailand Update at Columbia was attended by around 50 people throughout the day, drawn by the line-up of expert speakers discussing different aspects of Thailand's politics, society and economy. Read more
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad became internationally known in 1997 when he blamed Wall Street and Jewish bankers for deliberately causing the Southeast Asian Financial Crisis. He viewed every drop in the Malaysian stock market and value of the Ringgit as a global conspiracy. He stridently denounced foreign intervention and meddling in Malaysia’s domestic affairs... Read more
A mid-March incident in which two armed Chinese coastguard ships forced an Indonesian patrol boat to release a Chinese fishing trawler it was towing to land after catching it fishing illegally within its Natuna Island EEZ may turn out to be a pivotal juncture in Indonesia’s policy toward the South China Sea issue. Read more