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Asian Research Center for International Development (ARCID)

July 5, 2018 - 12:00pm
Mae Fah Luang University

Council on Thai Studies (COTS): Call for Presentation Proposals

August 1, 2018 - 12:00pm
Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), University of Wisconsin-Madison

From Possibilities to Vision and Action: Preparing Viet Nam for Its Next Phase of Growth

August 9, 2018 - 8:00am to August 10, 2018 - 8:00am
Da Nang University, Da Nang, Viet Nam

New & Noteworthy

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.

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

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NYSEAN Voices

Podcast: Motorcycle Taxi Drivers, Mobility and Politics in Bangkok

Owners of the Map not only confronts the specific realities of ordinary Thais resisting military authoritarianism, but also the question of how modes of circulation can become sites of collective action, particularly for precarious workers, in the neoliberal moment.

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Talking Indonesia: Being Chinese and Muslim

Jemma Purdey discusses ethnic Chinese Indonesians with Dr. Hew Wai Weng, a fellow in the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, UKM.

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Talking Indonesia: Urban Youth

Even though more than half of Indonesia’s population is under the age of 30, little research has been done into the attitudes of the country’s youth.

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Professor Duncan McCargo Quoted in South China Morning Post

NYSEAN's co-founder Professor Duncan McCargo was quoted in a South China Morning Post article titled "In Hong Kong and Singapore, Thaksin Shinawatra Prepares His Party For Elections in Thailand."

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Duncan McCargo Publishes the Article “Thailand in 2017: Politics on Hold” in Asian Survey

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Lien-Hang Nguyen Discusses the Legacy of the 1968 Tet Offensive

Lien-Hang Nguyen, the Dorothy Borg Associate Professor in the History of the United States and East Asia at Columbia University, discusses the global impact of the 1968 Tet battles.

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Talking Indonesia: Pornography

The prohibition of pornography is a controversial in Indonesia, attracting the attention of Islamic conservatives and activists.

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Is time up for Thailand's junta after Watchgate scandal?

NYSEAN Co-Founder Duncan McCargo was recently quoted in this piece discussing the future of democratic elections in Thailand.

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