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Kongkea Chhoeun of the Australian National University discusses democracy, the media, and civil society in Cambodia.
" 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
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s murderous “war on drugs” may now be claiming victims beyond his country’s borders: suspected drug dealers in Indonesia.
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.
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.Read more
Jemma Purdey discusses ethnic Chinese Indonesians with Dr. Hew Wai Weng, a fellow in the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, UKM.Read more
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.Read more
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."Read more
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.Read more
The prohibition of pornography is a controversial in Indonesia, attracting the attention of Islamic conservatives and activists.Read more
NYSEAN Co-Founder Duncan McCargo was recently quoted in this piece discussing the future of democratic elections in Thailand.Read more