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New & Noteworthy

Nikkei Asian Review
Why Aung San Suu Kyi remains unbowed

Why Aung San Suu Kyi remains unbowed

Gwen Robinson of the Nikkei Asian Review interviews Aung San Suu Kyi on the international outcry on the military crackdown on the Rohingya in Rakhine State. She is unbowed. 

Nikkei Asian Review
Myths and realities behind the Rakhine crisis

Myths and realities behind the Rakhine crisis

Gwen Robinson explores the myths and realities behind the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, especially for Aung San Suu Kyi, who has little power over the military.

Brookings
No Simple Solution to the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar

No Simple Solution to the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar

"The world has no effective mechanisms for solving these problems. The best it seems able to do is to provide token amounts of humanitarian assistance to the innocent victims of these conflicts," writes Lex Rieffel. 

The New York Times
Indonesia, Long on Sidelines, Starts to Confront China’s Territorial Claims

Indonesia, Long on Sidelines, Starts to Confront China’s Territorial Claims

When Indonesia recently — and quite publicly — renamed the northernmost waters of its exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea despite China’s claims to the area, Beijing quickly dismissed the move as “meaningless.”

It is proving to be anything but.

The Washington Post
It's not just Burma: Human rights are under attack across Southeast Asia, advocates say

It's not just Burma: Human rights are under attack across Southeast Asia, advocates say

The latest round of persecution in Burma, 

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. 

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NYSEAN Voices

Resisting Impunity

Indonesia at Melbourne: Talking Indonesia Podcast - resisting impunity

More than 50 years on from the 1965-66 mass killings and 20 years after the fall of the New Order authoritarian government, how is Indonesia facing up to this violent past? How does this past impact on the present? What is being done to resist enduring impunity in democratic Indonesia?

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Sidney Jones

Sidney Jones in The New York Times: How ISIS Has Changed Terrorism in Indonesia

Sidney Jones, director of NYSEAN partner the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict in Jakarta, writes that the series of terrorist attacks in Indonesia can tell us about the way supporters of the Islamic State are responding to the group's recent defeats in the Middle East.

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ABC Australia - Indonesian police said Dita Oepriarto (L), Puji Kuswati (R) and their four children were behind the attacks.

Terrorism analyst Nava Nuraniyah and Professor Margaret Scott interviewed in ABC Radio's 'Mothers to Bombers: the Underrated Threat of Indonesian Women Extremists'

In the wake of the family suicide bombings in Surabaya, a leading analyst warns that Indonesia urgently needs to track and understand dozens of women who were deported back to Indonesia after failed attempts to reach Syria.

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20 years after Soeharto

Indonesia at Melbourne: Talking Indonesia Podcast - 20 years after Soeharto

Indonesia at Melbourne's Talking Indonesia podcast features a discussion on the nature of Indonesian democracy and the trajectory of political reform, 20 years after the fall of Soeharto. Podcast host Dr. Dave McRae and Usman Hamid, Director of Amnesty International Indonesia, investigate the key achievements of the reform movement, the obstacles to further reform, and consider what lies ahead for Indonesia over the next 10 years. 

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Professor John Gershman on Carnegie Council Podcast

Listen to New York Southeast Asia Network co-founder Professor John Gershman on the Carnegie Council's podcast episode.

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Professor Duncan McCargo featured on Bloomberg TV

Watch New York Southeast Asia Network's co-founder, Professor Duncan McCargo, discuss Mahatir Mohamad's electoral victory on Bloomberg TV

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Ward Keeler on New Books Network Podcast

Ward Keeler joins New Book in Southeast Asian Studies to discuss The Immortals: Faces of the Incredible in Buddhist Burma.

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Talking Indonesia: Blasphemy

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