Upcoming Events

Last Days of the Mighty Mekong: Navigating an Unsustainable Development Pathway

January 23, 2019 - 12:00pm
Room 203, Luce Hall, Yale University

The 3rd Yale Symposium on the Impact of Chinese Overseas Investment: Greening The Belt & Road

January 25, 2019 - 12:30pm
Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511

Race to Istana 2019

January 31, 2019 (All day)
NYSEAN and NYU Wagner

Research Assistant and Research Opportunity

January 31, 2019 (All day)
Philippines

Call for applications: USINDO Summer Studies 2019

February 8, 2019 (All day)
Applications at the link

Junior Resident Fellows Program in Siem Reap, Cambodia

February 28, 2019 (All day)
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Khmer Language and Culture Study Program Summer, Cambodia

February 28, 2019 (All day)
Cambodia

PhD Scholarship, Southeast Asian Politics, Griffith University

February 28, 2019 - 5:00pm
Griffith University, Australia

New & Noteworthy

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

Jeddah Accord

Interim GRP-MNLF Ceasefire Agreement

Conflict and Compromise in the Southern Philippines: The Case of Moro Identity

Implementing Guidelines on the Security Aspect of the GRP-MILF Tripoli Agreement of Peace of 2001

General Framework of Agreement of Intent Between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)

1997 Agreement by the Government of the Philippines and the MILF

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NYSEAN Voices

Francis Wade Interviewed for Radio New Zealand

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After Ahok: The Islamist Agenda in Indonesia

The latest report from NYSEAN's parnter, the Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), examines the organizational components of the Islamist alliance that brought down the Jakarta governor in 2012.

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Professor Duncan McCargo Interviewed in The Guardian

Duncan McCargo, a professor at Columbia University and University of Leeds and a founder of the New York Southeast Asia Network, was interviewed by the Guardian on Future Forward, a new political party in Thailand. 

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Liberalism in the Philippines with Lisandro Claudio

Lisandro Claudio, Associate Professor of Political Science at Ateneo De Manila University, joins the Carnegie Councils Devin T. Stewart to discuss the history of liberalism in the Philippines.

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Normalizing Intolerance in Indonesia, with Sandra Hamid

Sandra Hamid, the Asia Foundation's Country Representative to Indonesia, joins the Carnegie Council’s Devin T. Stewart to discuss the normalizing of political and religious tolerance in daily life in the Philippines. 

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Behind the Facade: Election Under Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia

Since the 1990s, vast sums of money and time have been invested in training and resources to hold elections around the world, including in parts of Southeast Asia. The conventional wisdom is that elections either enable or consolidate democracy. Where they do not have either of these effects, the reasoning goes, it’s because the design of elections is not yet right, or conditions in which they have been held are not yet sufficiently matured as to make democracy possible. 

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Talking Indonesia: A New Criminal Code

What deficits in criminal law is the draft revised criminal code seeking to address and how have controversial regressive articles emerged? What will the implications be for Indonesian democracy if the current draft passes? Dr Dave McRae discusses these issues and more with Anugerah Rizki Akbari in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

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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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