NYSEAN Co-Founder Duncan McCargo reports on the closing of Bangkok's military-affiliated Royal Turf Club after 102 years of racing.
On August 3, the foreign ministers of the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and their Chinese counterpart announced agreement on a Single Draft South China Sea Code of Conduct Negotiating Text (SDNT) that will serve as the basis for the adoption of a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea.
Cambodians went to the polls last weekend, but it was a sham of an election, dominated by Hun Sen, the country’s aging autocrat. With the opposition party banned and soldiers at polling booths to ensure the outcome went only one way, no credible organization signed off on the election’s validity—but quite a few fake organizations did.
NYSEAN Member Chelsea Garbell writes in The Diplomat on the curious case of the Washington State legislators serving as shadow election monitors for Cambodia's sham elections.
NYSEAN Partner Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict released "Managing Indonesia's Pro-ISIS Deportees", a report on the complex problem of how to monitor and integrate pro-ISIS deportees.
Ahead of a nominal general election scheduled in Cambodia for the end of July 2018, Michael Sullivan, author of Cambodia Votes: Democracy, Authority and International Support for Elections 1993–2013 (NIAS Press, 2016), joins New Books in Southeast Asian Studies to make a case for elections there, however fraught, as a site of authentic struggle.
NYSEAN's co-founder Professor Duncan McCargo was quoted in a New Arab article titled "After Middle East failure, is Thailand the next 'caliphate' for the Islamic State group?"