Southeast Asia

Supporting democratic values and institutions in Southeast Asia

DFAT has doubled the funding on a wide-ranging research project by PSC to explore how domestic political concerns in Southeast Asian countries are impacting the stability of the rules-based order in the region, and what Australia can do to assist.

Shedding light on the Vietnamese LGBTIQ+ movement

As a recipient of the Ben and Melinda Tria Kerkvliet Southeast Asia Research Award, Huyen Truong has been able to further her research into the LGBTIQ+ community in Vietnam.

A truly Indo-Pacific Endeavour

SDSC scholars were invited to join the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 (IPE19) deployment to engage in practical learning opportunities.

ASEAN must provide vision: former Indonesian foreign minister

Former Indonesian foreign minister Dr Marty Natalegawa has challenged the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) to provide leadership and vision or risk regressing at the Australian launch of his new book.

Bringing serious authors and serious topics on Southeast Asia to the public

Taking research to the masses, Dr Nick Cheesman hosts a monthly podcast on Southeast Asian studies as part of the New Books Network. http://newbooksnetwork.com/category/southeast-asian-studies/

Understanding the Local: Good governance and Southeast Asia

Awarded funding for a massive new research project across Southeast Asia, Edward Aspinall and Paul Hutchcroft put local government under the microscope.

Trump and strategic change in Asia

Dr William Tow argues that President Trump’s ‘America first’ posture does not necessarily mean ‘Asia last’

King Vajiralongkorn and the new political landscape

King Vajiralongkorn was crowned on 1 December 2016, although the official ceremony was not until 4 May 2019 (note that the official coronation was a three-day celebration from 4-6 May 2019). During this interval, Vajiralongkorn made known of his political ambition. For example, he intervened in the constitutional drafting process, requesting provisions related to the monarchy be amended. He restructured the Privy Council, removing some old councillors and filled the positions with military men. He also reformed the Crown Property Bureau (CPB).

Democracy at a Crossroads in Southeast Asia: Great Power Rivalry Meets Domestic Governance

Jonathan Stromseth and Hunter Marston, ‘Democracy at a Crossroads in Southeast Asia: Great Power Rivalry Meets Domestic Governance’, Policy Brief, Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, February 20

The US-China Cold War is a Myth

The 20th century’s great standoff doesn’t explain the emerging dynamic between Washington and Beijing, argues PhD Candidate Hunter Marston

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