Category: Southeast Asia

Cambodia, Myanmar, Southeast Asia

A Brief Glimpse at Norodom Sihanouk’s and U Nu’s (Non) Cooperation with Former Enemies

BY

2 March 1962 and 18 March 1970 are important dates in Burma’s and Cambodia’s political history respectively. On 2 March 1962 General Ne Win, in a military coup, overthrew the democratically elected government of U Nu and the rest as they say is ‘history’. General Ne Win’s coup has (in a certain sense) been celebrated […]

ASAA prizes, Indonesia, Southeast Asia

Countering violent extremism in Indonesia – ASAA prize winner

BY

Dr Ian Chalmers was awarded the 2017 Wang Gungwu Prize for the best article in Asian Studies Review. You can read the full article for free, and here he gives us an inside account of his research. Please tell us a little about your research and this article.  What is the problem that it explores […]

Southeast Asia

ASEAN: 50 years of peace and prosperity with tough challenges ahead

BY

Regional stability and economic prosperity are hallmarks of the ASEAN way, but on its fiftieth anniversary the association faces a demanding security environment that will surely test it, writes Sue Thompson Fifty years ago, when formal regional cooperation in Southeast Asia began, it was clear that non-interference had unanimous support.  In its inaugural declaration of […]

Southeast Asia

A hands-on learning experience

BY

Interdisciplinary field schools to Southeast Asia help Australian students see the region as part of their future, writes THUSHARA DIBLEY. Housing in Singapore, transport in Jakarta, food security in Timor-Leste—these are just some of the real-world problems that students from the University of Sydney are grappling with as part of their studies. Through short-term interdisciplinary […]