There is no consensus as to what outsiders can or should do in response to the dire situation inside Burma (Myanmar). At least that was the impression left by a vigorous discussion at a standing-room-only event convened by SEAF on October 18, 2007 on "Burma's Crisis: What Should Outsiders Do?"
Director of the Southeast Asia Forum at Shorenstein APARC and SEALNet faculty adviser Don Emmerson kicked off SEALNet's end of year dinner by congratulating the students on their accomplishments and their future plans to expand its social service projects in to five Southeast Asian countries this summer.
"APEC's uniquely trans-Pacific character is an important political reason for U.S. to strengthen the group," says Shorenstein APARC's Southeast Asia Forum's, Donald Emmerson in an article by the Washington Observer Weekly.
Shorenstein APARC's Donald Emmerson responds to accusations made by Fox News and Insight Magazine "that Obama was influenced by a radical Islamist agenda" when he was a young schoolboy in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1967.
Anwar Ibrahim visits Freeman Spogli Institute for a public lecture co-hosted by Shorenstein APARC's Southeast Asia Forum, the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at FSI and Stanford's Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies on October 11, 2006.
A Singaporean student who had worked closely with the Shorenstein APARC's Southeast Asia Forum (SEAF), Siew Zhi Xiang Kevin, joined his fellow students in the Honors Program in International Security (2006) at a ceremony at Stanford on June 16, 2006. Kevin's honors thesis, completed in 2005, was entitled "Winning the Ideological War on Terrorism in Southeast Asia: Evaluating the Singapore Model."
In the post-9/11 world there is an urgent need for Americans to understand the Muslim world, and vice versa. Yet precisely when they should be visiting Muslim countries, Americans are kept at home by fears of terrorism, according to APARC's Donald K. Emmerson.
For the two regions hardest hit by the Asian tsunamis, international relief efforts are being complicated by more than the rising death tolls and physical devastation: They are also war zones. APARC's Donald K. Emmerson comments.
A military-backed militia notorious for killing dozens of independence supporters during East Timor's violent breakaway from Indonesia has set up a relief operation in tsunami-wrecked Aceh province, raising fears that the military may try to use the militia to sabotage a cease-fire with Acehnese separatists. Donald K. Emmerson comments.
Elections will be coming to Indonesia in a few weeks, greeted with anxiety by some and as a part of a necessary transition by others. A longtime scholar on Indonesia, APARC's %people1% recently shared his views in an interview about the country's struggle toward reform.
Indonesia needs to build a modern society. The recent report on U.S.-Indonesia relations by the U.S.-Indonesia Society, NBR, and the Asia-Pacific Research Center urged a significant effort to fund education.
President Bush's week-long swing through six Asian nations is long overdue. Despite being home to half the world's population and the globe's most dynamic economies, Asia has received scant attention from this administration.
APARC, the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), and the U.S.-Indonesia Society (USINDO) on October 16 released a report from the National Commission on U.S.-Indonesian Relations that assesses the current state of relations between the two countries. %people1% was a key member of this commission.