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Donald K. Emmerson

Protest and repression in Burma (Myanmar): What is to be done?

News / October 22, 2007
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?"
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SEALNet students expand scope of social service to five countries in 2007

News / June 25, 2007
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.
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Islam in Indonesia, Fear in America - A Child's and a Country's Horizons

Commentary / February 1, 2007
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.
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Stanford honors student Kevin Siew examines the "Singapore Model" of counter-terrorism

News / July 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."
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APARC's Don Emmerson urges Muslim understanding in America

Commentary / July 7, 2005
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.
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A New Spirit of Bandung?

Commentary / May 10, 2005
Donald K. Emmerson reflects on the fiftieth anniversary of a landmark meeting held in Indonesia in April 1955, which became a global icon of anti-colonial solidarity.
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Worsened by war: Two hard-hit areas beset by civil strife

News / January 26, 2005
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.
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Military-backed militia sets up Aceh relief effort; critics fear Laskar group will undermine ceasefire

Commentary / January 26, 2005
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.
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Tsunami aftermath and its humanitarian challenge

Commentary / January 26, 2005
APARC's Donald K. Emmerson comments on the Southeast Asian earthquake and tsunami disaster on Public Radio International's "To the Point."
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Indonesian election: Feuding villages give the ballot a try

Commentary / July 12, 2004
Donald K. Emmerson considers the impact of Indonesia's recent election on two remote--and formerly war-torn--villages in the country's northern Malaku archipelago.
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U.S. not worried about radical Islam's pull on votes

News / April 5, 2004
Concerns in Washington that more radical Islamic parties might make big gains in Indonesia's parliamentary elections on Monday have largely dissipated. APARC's Donald K. Emmerson weighs in.
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It's Not Enough for Democracy to Succeed

Commentary / December 8, 2003
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.
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Radical vs. moderate Islam -- in Indonesia, a war rages

Commentary / December 4, 2003
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.
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National Commission on U.S.-Indonesian Relations Recommends Five-year U.S. Program Worth $1 billion

News / October 16, 2003
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.
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