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How Foreign Assistance Undermines Democracy: Aid Dependence in Cambodia

November 26, 2012

The more a country depends on aid, the more distorted are its incentives to manage its own development in sustainably beneficial ways.

Colonialism, Collaboration, and Criminality: How Europe and East Asia Confront the Memory and Legacy of World War II

June 16, 2011

Even though the last of the remaining aged survivors of the Second World War who fought and suffered through its horrors are now dying out, interpretations of what happened remain politically and...

Honorable Survivor: Mao's China, McCarthy's America and the Persecution of John S. Service

September 30, 2009

Lynne Joiner, author of Honorable Survivor: Mao's China, McCarthy's America and the Persecution of John S. Service will discuss and read from her new book, available October 7, 2009.

The Failure of International Policy on Burma: History and Prospect

May 10, 2006

For nearly twenty years, an array of mainly Western governments, NGOs, and international organizations including the UN have tried to promote democracy in Burma using sanctions and diplomacy.

Changing Afghanistann: From "Highway of Conquest" to "Graveyard of Empires" and Beyond

December 14, 2001

How was it that Afghanistan, a country that was often conquered and ruled by outsiders before 1800, became seemingly impossible to conquer and rule in the 19th and 20th centuries?

Looking for Truth in the Midst of Crisis: The Cost of the Past in Indonesia

February 26, 2001

Separatism and terrorism, demonstrations and scandals, elite conflict and economic malaise ...

Burma: The Politics of Intransigence

April 21, 2000

Inside Burma, the armed forces have established a chokehold on political power unrivalled in the world.

Indonesia's Gus Dur: A Fox among Tigers

February 3, 2000

Among heads of state, Indonesia's is unique--and uniquely challenged. Aburrahman Wahid ("Gus Dur") is virtually blind and has suffered two strokes.


Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology