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  • McGilvray, Dennis B.; Raheem, Mirak (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2007)
    The Sri Lankan ethnic conflict is often regarded as a two-way contest between the Sinhala majority and the Tamil minority, ignoring the interests and concerns of the island's 8 percent Muslim (or "Moorish") minority. ...
  • Liow, Joseph Chin Yong (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2006)
    This study analyzes the ongoing conflicts in southern Thailand and southern Philippines between indigenous Muslim minorities and their respective central governments. In particular, it investigates and interrogates the ...
  • Ernst, Dieter (Honolulu : East-West Center / Singapore : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2009)
    Debates about globalization are focused on offshore outsourcing of manufacturing and services. This approach, however, neglects an important change in the geography of knowledge--the emergence of global innovation networks ...
  • Boyd, J. Patrick; Samuels, Richard J. (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2005)
    Japan is a vibrant democracy, but its citizens have never been given, nor have they ever taken, full responsibility for authoring their own constitution—until now, that is. By the late 1990s, public opinion had shifted. A ...
  • Chauvel, Richard; Bhakti, Ikrar Nusa (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2004)
    "Without Irian Jaya [Papua], Indonesia is not complete to become the national territory of the Unitary Republic of Indonesia." In recalling this statement of President Sukarno, her father, Megawati Sukarnoputri gave voice ...
  • Kawai, Masahiro; Wignaraja, Ganeshan (Honolulu : East-West Center, 2013)
    This monograph addresses Asia's rise in global free trade agreement (FTA) activity. This has sparked concerns about the erosion of the World Trade Organization (WTO) trading system and the Asian "noodle bowl" (multiple and ...
  • Rajagopalan, Swarna (Washington D.C.: East-West Center in Washington, 2008)
    This monograph examines the effectiveness and sustainability of peace accords in Northeast India. A comparative examination of thirteen accords signed in the region between 1949 and 2005 finds that only one--the Mizo Accord ...
  • McGibbon, Rodd (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2004)
    This study examines the ways in which large-scale migration and rapid economic change have resulted in separatist and ethnic conflict in Papua. Through a wide-ranging historical overview, this study outlines Papua's ...
  • Mietzner, Marcus (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2006)
    This study discusses the process of military reform in Indonesia after the fall of Suharto's New Order regime in 1998. The extent of Indonesia's progress in this area has been the subject of heated debate, both in Indonesia ...
  • Baruah, Sanjib (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2007)
    A number of armed conflicts smolder in India's Northeastern border region. For instance, the Naga rebellion, which began in the 1950s, is one of the world's oldest unresolved armed conflicts. With its controversial human ...
  • McGibbon, Rodd (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2004)
    This study examines the drafting and implementing of special autonomy laws for Aceh and Papua as part of the Indonesian government's broader response to secessionist challenges in both provinces. The background to the ...
  • Sukma, Rizal (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2004)
    Since Indonesia's independence in August 1945, the province of Aceh on the northern tip of Sumatra island has often been described as a center of resistance against the central government in Jakarta. The first uprising the ...
  • Tang, Wenfang; He, Gaochao (Honolulu, HI: East-West Center, 2010)
    Beijing has faced the challenge of granting autonomy to ethnic minorities but maintaining their loyalty to the Chinese state. This paper tackles complex issues of ethnic identity and nationalism among the most politically ...
  • DeVotta, Neil (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2007)
    This study argues that political Buddhism and Sinhalese Buddhist nationalism have contributed to a nationalist ideology that has been used to expand and perpetuate Sinhalese Buddhist supremacy within a unitary Sri Lankan ...
  • Rabgey, Tashi; Sharlho, Tseten Wangchuk (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2004)
    This paper analyzes the dialogue process in the Sino-Tibetan dispute, examining the relationship between Beijing and the Dalai Lama from their initial engagement in the early post-Mao years through the protracted stalemate ...
  • Chasie, Charles; Hazarika, Sanjoy (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2009)
    In the first decade after declaring independence in 1947, the Indian state faced numerous challenges to its very existence and legitimacy. These ranged from a war with Pakistan over the state of Jammu and Kashmir immediately ...
  • Rigger, Shelley (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2006)
    There is a widespread perception among Taiwan-watchers that the rising proportion of islanders who identify themselves as Taiwanese is driving increased enthusiasm for an independent Taiwan and flagging interest in political ...
  • Sperling, Elliot (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2004)
    This paper is a guide to the historical arguments made by the primary parties to the Tibet-China conflict. Given the polarization that has characterized this issue for decades, it is surprising that little has been done ...
  • Millward, James A. (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2004)
    Xinjiang is an arid region three times the size of France in the northwestern corner of the People's Republic of China, bordering on Mongolia, Russia, and several Central Asian countries. Just over half of the region's ...
  • Dwyer, Arienne M. (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2005)
    This study explores Chinese language policy and language use in Inner Asia, as well as the relation of language policy to the politics of Uyghur identity. Language is central to ethnic identity, and official language ...
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