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  • Aspinall, Edward; Crouch, Harold A. (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2003)
    This paper presents a preliminary analysis of the history and dynamics of Aceh's abortive peace process conducted between the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) and the Indonesian government. After surveying the origins and progress ...
  • Bovingdon, Gardner (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2004)
    This paper analyzes the sources of Uyghur discontent and ethnonational conflict in Xinjiang since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. It argues that the episodes of unrest in Xinjiang have not been ...
  • Carlson, Allen (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2004)
    This paper examines the main contours of Beijing's Tibet policy since the start of the reform era (1979 to the present). It argues that throughout this period China's position on Tibet has always been concerned with defending ...
  • Chauvel, Richard (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2004)
    Papuan nationalism is stronger today than it was in 1961, when the Morning Star flag was first raised. Its evolution as a political force is a crucial factor in any analysis of relations between the Indonesian government ...
  • Schulze, Kirsten E. (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2004)
    The province of Aceh is located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra in the Indonesian archipelago. Since 1976 it has been wracked by conflict between the Free Aceh Movement (Gerakan Aceh Merdeka; GAM), which is ...
  • Huber, Konrad (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2004)
    This paper examines the unprecedented role played by a nongovernmental organization, the Henry Dunant Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HDC), in facilitating negotiations between the Indonesian government and the armed ...
  • Gutierrez, Eric; Borras, Saturnino M. (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2004)
    The conflict in the southern Philippines is becoming increasingly complex, and untangling the knots for a greater understanding of the problem is no easy task. Yet underlying the many manifestations of a complex conflict ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rood, Steven (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2005)
    This study investigates the role of civil society in forging sustainable peace in Mindanao. It argues that civil society groups have the potential to make significant contributions to the management of the separatist ...
  • Aspinall, Edward (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2005)
    On August 15, 2005, in Helsinki, Finland, representatives of the Indonesian government and the Free Aceh Movement (Gerakan Aceh Merdeka, GAM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aiming to end the conflict in Aceh, ...
  • Lim, Merlyna (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2005)
    This study uses Indonesia as a local site for examining how the technology and nature of the Internet interact with political and cultural struggles. It also shows how the creation and assertion of identity on the Internet ...
  • Goh, Evelyn (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2005)
    Traditional friends and allies of the United States in East Asia acknowledge that a key determinant of stability in the region has been the U.S. presence and its role as a security guarantor. In the post-Cold War period, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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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