Bridget Welsh is Associate Professor at John Cabot University, a Senior Research Associate at NTU, a Senior Associate Fellow THC and a University Fellow of CDU. She analyzes Southeast Asian politics, especially Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Indonesia. She is committed to engagement, fostering mutual understanding and empowerment.
Posts tagged "America"
Ten Years Later after 9-11: Need to Move On

Ten Years Later after 9-11: Need to Move On

Most Americans remember where they were on September 11th, 2001. I recall the day vividly. I had recently moved from New York City to Washington DC to teach at Johns Hopkins University – SAIS. I was teaching Malaysian politics when the first attack occurred. During the class break, I told the class that a plane...

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America Divided – Part 2

Another feature that was reinforced during my trip to the US was America’s continued political polarization. The Obama administration has not brought people together, and in the process lost much of the support it received in the historic 2008 polls. The Democratic Party is heading for a serious drumming in the upcoming congressional elections in...

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America Divided – Part I

This month I returned to Washington DC to attend a gender workshop at the American Political Science Association (excellent learning session!). The trip provided an opportunity for me to assess developments in the American political landscape. My next two blogs will focus on my observations. I was particularly dismayed by the increased anti-Muslim sentiment in...

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