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 "Indonesia"

Draconian laws’ false sense of security

Published on Apr 15, 2015 on Rappler.com with Zachary Abuza With more than 200 Southeast Asians confirmed to have traveled to Iraq and Syria to join ISIS, and with estimates of up to 500, including family, governments across the region are considering enacting a slew of new counter-terrorism measures. These are both ineffective and counter-productive...

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The Corrupt Rot Inside: Moving Beyond Legalities

From Freedom House The 2010 edition of Freedom House’s Crossroads analysis covered three important countries in maritime Southeast Asia –Indonesia, East Timor, and Malaysia. All three countries experienced modest gains in public accountability and civil liberties during the period of review, but the reports collectively point to the endemic problem facing democracy in Asia – corruption. Despite the efforts of...

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