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Scholarly Publications

Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict

August 2011

Summary from Columbia University Press: For more than a century, from 1900 to 2006, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were more than twice as effective as their violent counterparts in achieving...

Hard Choices: Security, Democracy, and Regionalism in Southeast Asia

November 2008

Hard Choices offers a most rewarding perspective on how Southeast Asian states straddle the ongoing tensions among three rarely compatible goals—security, democracy, and regionalism.

ASEAN's ''Black Swans''

July 2008

It was meant to be a celebration not a showdown, let alone a showdown that the brutal junta in Burma (Myanmar) would win.

Other Publications

President Obama’s Asia Overdrive

November 2011

When Asia’s leaders gather in Honolulu next week for the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, Americans will get a glimpse of the Obama administration’s hyperactive Asia agenda.

Negotiation and Strategy: Understanding Sanctions Effectiveness

January 2010

Despite extensive and ongoing debate about economic sanctions, policy makers disagree about their effectiveness.

Events

Burma's Democracy: How Real?

March 6, 2014

The opening up of Myanmar (Burma) and the steps undertaken taken toward political reform in that formerly isolated dictatorship have been among Asia's most dramatic and least expected events.  But...

Health and Human Rights in Burma/Myanmar

February 6, 2014

Abstract:The peoples of Burma/Myanmar have faced military rule, human rights violations, and poor health outcomes for decades.

Indonesia Is No Model for Muslim Democracy

March 5, 2013

Since the resignation of Indonesia’s authoritarian president Suharto in 1998, the country has made great strides in consolidating a democratic government.

Multimedia

Embittered Authoritarianism: Contemporary Malaysia in Comparative Perspective

January 2017

Audio and transcript (forthcoming) from the Southeast Asia Program seminar, "Embittered Authoritarianism: Contemporary Malaysia in Comparative Perspective," with Dan Slater on Feb.

Burma's Transition to Democracy: A Conversation with Larry Diamond

April 2016

On April 5, Mosbacher Director of CDDRL Francis Fukuyama held an interview with FSI Senior Fellow Larry Diamond on Burma's recent elections and it's ongoing transition to democracy.

Reforming Myanmar's Health System

March 2016

In 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) ranked Myanmar’s health system as the second-worst in the world. Its people endured short life expectancies, poor health outcomes, and the highest out-of-pocket health expenses in Southeast Asia.

People

Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution