Southeast Asia Program

Southeast Asia Program

Southeast Asia Program

Australia is part of Southeast Asia and has an interest in the security and prosperity of its neighbours. The Perth USAsia Centre seeks to enhance relations and facilitate the development of sound policy towards Southeast Asia.
Philippines: Shifting Tides in the Sulu-Celebes Sea -

Philippines: Shifting Tides in the Sulu-Celebes Sea

The Philippine militants, the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), have emerged as the predominant actors operating within the Sulu-Celebes Sea, in which they had successfully kidnapped more than 50 sailors and generated roughly US $7.3 million dollars in hostage revenue in the past year alone. In response, the littoral states of the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia have revitalised trilateral diplomatic efforts to strengthen a regional comprehensive framework to counter maritime piracy and kidnapping, however, there remains a failure to address many of the fundamental challenges that has so far resulted in a failure to shift the tides of the reality on the ground.

DOWNLOAD >

Richard Heydarian on President Duterte and the future of ASEAN and South China Sea

In this video interview, Richard Heydarian sits down with the Perth USAsia Centre to discuss Philippines firebrand President, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, populism within the Philippines, the future of the War on Drugs, ASEAN and the South China Sea.

Watch

professor richard heydarian - the rise of duterte: a populist revolt against elite democracy

Professor Richard Foronda Heydarian​ explores the context of his recently published book, 'The Rise of Duterte: A Populist Revolt Against Elite Democracy'. In this four-part video series, Professor Heydarian discusses the tragedy of the political culture in the Philippines and how this led to the inevitable rise of President Rodrigo Duterte.

[Part 1/4] The Rise of Duterte: A Populist Revolt Against Elite Democracy

Professor Richard Foronda Heydarian​ explores the context of his recently published book, 'The Rise of Duterte: A Populist Revolt Against Elite Democracy'. In this four-part video series, Professor Heydarian discusses the tragedy of the political culture in the Philippines and how this led to the inevitable rise of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Watch

continue watching the RISE OF DUTERTE

Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • 08 Jul, 2020
    South-East Asia

    Role of the US Lower Mekong Initiative in the Mekong Region

    By Dr Chu Minh Thao
    read
  • 02 Jul, 2020
    South-East Asia

    CEO Professor Gordon Flake interviews Dr Lynn Kuok

    By Professor Gordon Flake
    watch
  • 28 Aug, 2019
    South-East Asia

    Submissions to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties regarding IA-CEPA

    By Dr. Jeffrey Wilson and Kyle Springer
    read
  • 04 Jul, 2019
    Indo-Pacific

    Building Bridges: Navigating Indonesia's Infrastructure Choices

    By Kyle Springer
    read
  • 12 Sep, 2018
    South-East Asia

    Expanding Horizons: Indonesia's Regional Engagement in the Indo-Pacific Era

    By Faris Al-Fadhat, Matthew Busch, Poppy S. Winanti et al.,
    read
  • 28 May, 2018
    South-East Asia

    Understanding Vietnam

    By Kyle Springer and Dr Huong Le Thu
    listen
view all RESOURCES >