Asia Publications, June 2011

5 07 2011

A list of Asia publications that were highlighted in the June issue of the Democracy Resource Center Bulletin.

Burma’s New Challenges
http://csis.org/publication/pacnet-32-burmas-new-challenges
The political situation in Burma is often understood in terms of conflict between pro-democracy forces (Aung San Suu Kyi and allies) and the military government. This is problematic for two reasons… Source: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)

Pakistan-U.S. Relations: A Summary
http://bit.ly/kVwgPq
This CRS report summarizes important recent developments in Pakistan and in Pakistan-U.S. relations. These include high-profile political assassinations in early 2011; the Raymond Davis affair involving a CIA operative accused of murder in the city of Lahore; and the May killing of Osama bin Laden in the city of Abbottabad, among others. Source: Congressional Research Service

Understanding Electoral Violence in Asia
http://bit.ly/lDtbf4
This report investigates electoral violence in Asia through analyses of case studies commissioned by UNDP for seven countries in South and South-East Asia: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand. Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Inclusion of a publication does not imply ownership or endorsement by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED); rather, these are publications that the Democracy Resource Center believes would be of interest to NED staff and others interested in democracy promotion.





Asia Publications, May 2011

1 06 2011

A list of recent reports on Asia that were highlighted in the May issue of the Democracy Resource Center Bulletin.

The Arab Spring and Democratization in China
http://www.eai.or.kr/data/bbs/eng_report/2011052615492261.pdf
The question of whether a “Jasmine Revolution” would occur in China has drawn the attention of foreign and domestic observers as well as raised the concern of the Chinese government. Source: East Asia Institute

Civil Society Index: Philippines
http://bit.ly/mzWTD0The Philippines civil society is seen as one of the most vibrant and active in Asia with its deep and expansive root in society as shown by the high level of participation. Despite these positives, CSOs report that their work is hampered by low levels of trust in Filipino society, including lack of trust in CSOs. Source: CIVICUS

Inclusion of a publication does not imply ownership or endorsement by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED); rather, these are publications that the Democracy Resource Center believes would be of interest to NED staff and others interested in democracy promotion.