Security has long trumped democracy as a priority for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). But the brutal dictatorship in Burma/Myanmar, political pluralism in Indonesia, and the global growth of democratic norms have led some Southeast Asians to question ASEAN's habit of turning a blind eye to domestic abuses by member states. The concept of regional security, meanwhile, is being reoriented from military threats toward new dangers to health and the environment and from state. In Hard Choices, experts grapple with key and controversial questions for Southeast Asia today and tomorrow.
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Asia/Pacific Research Center, Div of The Institute for International Studies
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Author Biography - Donald K. Emmerson
Donald K. Emmerson heads the Southeast Asia Forum in the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, USA, where he is also a senior fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and affiliated with the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. He has written and lectured widely on security and democracy in Southeast Asia with particular reference to Indonesia, ASEAN, and U.S. policy. Surin Pitsuwan is the secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, USA.