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News From the Nordic Region

    Panel Discussion at HUMAN International Film Festival on “Ingredients for Protest”

    Ingredients for Protest In spite of the pandemic, 2020 has been a year of protest worldwide. In Asia, citizens have stood their ground in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy uprising and shaken the roots of Thailand’s monarchy. And the largest farmer protest [...]

    China-Central Asia Relations: A Reality Check

    A guest lecture by Niva Yau organised by the Asian Studies Research Seminar. As Central Asian states approach the 30th year of independence in 2021, this lecture examines the state of bilateral relations with China, a regional player of increased importance [...]

    ASIANET Seminar: Myanmar after the coup

    On 1 February, Myanmar’s military seized power after detaining the country’s civilian leadership, including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and President U Win Myint. The coup was staged on the day Parliament was scheduled to hold its first session since [...]

    The Coup and the Intricacies of Power-Sharing in Myanmar

    Open Webinar The February Coup of the Tatmadaw raises important questions about the nature of power-sharing and the future of democracy in Myanmar. Why did the Tatmadaw end a power-sharing agreement that took them two decades to install and that [...]

    Two-day conference: Thailand Update: Protests Revisited

    Please join us for a two-day conference on Monday, March 15, 2021 (from 14:00-16:15 CET) and Tuesday, March 16, 2021 (from 14:00-16:30 CET). Since the emergence of mass student-led rallies in mid-July 2019, political protest has once again become a [...]