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  • Baliboby Jill Jolliffe

    Scribe Publications 2009; US$ 21.99

    In October 1975, during the decolonisation of Portuguese Timor, five young television reporters travelled from Australia to report on the brewing unrest in the region. It was a journey that would be their last: Greg Shackleton, Gary Cunningham, and Tony Stewart of Channel Seven, and Brian Peters and Malcolm Rennie of Channel Nine, were killed by the... more...

  • Orientalism and Conspiracyby Arndt Graf; Paul Ludwig; Schirin Fathi

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 45.00

    The relationship between Islam and the West has frequently been subject to misunderstanding and mistrust and recent events in the international arena have only deepened this perceived divide, culturally and politically. The West often views the Islamic world - and the Islamic world the West - through a prism of mutual suspicion. In such conditions... more...

  • A Brief History of the Middle Eastby Christopher Catherwood

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 16.03

    Western civilization began in the Middle East: Judaism and Christianity, as well as Islam, were born there. For over a millennium, the Islamic empires were ahead of the West in learning, technology and medicine, and were militarily far more powerful. It took another three hundred centuries for the West to catch up, and overtake, the Middle East.Why... more...

  • Governance in Indonesiaby Hadi Soesastro; Anthony L Smith; Han Mui Ling

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2002; US$ 37.90

    When Megawati Soekarnoputri became the President of Indonesia in July 2001, there were strong expectations. But so far, fundamental economic and political reforms have yet to be undertaken. The deadly Bali bombings on 12 October 2002 presented a wake-up call for the Megawati government. Terrorism on an international scale had now hit home. Now, more... more...

  • Singapore-Malaysia Relations under Abdullah Badawiby Saw Swee-Hock; K Kesavapany

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2006; US$ 32.90

    This book, a project of the ISEAS Malaysia Study Programme, documents the series of important events that have contributed to the warmer relations presently enjoyed by Singapore and Malaysia under Abdullah Badawi. The eight chapters cover background, solving bilateral ties, intensifying official visits, developing people-to-people contacts, deepening... more...

  • Expressing Islamby Greg Fealy; Sally White

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2008; US$ 64.90

    As the forces of globalisation and modernisation buffet Islam and other world religions, Indonesia’s 200 million Muslims are expressing their faith in ever more complex ways. Celebrity television preachers, internet fatwa services, mass religious rallies in soccer stadiums, glossy jihadist magazines, Islamic medical treatments, alms giving via... more...

  • Indonesia: Towards Democracyby Taufik Abdullah

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 74.90

    This book traces the beginning of the process of nation-formation, the struggle for independence, the hopeful beginning of the new nation-state of Indonesia only to be followed by hard and difficult ways to remain true to the ideals of independence. In the process Indonesia with its sprawling archipelago and its multi-ethnic and multi-religious nation... more...

  • Singaporeby Edwin Lee Siew Cheng

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2008; US$ 74.90

    This book deals with Singapore's transition from a British Crown Colony to a state in the Federation of Malaysia, and expulsion from the Federation to become a separate independent nation. For the leaders of Singapore's PAP Government, Malaysia was a traumatic experience. Yet, but for it, they might never have found the resolve and the secret... more...

  • Looking East to Look Westby Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Penguin India 2009; US$ 37.90

    When P.V. Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh launched India’s "Look East" policy, it was only the first stage of the strategy to foster economic and security cooperation with the United States. But "Looking East" became an end in itself, and Singapore a valid destination, largely because of Lee Kuan Yew. He had been trying since... more...

  • Lim Kim Sanby Asad-ul Iqbal Latif

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 59.90

    Lim Kim San's name is linked inextricably to Singapore's public housing. This is entirely appropriate because he played a crucial role in the success of the Housing Board, which transformed both the country’s physical landscape and gave Singaporeans a tangible stake in the future of their young nation. However, important though Lim's... more...