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Sigur Center Asia Report, Issue 5: Obama from a Southeast Asian Perspective Open Access

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Given President Barack Obama’s Southeast Asian ties and his visit to Asia, Amitav Acharya, in a lecture at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, discussed Southeast Asian perspectives of Obama. His analysis incorporates discussions from both official and non-official sectors of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. More specifically, Acharya examines two questions: 1. How do Southeast Asians view Obama as a person and as a president? 2. How has Obama’s election been viewed; how has it affected domestic politics in Southeast Asia?

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