Straight Talk Southeast Asia
Straight Talk Southeast Asia is a weekly podcast series that covers politics in Southeast Asia, analysing elections, conflict, political risk, governance and human rights. Along with dissecting the political muck, Bridget Welsh engages with those shaping politics in (and the political narratives of) the region.
Are Southeast Asia’s Climate Change Policies Heating Up? In Conversation with Dr. Danny Marks
This episode looks at the issue of climate change in the region, with a focus on the politics and policies that are changing. Leading the discussion is Dr. Danny Marks from Dublin City University.
Gaza Resonating in Southeast Asia with James Dorsey
On the week of six months into a horrifying war, this episode discusses how the conflict in Gaza and Palestine is resonating in Southeast Asia with Middle East analyst James Dorsey.
Singapore Looks to Polls with Dr. Michael Barr
This episode discusses ongoing changes in Singapore politics from unprecedented scandals and a leadership transition to greater complexity in national politics as the country prepares for elections later this year or early next year.
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About the Analyst

Bridget Welsh is an independent scholar, political analyst and consultant on political risk currently based in Kuala Lumpur. She is currently an Honorary Research Associate with the University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute Malaysia (UoNARI-M). 

She is also a Senior Research Associate of the Hu Feng Center for East Asia Democratic Studies of National Taiwan University and a Senior Associate Fellow of The Habibie Center. She specializes in Southeast Asian politics, with a focus on Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Indonesia.

An author and editor of numerous books, reports and articles, her latest book Democracy Landing: The Habibie Legacy will be out this year.

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