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Dr. Sheldon W. Simon

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SHELDON W. SIMON is Professor of Political Science and Facilty Associate for the Center for Asian Studies and Program in Southeast Asian Studies at Arizona State University, where he has also served as Chair of Political Science and Director of the Center for Asian Studies. Professor Simon is the author or editor of eight books and some 90 scholarly articles and book chapters on Asian international politics and security. His most recent book, coedited with Richard Ellings of The National Bureau of Asian Research, is Southeast Asian Security in the New Millenium (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1996). Professor Simon is Director of Southeast Asian Research at The National Bureau of Asian Research (Seattle) and a member of the Executive Committee of the U.S. Council on Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific. He consults with the State Department, Department of Defense, and the U.S. Information Agency. Professor Simon is currently preparing a monograph on the same topic as this paper based on new field research in Southeast Asia sponsored by The Henry M. Jackson Foundation and the U.S. Information Agency. It will be published in the NBR Analysis series.

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SSI books and monographs by Dr. Sheldon W. Simon

  • ASEAN and Its Security Offspring: Facing New Challenges

    September 19, 2007

    Authored by Dr. Sheldon W. Simon.
    The author argues that ASEAN and its offspring organizations such as the ASEAN Regional Forum work best when dealing with external powers and are less effective in resolving disputes within Southeast Asia.

  • The Economic Crisis and ASEAN States' Security

    October 01, 1998

    Authored by Dr. Sheldon W. Simon.
    Asia's financial crisis that began with the fall of Thailand's Baht in 1997 now embraces the entire world and has caused governments to fall in Asia and Russia. He also underscores the connection between healthy economies and governments on the one hand and between those features and a robust national and regional defense capability.