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ANTHONY L. SMITH is a Senior Research Fellow in the Research Division of the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies. He focuses on domestic and regional issues in Southeast Asia, with special reference to ASEAN, Indonesia’s foreign policy and political developments, conflict in Aceh, and East Timor. Previously Dr. Smith was a lecturer in International Relations, Faculty of International Studies, International Pacific College, Palmerston North, New Zealand. He was also seconded to the New Zealand Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in 1998. He was an official observer during the Popular Consultation in East Timor in August 1999. From 2000-2002 he was a Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, and remains an Associate Fellow. Dr. Smith’s journal articles include publications in Asian Journal of Political Science, Harvard Asia Quarterly, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Panorama, New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, New Zealand Journal of History, and ASEAN Economic Bulletin. He is an Associate Editor of the following publications: Contemporary Southeast Asia, New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, and the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Modern Asia. He has published Strategic Centrality: Indonesia’s Changing Role in ASEAN (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2000). His edited and co-edited volumes are: Gus Dur and the Indonesian Economy (2001); Southeast Asian Affairs (2001 and 2002 editions); and Governance in Indonesia: Challenges Facing the Megawati Presidency (2002). Dr. Smith is a graduate of the University of Waikato and the University of Auckland.
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Authored by Dr. Anthony L. Smith.
The author has been asked to analyze four issues: the position that key states in their region are taking on U.S. military action against Iraq; the role of America in the region after the war with Iraq; the nature of security partnerships in the region after the war with Iraq; and the effect that war with Iraq will have on the war on terrorism in the region.