Asia has always been a politically dynamic and culturally vibrant part of the world. Focus on six countries that have come to the forefront of global concern and interest, either because of dramatic shifts in the political and cultural landscape or because of ongoing and persistent issues that seem to defy a lasting solution. Gain a greater understanding of India, Myanmar/ Burma, Singapore, Indonesia, China, and the Korean Peninsula.
Darren Zook has been at UC Berkeley for 15 years, where he teaches courses on comparative politics, security studies, human rights, and conflict resolution. He has extensive work and research experience throughout Asia. In 2012 he was a Fulbright Research Scholar based in Singapore, conducting research on cybersecurity threats in the Asia-Pacific region.