Andrew Dowdy

Andrew Dowdy is a former Associate Editor (Asia Pacific) at Fair Observer. Currently a student of International Development at the American University, he focuses primarily on the intersections of policy, ethnicity, inequality, interculturalism, and socio-political change. Andrew draws upon his experiences in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the United States to bring perspective to global changes at the micro level.

Is a Free West Papua on the Horizon?

In the eyes of many, West Papua should be a country independent from Indonesia. Background While Papua New Guinea is a sovereign nation, few realize that the western half of the world’s second largest island is Indonesian territory. This resource-rich island is one of the least publicized places on earth, a place where the fight between modernity and tradition is still being waged —... Continue Reading

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