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December 29, 2017 - 12:00pm
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia

January 19, 2018 - 12:00pm
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February 8, 2018 - 12:00pm

New & Noteworthy

Interim GRP-MNLF Ceasefire Agreement

Conflict and Compromise in the Southern Philippines: The Case of Moro Identity

Implementing Guidelines on the Security Aspect of the GRP-MILF Tripoli Agreement of Peace of 2001

General Framework of Agreement of Intent Between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)

1997 Agreement by the Government of the Philippines and the MILF

The Mindanao Peace Talks: Another Opportunity to Resolve the Moro Conflict in the Philippines

The Contested Corners of Asia: Subnational Conflict and International Development Assistance

Rebellion, Political Violence and Shadow Crimes in the Bangsamoro

Applying a Violence Intensity Index in the Bangsamoro

Violence in the Bangsamoro and Southern Mindanao

Preventing Rido: A Practical Guide for the Police and Other Community Peacekeepers

The Philippines: Renewing Prospects for Peace in Mindanao

The New York Times
Philippine Mayor Accused of Drug Ties by Duterte Dies in Police Raid

Philippine Mayor Accused of Drug Ties by Duterte Dies in Drug Raid

A mayor who had been accused by President Rodrigo Duterte of involvement in drug trafficking was killed along with his wife and 10 other people in coordinated police raids early Sunday, the authorities said.

The Radicalisation of Indonesian Women Workers in Hong Kong

Conflict and Compromise in the Southern Philippines: The Case of Moro Identity

The Mindanao Peace Talks: Another Opportunity to Resolve the Moro Conflict in the Philippines



Podcast - The Perfect Business? Anti-Trafficking and the Sex Trade along the Mekong

Sverre Molland discusses the ethnography of traffickers and anti-traffickers.

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Prof. Duncan McCargo talks about the changes in the behavior of politicians who are likely to win polls

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Local poll leaves Hun Sen looking vulnerable in 2018 election

Cambodia's ruling party needs to woo disenchanted voters to retain hold on powe

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Podcast - Talking Indonesia: Banning Extremist Groups

Dr. Dave McRae and Sidney Jones explore how Indonesia should deal with Islamist extremists.

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Podcast - Caring for Strangers: Filipino Medical Workers in Asia

If you’ve been hospitalized in Europe, North America, Australia or the Middle East in recent years, chances are that at some point a nurse from the Philippines has had some part in your treatment. As Megha Amrith writes in the introduction to Caring for Strangers: Filipino Medical Workers in Asia (NIAS Press, 2017), Filipinos today comprise one of the largest global diasporas of medical workers, with the Philippines having over 400 nursing colleges, many of them aimed primarily at preparing graduates for work abroad.

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Buddhism, Politics and Political Thought in Myanmar

Matthew Walton, author of Buddhism, Politics and Political Thought in Myanmar, speaks with New Books in Southeast Asian Studies

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Endy Bayuni Assesses the Jokowi Administration

Endy Bayuni, the chief editor of the Jakarta Post, recently spoke at Columbia University, giving his assessment of the Jokowi administration at the halfway mark. Bayuni described how Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has gone from being an outsider elected president in 2014 to being the most powerful president to date in 2017. Initially, Jokowi struggled to gain support even from his own party, the PDIP (Partai Indonesia Perjuangan). Gradually, according to Bayuni, Jokowi employed strategic political moves and transformed his weak position into one of strength and now presides over the parliament, the cabinet, and even the national police.

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Thailand Update 2017

In recent months, public life in Thailand has been overshadowed by the momentous October 13, 2016 passing of long-reigning King Bhumibol, and the December 1 accession of the King Vajiralongkorn to the throne. Although a popular referendum approved the 2016 draft constitution last August, that constitution has yet to pass into law, and no date has been set for the next general election. As the ruling military junta completes its third year in power, freedom of expression remains severely constrained, and Thailand faces a range of economic and social challenges. During this third Columbia Thailand Update event, eight speakers will present their research and views on the latest developments and prospects, at a crucial juncture in the country’s history.

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