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Asian Research Center for International Development (ARCID)

July 5, 2018 - 12:00pm
Mae Fah Luang University

Council on Thai Studies (COTS): Call for Presentation Proposals

August 1, 2018 - 12:00pm
Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), University of Wisconsin-Madison

From Possibilities to Vision and Action: Preparing Viet Nam for Its Next Phase of Growth

August 9, 2018 - 8:00am to August 10, 2018 - 8:00am
Da Nang University, Da Nang, Viet Nam

New & Noteworthy

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

The Contest Corners of Asia: The Case of Mindanao, Philippines

Rebellion, Political Violence and Shadow Crimes in Bangsamoro

Applying a Violence Intensity Index in the Bangsamoro

Violence in the Bangsamoro and Southern Mindanao

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 Congress Extends Martial Law in Besieged Region

Philippine Congress Extends Martial Law in Besieged Region

The Philippine Congress voted on Saturday to extend martial law in the southern part of the country, giving the military five more months to crush a rebellion there by Islamic State-inspired militants.

IPAC
Marawi, the "East Asia Wilayah" and Indonesia

Marawi, the "East Asia Wilayah" and Indonesia

In this report, IPAC examines how support for ISIS and an “East Asia Wilayah” came about, how the Marawi siege has affected the two main networks of pro-ISIS supporters in Indonesia, and what might happen next.

Human Rights Watch
"Just Let Us Be" Discrimination Against LGBT Students in the Philippines

"Just Let Us Be" Discrimination Against LGBT Students in the Philippines

Schools should be safe places for everyone. But in the Philippines, students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) too often find that their schooling experience is marred by bullying, discrimination, lack of access to LGBT-related information, and in some cases, physical or sexual assault. 

The New York Times
Dispute Over Singapore Founder's House Becomes a National Crisis

Dispute Over Singapore Founder's House Becomes a National Crisi

Two years after his death, no memorials, statues or streets in Singapore are named after Lee Kuan Yew, who established this city-state as a modern nation and built it into a prosperous showcase for his view that limited political freedoms best suit Asian values. Now a bitter and public family dispute over the fate of his modest house has shattered Singapore’s image as an orderly authoritarian ideal and hinted at deeper divisions about its political future.

New Mandala
Jokowi forges a tool of repression

Jokowi forges a tool of repression

On July 10, Indonesia’s President Jokowi signed a decree that allows for the banning of civil society organizations. Usman Hamid, director of Amnesty International Indonesia, and Liam Gammon, a PhD student at Australian National University, argue that with this decree "Jokowi has placed the legal existence of every NGO and civic organization in Indonesia at the mercy of a unilateral executive decision.”

PBS Newshour
As Cambodia’s economy grows, low-income residents left behind

As Cambodia’s economy grows, low-income residents left behind

Cambodia has one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, with a booming manufacturing industry and agricultural exports. But a burgeoning real estate market is causing displacement among farmers and low-income Cambodians, as the government grants large swaths of territory to companies for commercial projects. 

The New York Times
How ISIS Got a Foothold in the Philippines

How ISIS Got a Foothold in the Philippines

For about two weeks now, dozens of Islamist militants have faced off against the Philippine armed forces in the city of Marawi, on the southern island of Mindanao, where most of the Philippines’ Muslim minority lives. The pitched battle, which is unusually fierce even by the standards of this conflict-prone part of the country, indicates that the Islamic State is now also a Southeast Asian problem and that the Philippine government may be the region’s weak link in addressing it.

How Southeast Asian and Bangladeshi Extremism Intersect

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NYSEAN Voices

Uncovering Indonesia’s Act of Killing

Newly declassified documents add to what is known about the 1965-1966  mass killings in Indonesia, but much is still missing, writes Margaret Scott.

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New Books in Southeast Asian Studies Podcast

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The Only Viable Option for Resisting Populist Plutocrats: “Put the Leader Aside – Address Their Supporters”

Schechter covers the discussion between NYSEAN co-founder Duncan McCargo and former Thai premier Abhisit Vejjajiva on Thaksin

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Populist Plutocrats: Lessons From Around the World

NYSEAN Co-Founder Duncan McCargo debates Thaksin and Thai politics with former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva at Harvard Law School

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Imperial Bandits: Outlaws and Rebels in the China-Vietnam Borderlands

Here is the latest podcast from New Books in Southeast Asian Studies to discuss the malleability of bandits and banditry in the China and Vietnam borderlands. 

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International statement in support of Dr. Chayan Vaddhanaphuti and colleagues

International statement in support of Dr. Chayan Vaddhanaphuti and colleagues

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ASEAN at 50: Poems from Across Southeast Asia

For the 50th anniversary of the founding of ASEAN, the Transpacific Literary Project presents poems by writers across Southeast Asia

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Carnegie Council Podcast- Duterte's Drug War and Human Rights in the Philippines and Southeast Asia

Duterte created a human rights calamity, says Phelim Kine of HRW

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