Southeast Asia from Scott Circle: Indonesia's Mounting Intolerance Toward Minority Groups Prompts Concern

By Murray Hiebert (@MurrayHiebert1), Senior Adviser and Deputy Director, and Norashiqin Toh, Researcher, Southeast Asia Program (@SoutheastAsiaDC), CSIS

The election of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in July 2014 marked Indonesia’s third direct and peaceful selection of the country’s president and seemed to …

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EU to support over 2,300,000 children in 42 countries with education in emergency situations

Today the European Commission has announced a €52 million humanitarian aid package aimed specifically at educational projects for children in emergency situations in 2016. The package reflects the Commission's prior commitment to allocate 4% of its humanitarian aid budget to education.

The funding will support …

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Q&A – EU supports educational projects for children in situations of emergency

What is the situation of children in emergency-affected countries? What is the impact of crises on education?

Children are among the most vulnerable victims during and in the immediate aftermath of crises. They are at high risk of being separated from their families or forcibly …

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Southeast Asia from Scott Circle: Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi Has China, Myanmar's Military Watching

Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi Has China, Myanmar’s Military Watching

By Phuong Nguyen (@PNguyen_DC), Associate Fellow, Chair for Southeast Asia Studies ( @SoutheastAsiaDC), CSIS

March 31, 2016

Myanmar experienced a number of firsts over the past week. The Union Parliament—which now …

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No ban on hiring Filipino helpers by expatriates – Rules tightened to prevent trafficking; 2,500 Filipinos arrive monthly

KUWAIT: Philippine Labor Attache Cesar Chavez (left) speaks to Kuwait Times yesterday, in presence of Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Pedro Villa

KUWAIT: Philippine Labor Attache Cesar Chavez (left) speaks to Kuwait Times yesterday, in presence of Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Pedro Villa

KUWAIT: There is no discrimination with regards to employing Filipino domestic helpers by expats, Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Pedro Villa told reporters …

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