Indigenous rights

Indonesia’s Dayaks grapple with Covid-19, deforestation and development

For the indigenous Dayaks on Indonesian Borneo, the Covid-19 pandemic has hit hard in a time when the group is already facing political reforms that threaten to strip them of their land, the building of a new capital city, and widespread environmental degradation

The Sino-Vietnam War and Myanmar’s politics of disaster

This week we’re marking the anniversary of the Sino-Vietnam War with a wonderful piece from first-time contributor Hoang Minh Vu, in which he lays out the short-lived conflict’s significance in shaping the Cold War. Our very own Kiana Duncan also looks at the Myanmar military’s track record of pouncing on disasters to make political gains, and ask, will the coup exacerbate the pandemic?

Into the future

In 20 years time, Cambodia will be as unrecognisable to us as our present would have been to our parents. Join us every Wednesday for a glimpse of what that future could look like – and what we have to do to make that happen.

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Friends of Globe
While the countries of Southeast Asia have made great strides in school enrollment and retention rates, disparities in school access and quality are still holding back students in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam. The hardest-hit are those already marginalised — whether by poverty or geography, ethnic bias or inadequate resources, the challenges facing these youths are hurting their ability to learn.
Caring for Cambodia, in collaboration with the Southeast Asia Globe, explore the issues still present in the country’s education sphere. But also, importantly, shine a light on the immense steps made and the work being done to bring education and hope to generations of Cambodians to come.
As part of Future Forum’s Cambodia 2040 project, many of the Kingdom’s brightest young minds have come together to lay out their vision for building a nation where everyone is free to learn, grow, work and live to their full potential. From the classrooms our children learn in, to the farms their food is grown on, and the regional politics shaping their futures.
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Pacific Forum’s Young Leaders Program was established in 2004 to build cross-cultural experiences for young scholars and foreign policy professionals to improve policy analysis skills early in their careers. The program affords Young Leaders an unparalleled opportunity to network, observe the foreign-policy making process and voice their generation’s viewpoints within elite circles of policy specialists. Read their perspectives here.
No child deserves to grow up knowing only fear and want. In partnership with Friends International, Southeast Asia Globe has produced a series investigating the changing face of child protection in Cambodia.
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