Around South Asia & South East Asia [12.29.14]

Areas I would like to get myself involved in:

  • “Large Scale Engineering” in Sri Lanka
  • Education in Indonesia

 

Sri Lanka

 

Indonesia

“The country’s new president, Joko Widodo, generally known as Jokowi, hopes to change that with help from his new education secretary, Anies Baswedan, a former university president and creator of a programme that sends graduates to teach in remote areas.

Three ministries …. The education ministry oversees state primary, junior and secondary schools; the religious-affairs ministry has control of madrassas, or Islamic schools; and the president has now made the ministry for research and technology responsible for universities and polytechnics.

Whereas primary-enrolment rates in richer districts are close to 100%, in some poorer districts they remain below 60%. Nor are teachers evenly distributed.

Quality

cheating scandals

What matters is how well teachers perform in the classroom, and encouraging students to think critically.

teachers need better training.

vocational-training institutes

“Indonesia Smart Card” provides school fees and stipends to 24m poor students across Indonesia, guaranteeing them 12 years of free education.”

Agendas For The World

Agendas For The World

Latin America & Caribbean

  • Drug & Arms Control. #StopDrugTrafficking
    • Mexico, Colombia, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Caribbean Region (Trafficking).
  • Market Reform. Opening up Markets.
    • Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela.
  • Stable Democracies. Peace with Rebel Groups.
    • Colombia: Government – FARC Peace Deal.

Asia Pacific & Oceania

  • Ensuring Security.
  • Denuclearization of North Korea. Rebuilding North Korea.
  • Establishment of Democracy in Hong Kong.
  • Proper Democracy in Taiwan.
  • Establishment of Rights of Religious and Ethnic Minorities #MinorityRights [China: Tibetan Buddhists, Chinese Christians, Uyghur Muslims]
  • Assisting China & President Xi Jinping to deal with the Challenges China faces today:
    • Dealing with a Middle Class (in the Urban region) that is ever more demanding.
    • Rural Region: Transition from Socialist (collective ownership) to Market-Driven Economy.
    • Challenges of Economic Reforms: gradual opening of Markets (that President Xi Jinping & The Communist Party has in agenda).
    • Challenges of opening up Media. Promotion of Freedom & Liberty & Free Speech.

EU Region & Eastern Europe

  • Establishment of Peace & Security in Ukraine, Followed by Rebuilding Ukraine #LetsBuildStrongerUkraine
  • Italy – #StopOrganizedCrime . Disrupting all of the Organized Crime, Mafia Groups operating in Italy and their counterparts operating in US and Latin America (‘Ndrangheta, Sicilian Mafia, other Organized Crime Groups.)  #StopDrugTrafficking
  • Security in Eastern Europe: Moldova, Georgia, Lithunia, Latvia, Ukraine.
  • Integration of Eastern European Nations into European Union (EU) and Euro.
  • Integration of Russia into European Union (EU).

South Asia & South East Asia

  • Drug & Arms Control.
  • Human Trafficking Control.
  • Gold Smuggling Control. Money Laundering Control.
  • Establishment of Rights of Religious and Ethnic Minorities. #MinorityRights
    • Bangladesh, India, Burma, China (Tibetan Buddhists, Chinese Christians, Uyghur Muslims)
  • Changing the Hearts & Minds of Extremists.
  • Anti-Corruption Initiatives.  #SayNoToCorruption

Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Electricity. Gas.
  • Poverty Reduction.
  • Better Healthcare.
  • Promotion of Education.  #EmpoweringPeople
  • Agricultural Development: Agricultural Technologies, Flow of Information, Biotechnology.
  • Anti-Corruption Initiatives.  #SayNoToCorruption
  • Peace & Security in Somalia, Central African Republic & South Sudan.

Middle East, Central Asia & North Africa

  • Peace & Security in the region.
  • Changing the Hearts & Minds of Extremists.
  • Stable Governments.
  • Rebuilding of war-torn Syria, Iraq & Libya.
  • Establishment of Democracy in Oman.
  • Iran Nuclear Deal (Complete Deal – July 2015 – Hopefully).
  • Palestine as an Independent Nation.

Two of my significant contributions to the Middle East & North Africa Region:

  • [1]

Driving away Saudi Arabia (and its allies) from supporting certain groups of Extremists (e.g., certain groups of Sunni extremists like groups of Al-Qaeda). And driving away Iran (and its allies) from supporting certain groups of Extremists (groups of Shiite extremists like Hezbollah)

President Mahmoud Abbas

President Mahmoud Abbas with Hamas Leaders

 

– [12.28.14]

Around South Asia & South East Asia [12.01.14]

Indonesia



India

Attack on Paramilitary Troops Took Place in Chhattisgarh State, Police Said”

We deplore this act of terrorism in India by separatists.

International Relations / Bilateral Relations : Plans

EU & Eastern Europe

  • Integrating Russia (& other Eastern European countries – Moldova & others) with the Western Europe and EU. US – Russia. UK – Russia.
  • US – Hungary
  • US – Moldova. UK – Moldova.
  • US – Georgia
 
 
Asia Pacific
  • China – US. China – Bangladesh. China – India. China – Japan. China – Other countries in the Pacific region.
  • North Korea – US. North Korea – South Korea.
  • US – Taiwan. UK – Taiwan.
  • Japan – South Korea. US – Japan. US – South Korea.
 

Americas

  • US – Cuba
 
 

Middle East & North Africa

  • Saudi Arabia – Iran. US – Iran. US – Saudi Arabia. UK – Iran.
  • Israel – Palestine.
  • US – Egypt
  • US – Oman
  • US – UAE
  • US – Tunisia

South Asia

  • Bangladesh – India.
  • US – India.
  • India – Pakistan.
  • India – Afghanistan. US – Afghanistan.
 
 
South East Asia
  • US – Indonesia. Bangladesh – Indonesia.
  • US – Thailand. Bangladesh – Thailand.
  • US – Malaysia. Bangladesh – Malaysia.
  • US – Myanmar. Bangladesh – Myanmar.