A NEW ROYAL CONSORT RAISES UNCOMFORTABLE QUESTIONS about THE ROLE OF ROYALTY IN THAILAND

After three failed marriages, Vajiralongkorn has lost interest in fulfilling the institution’s role in projecting family values. And after appointing a noble consort, it's a tall order to rescue King Vajiralongkorn’s image.

/ September 12, 2019
FORSEA South China Sea

STANDING UP to the GIANT: ANALYSING VIETNAM’S EFFORTS in the SOUTH CHINA SEA

The only way to avoid all-out conflict breaking out in the South China Sea is to present a strong collective front among ASEAN nations and for the international community to urge China to fully abide by international law.

/ September 4, 2019
Protection of Rohingya Survivors Conference FORSEA

REPORT: SEOUL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on PROTECTION of ROHINGYA SURVIVORS and ACCOUNTABILITY FOR GENOCIDE

Korean Civil Society in Solidarity and FORSEA.co co-organised a two-day International Conference at Sogang University in Seoul, S. Korea aimed at bringing Myanmar’s ongoing genocide of Rohingya people to the attention of the chop-stick civilisations of Far East Asia, namely...

/ August 30, 2019

CAMBODIA’S TONLE SAP LAKE UNDER THREAT

The worst drought season in a century, endless damming, ongoing climate change, and the harm of millions subsisting on a seasonal sea have all strained Tonle Sap to breaking.

/ August 20, 2019
Pavin Chachavalpongpun speak at East West Center Washington DC

ATTACK ON FORSEA BOARD MEMBER PAVIN CHACHAVALPONGPUN

The FORSEA Board is gravely concerned about the politically motivated attack on our colleague – FORSEA co-founder and Kyoto University professor Pavin Chachavalpongpun in his own bedroom in Kyoto a month ago.

/ August 6, 2019
Palm Oil Plantation Indonesia FORSEA

HOW DO TERRORISTS FUND THEIR ACTIVITIES? SOME DO IT LEGALLY

Not only are terrorist fund-raising methods changing, but the ways money is being used has also evolved. Vigilance to the changes in terrorist financing methods is needed.

/ August 1, 2019
FORSEA NURSYAHBANI KATJASUNGKANA

FORSEA’s NURSYAHBANI KATJASUNGKANA RECEIVES HONORARY DOCTORATE from SOAS

SOAS, University of London, celebrates leading figures from the world of literature, law, journalism and finance, and honours human rights lawyer Nursyahbani Katjasungkana at this year’s graduation.

/ July 28, 2019
Asia's women politicians facing a backlash FORSEA

WHY ARE ASIA’s WOMEN POLITICIANS FACING a BACKLASH?

In East and Southeast Asia, women’s legislative presence is not met with an increase in women’s political engagement; in fact, it seems to trigger a backlash.

/ July 21, 2019
FORSEA-Hong-Kong-protests

HONG KONG on the BRINK AFTER CHAOTIC DAY OF PROTEST – ITS LEADERS NOW FACE HARD CHOICES

During the past month, Hong Kong has been rocked by protests on a scale unprecedented since anti-colonial demonstrations against British rule in 1967.

/ July 6, 2019

DENOUNCING SAVAGE ATTACK on THAI POLITICAL ACTIVIST, SIRAWITH “JA NEW” SERITIWAT

The attacks against Ja New add to a long list of violent acts against political activists in the past years. These political activists have been promoting democracy in the age of the military rule.

/ June 29, 2019