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How the Indian Government’s Mindset Led India Into a Pandemic Cataclysm

"Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ascension to power seven years ago combined a Hindu nationalist ideology and a right-wing populist persona. Both these qualities have hurtled India into an unprecedented humanitarian nightmare in recent weeks and months." Join a discussion with Amitabh Pal and FORSEA's Maung Zarni.

/ June 12, 2021

Thailand’s Military-Palace Complex and Prospects for the Emergence of a Government of, for and by the People

"Unlike the past, the pro-democracy movements now see clearly who and which institutions are the key forces in the network of the royalist elites. They do not focus solely on a number of military leaders but called for a structural changes." Puangthong R. Pawakapan

/ May 21, 2021

Burmese educators, former UN Sec. Gen. Ban Ki-Moon & former UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee spoke on Myanmar human rights in Seoul

FORSEA Co-founder Maung Zarni joins former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Chair of the Strategic Advisory Council – Myanmar Prof. Yanghee Lee & other prominent speakers at forum in Seoul, streamed LIVE on You Tube, May 10, 2021.

/ May 12, 2021

Why is Japan NOT standing up for human rights and justice across Asia?

The next FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles Across Asia discusses Japan's disappointing policy responses to egregious human rights violations in Asia and its reluctance to use its economic leverage to help people in need. Live: May 11, 2021: 7pm Tokyo | 6pm KL | 5pm Phnom Penh, Jakarta & BKK | 4:30pm Yangon | 11am London.

/ May 8, 2021

Internet Control and Censorship in Myanmar & Across Far East and Southeast Asia

Read the report on the Dialogue with Dr James Gomez, Regional Director of Asia Centre, taking to Maung Zarni about the Myanmar junta in its grafting of surveillance technology onto the communications networks to secure future control of people and the country.

/ May 8, 2021

FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles Across Asia: Crises in India

India under the populist BJP government of Prime Minister Modi has been gripped with a series of crises – largely self-inflicted – with devastating consequences on the society of 1.4 billion people. Listen to a discussion on the Crises in India: the Collapse of Healthcare Systems, BJP's Electoral Defeat in West Bengal, and Farmers' Protests.

/ May 6, 2021

Attacks on Internet Freedoms Across Southeast Asia

In the next FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles in Asia, Dr. James Gomez, Regional Director at Asia Centre, will outline a shift in tactics by the authoritarian regimes of ASEAN – from internet content censorship to infrastructure control.

/ May 4, 2021

GEEF for ALL: Human Rights & Peace of Myanmar

MONDAY, MAY 10, 2021 Six Speakers | 3PM to 4:30PM in Seoul, Korea | 12:30PM to 2PM in Yangon, Myanmar

/ May 1, 2021

The plight of refugees and asylum seekers in Australia

"It's from the frying pan of wars and genocide at home, into the flaming fire of an off-shore refugee-prison complex in Australia". FORSEA hosted a virtual in-depth discussion on how a democratic state such as Australia has adopted and institutionalized an anti-refugee policy since around 2001.

/ April 30, 2021

FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles in Asia: The Sordid Case of Australia

Join the FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles in Asia for a discussion on the Inhumanity Against Refugees in the Name of Border Control: The Sordid Case of Australia.

/ April 28, 2021