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Featured articles from FORSEA contributors.


FORSEA CO-FOUNDER PAVIN CHACHAVALPONGPUN EDITS the “ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK of CONTEMPORARY THAILAND”

November 6, 2019, sees the release of the “Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Thailand” which is edited by FORSEA co-founder Pavin Chachavalpongpun. This timely volume discusses the condition of today’s Thailand and contains 34 chapters from an international line-up of academics.

/ November 3, 2019

THAI KING’s ABSOLUTE REIGN

The Thai military, which helped the country’s establishment create an unassailable monarchy to further its ends, now finds that it has created an uncontrollable figure in the form of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, the 67-year-old monarch who took the throne on...

/ October 11, 2019
FORSEA Muslim Rohingya waiting the foods in the refugee camp at balukhali Bangladesh

NATIONAL SECURITY STATES DEMONISE MYANMAR’S VICTIMS OF GENOCIDE – ROHINGYA – AND OTHER REFUGEES

Those who vehemently oppose the repressive – and often racist, bigoted and economically predatory states – call attention to Myanmar's Rohingya people as the most terrorised by their own government.

/ September 25, 2019

BAN IN EXTRAMARITAL and GAY SEX POSTPONED IN INDONESIA

The Criminal Code may yet be revised so that human rights like freedom of expression and association are better protected. But this requires the mobilisation of civil society in a way that has not been seen since General Suharto was...

/ September 23, 2019
May 18th National Cemetery Memorial Hall

HOMAGE to GWANGJU and SALUTE TO SOUTH KOREAN DEMOCRATS and RIGHTS ACTIVISTS

FORSEA Co-founder Maung Zarni paid homage to South Korea's fallen democrats and rights activists at the May 18 National Cemetery, Gwangju, South Korea.

/ September 22, 2019

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