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Featured articles from FORSEA contributors.


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The NEW REIGN of DIVISION HAS BEGUN in THAILAND

Royal absolutism is likely to pick up speed following the coronation. The possibility of consensus-making will diminish the more absolutism grows, and so too will the likelihood of political conflict.

/ May 8, 2019
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TWO CANDIDATES, TWO WINNERS? THE INDONESIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS of 2019

Jokowi was accused of being a crypto communist. Prabowo of harbouring the wish to establish a caliphate. Thus the election results can be seen as an indication of how the nation defines its soul.

/ April 23, 2019
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UPDATE ON THAILAND’s 2019 ELECTIONS

FORSEA's Regular column offering readers updates on the moves and manoeuvres following the March 24th elections in in Thailand, the first nationwide polls since the coup of 2014 that overthrew the elected government of Yingluck...

/ April 21, 2019
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TADPOLES Versus BATS: The INDONESIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

The presidential elections of 17 April in Indonesia are a rematch of the 2014 encounter. The same two candidates, Mr Joko Widodo and his adversary, retired general Prabowo Subianto, are again vying for the highest...

/ April 14, 2019
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THAILAND ELECTIONS USED TO EXPLOIT THE DEMOCRATISATION PROCESS

Writing in the The Washington Post, FORSEA's Pavin Chachavalpongpun explains how Thailand's junta has intentionally created the parliamentary interregnum as a delaying tactic to undermine democracy.

/ April 13, 2019
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COMMUNISTPHOBIA and TWO SEXUAL MORAL PANICS in INDONESIA

In Indonesia, simultaneous campaigns of communist phobia and of homophobia portray both groups as enemies of the nation and condemn both for treacherously undermining the state’s morality and weakening its vigilance.

/ April 8, 2019
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THAI ELECTIONS 2019

Military uniforms are out, the civilian look is in. Window dressing aside: The five-year military rule has done nothing but deepen the militarisation of the Thai political landscape.

/ March 24, 2019
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The FILIPINO UNIONISTS’ STRUGGLE AGAINST MARTIAL LAW and the FASCIST US-DUTERTE REGIME

News Release: EILER strongly condemns red-tagging, and the illegal arrests of unionists in Compostela Valley, Mindanao.

/ March 14, 2019
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FORSEA CONDEMNS THAI CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

Southeast Asia’s Democratic Network, FORSEA, condemns the Thai Constitutional Court’s dissolution of the Thai Raksa Chart Party and urges the judicial body to rescind its anti-democratic ruling

/ March 11, 2019

THE DISSOLUTION of the THAI RAKSA CHART PARTY

Just weeks before the general elections in Thailand, the judicial coup is taking place.

/ March 9, 2019