Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh Rohingya Refugees FORSEA

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the Rohingyas

The world should NOW use the ICJ’s stand to mount a massive global campaign on behalf of the oppressed and discriminated Rohingya.

/ January 27, 2020
Aung San Suu Kyi at the International Court of Justice KRSEA

“Why Myanmar’s Genocide Denial Will Come Back to Haunt It”, Washington Post, Jan. 15, 2020

The ICJ has announced that it will issue a preliminary judgment in the case on Jan. 23, 2020. Yet one outcome is already clear: Aung San Suu Kyi’s defiant genocide denial generated an outpouring of approval back home. This is...

/ January 16, 2020
Future Forward leader Thanathorn Juangruangruangkit FORSEA

What Will Thailand Look Like in 2020?

Vajiralongkorn is an ambitious king, he has also become increasingly politically savvy. But he is not alone in the world of ambitious leaders. New leaders, like Thanathorn, are equally ambitious. 2020 could be the year when the two collide.

/ January 11, 2020

ความล้มเหลวของไต้หวันภายใต้นโยบายมุ่งลงใต้และการรุกคืบของจีนในไทย

ไทยกลายเป็นสนามแข่งขันของการต่อสู้ระหว่างไต้หวันและจีน ในการแพร่อิทธิพลมาสู่เอเชียตะวันออกเฮียงใต้

Singapore Uses ‘Fake News’ Law Against Critics

The very thing that press organizations, social media platforms and human rights groups feared is now coming to pass in Singapore.

/ December 28, 2019
Visual Documentary Project FORSEA CSEAS 2019

A Film Unseen in Thailand

On 12 December 2019, up-and-coming Thai film producer, Thunska Pansittivorakul, thrilled his audiences at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, by showing one of his latest films – Screaming Goats – a film never to be screened in...

/ December 13, 2019
Boycott Myanmar Campaign

Rights Groups Launch Myanmar Boycott Ahead of Hague Genocide Hearings

Rohingya campaigners launch a global boycott movement, urging corporations, foreign investors, professional and cultural organizations to sever their institutional ties with Myanmar, on the eve of Myanmar’s genocide trial at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

/ December 10, 2019
A Tale of Two Warlords- Andal Ampatuan, Rodrigo Duterte, and the Philippines’ Mutating Politics FORSEA

A Tale of Two Warlords: Andal Ampatuan, Rodrigo Duterte, and the Philippines’ Mutating Politics

Local and provincial warlords had been an integral component of national politics since the postwar period. During the Arroyo years, Ampatuan and Duterte increasingly influenced national affairs from afar by dealing out violence in their respective locales.

/ November 29, 2019

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 Kings’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