The Panda has Claws too: Why We Must Get a Grip on what the Chinese Communist Party/CCP Really Is

This week FORSEA is hosting an indepth dialogue with a distinguished researcher, journalist Didi Kirsten Tatlow on the crucial need to understand and appreciate fully the nature of the Chinese Communist Party or CCP and the profound consequences of its rise to the commanding heights of global affairs.

/ December 15, 2021

Neither the United States nor the Rest of the West Walk their Talk of Democracy or Human Rights

Maung Zarni argues that neither the United States nor the rest of the west walk their talk of democracy or human rights, unless doing so suits their agenda (s), and they might not be the reliable allies in the freedom struggles, offering his own native Myanmar as an Exhibit A of the textbook hypocrisy of these liberal democratic regimes.

/ December 14, 2021

A Myanmar’s Military That Burns Civilians Alive Ought to be Designated as Terrorist

While governments and human rights organizations were occupied with the farce of the coup junta’s trial of Aung San Suu Kyi and the expected guilty verdict on 6 December 2021, the junta’s back-to-back acts of terrorism have not been reported in the ways they deserve and nor have they received worldwide scrutiny and condemnation.

/ December 9, 2021

After Afghanistan, how credible is Joe Biden’s talk of support for democracy and opposition against authoritarianism around the world?

Myanmar under the coup regime has been in a Zero Sum popular armed revolution, yet the Biden White House has offered Myanmar's human rights defenders and pro-democracy revolution nothing more than empty statements. This is discussed on the next FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles in Asia.

/ December 7, 2021

The Historic Significance of the Farmers’ Struggles in India

Ten days ago, Prime Minister Modi was forced to repeal all the pro-corporate agricultural laws, signalling the regime's defeat at the hands of a determined, well-organized and uncompromising farmers' movement. This FORSEA Dialogue on our YouTube channel is dedicated to this historic and historically significant victory by the Indian farmers.

/ December 2, 2021

Racisms, States and Genocides Across the ASEAN Region and Beyond

The forthcoming FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles Across Asia on December 1, 2021 will be on the theme of States, Racisms and Genocides.

/ November 30, 2021

From Auschwitz to Myanmar

FORSEA Co-founder Dr Maung Zarni shared his thoughts on the recurring genocides around the world, despite the Genocide Convention of 1948 and the Security Council, tasked to maintain peace in the world, 26 November 2021.

/ November 27, 2021

Merdeka, Melayu and Muhibbah: Contradictions of Malay(sian) Nationalisms

Without a political or social revolution to rewrite our founding myths and foundational race narratives, the only conceivable path forward at this moment is a combination of creed and crucible — a multiethnic harmony that is underpinned by constitutional protections.

/ November 24, 2021

China-US Tensions: Their Impact on Myanmar and Broader Southeast Asia

The next FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles Across Asia, on Wednesday 17 November, discusses China-US Tensions: Their Impact on Myanmar and Broader Southeast Asia with four expects on the region.

/ November 11, 2021

Why Have Myanmar Activists Begun Talking, Approvingly, about Balkanizing Their Country?

I want to spell out clearly my stance on this taboo subject: I see the Balkanization of Myanmar as the only viable end to what the overwhelming majority of Burmese public, including religious and ethnic minorities, experience as a home-grown Fascist occupier.

/ November 11, 2021