Tag: Thailand

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

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
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

DENOUNCING SAVAGE ATTACK on THAI POLITICAL ACTIVIST, SIRAWITH “JA NEW” SERITIWAT

The attacks against Ja New add to a long list of violent acts against political activists in the past years. These political activists have been promoting democracy in the age of the military rule.

/ June 29, 2019
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ต่างชาติเมินกดดันรัฐบาลทหารไทย

Almost two months after the Thai elections, no government has been formed. Clearly the junta is clinging to power. Meanwhile, the West allows this to happen as it cares little about democracy in Thailand.

/ May 23, 2019
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FIVE YEARS AFTER the COUP: THAIS PROTEST AROUND the WORLD for the RESTORATION OF DEMOCRACY

In Berlin, Los Angeles, Sydney and London, pro-democracy individuals gathered to condemn the coup that took place five years ago, May 22, 2014.

/ May 21, 2019
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REPATRIATION of PRAPHAN PIPITHNAMPORN to THAILAND: FORSEA’s CONCERN

FORSEA joins Parti Sosialis Malaysis in expressing concern about the arrest and repatriation of a Thai dissident, from Malaysia to Thailand, to possibly face persecution for her political views.

/ May 15, 2019
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SHORT CLIP: EXPLAINING ELECTORAL FRAUD & IRREGULARITIES IN THAILAND

The main findings of the FORSEA report give further credence to already widespread concerns among many in Thailand and in the international community regarding the fairness and transparency of the 2019 elections.

/ May 9, 2019
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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