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Another year of military dictatorship in Thailand

Kevin Hewison 18/12/18

Monarchy, military and preparations for an election dominated Thailand’s politics this year, as they have since the 2014 coup. General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his junta continued to repress their political opponents, while making the military’s (...)

Brésil : apocalypse now !

Armelle Enders 29/10/18

Un récent sondage crédite le candidat de l’extrême droite Jair Bolsonaro de 57% des votes. Le futur gouvernement sera militaire, et dans les villes, les croix gammées envahissent déjà les façades des universités. On est loin de ce que l’on appelle du « (...)

Thailand Unsettled : The Military

Puangthong Pawakapan 07/09/18

You begin your recent article on ISOC by referencing concepts such as “the deep state” and “the network monarchy”. Duncan McCargo has now stated that the concept of “network monarchy” may no longer define the situation today. So I’d like to ask, in (...)

Cooptation du féminisme : genre, militarisme et résolution 1325

Anna Nikoghosyan 07/06/18

La résolution 1325 du Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies est souvent présentée comme une résolution historique. Elle s’est toutefois construite à travers un discours « genré » qui facilite son utilisation à des fins militaristes. Une analyse discursive (...)

A better political economy of the Rohingya crisis

Lee Jones 12/10/17

In the last few weeks, over 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled a bloody pogrom in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, crossing into Bangladesh. Among the horrified and largely moralistic reactions in the West, some have pointed to economic factors (...)

Marawi and beyond : a look at violent extremism

Steven Rood 10/07/17

Given the continued chatter on social media about the tragic attack by a gunman at Resorts World Casino on 2 June, it is worthwhile to begin this piece by debunking the notion that it might be connected to Islamic State. Granted, ISIS tried to (...)

From Naxalbari to Chhattisgarh : Half-a-century of Maoist Journey in (...)

Sumanta Banerjee 15/06/17

Even as the Naxalite/Maoist movement continues to haunt the Indian state, its future is not secure, for Mao’s revolutionary strategy for China of the 1920–40 period is no longer applicable in today’s India. The movement has, however, unwittingly (...)

Is The Lady still a champion of rights and democracy ?

David Hutt 02/03/17

The life of a politician is made infinitely easier when, as the saying goes, their actions are judged by their reputation, and not the other way around. Such a phrase is befitting of Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whom the media can (...)

Burma is Heading in the Wrong Direction

Aung Zaw 28/11/16

If one wanted to describe the current political climate in Burma, it is like a roller coaster ride. The Daw Aung San Suu Kyi-led government has faced ups and downs in recent months and is now at a low. There is growing criticism toward her (...)

Thaïlande : le « pays du sourire » entre douleur et incertitude

Olivier Guillard 17/10/16

Au lendemain du décès de son vénéré souverain Rama IX (Bhumibol Adulyadej), la nation thaïlandaise s’est réveillée ce vendredi matin avec des sentiments partagés, lestés principalement par la douleur d’une disparition redoutée ; mais pas seulement. Si (...)

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