Flying blind: What Thailand should learn from its neighbors to fight COVID-19

It may be too late to save Thailand from a severe outbreak of COVID-19 but the experience of other countries in Asia provides some valuable lessons, writes Anthony Kuster. The government should offer free testing without conditions, report new infections immediately and make public the recent travel details of infected people.

Saplings of democracy in Isaan

“The student protests movements are happening on behalf of the people of Isaan, too,” writes Chainarong Setchua, a lecturer at Maha Sarakham University. He analyses the student protests that sprang up throughout Isaan in the wake of the Future Forward Party’s dissolution.

Why we should care that Isaan’s lakes are green

Harmful algal blooms are turning lakes across the Northeast green resulting in environmental and human health issues. Anthony C. Kuster proposes a cost-effective remedy to expedite lake restoration that has only recently come to Thailand.

On women and their role in Thai politics

Edited keynote speech of the forum, “Isaan Women in Politics: Environmental Activism and Democratic Practice,” at Rajabhat Sakon Nakhon University on 25 Ocotober 2019 by Bencharat Sae Chua, Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University

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