By Nick Vacchio Staff Writer Since the dawn of the genre in the 1970s, the tenets of the punk ethos have focused around the rejection of the status quo, the […]
On May 22, 2014, the Royal Thai Army successfully seized control of the Thai government, under the claim that that its actions would keep citizens safe and restore order to a country mired in chaos. This was the 10th time Thailand’s constitution was suspended since 1932 (“Thailand Military Seizes Power in Coup”). However, reports of human rights violations committed against non-violent demonstrators marching in protest of the new regime’s authoritarian rule, suggest that the military junta is acting out of its own self-interest rather than for the good of its citizens. The new government has proven its willingness to go to great lengths to retain its power.
Staff Writer Ariana Criste contrasts Aung San Suu Kyi’s promise to bring democracy to Burma with her inaction in assisting the Rohingya minority.
Staff Writer Omkar Mahajan discusses the tenuous religious divide between Buddhists and Muslims in Mynanmar.
Staff Writer Rebecca Benest discusses modern-day slavery in the illegal fishing trade.
Areeya Tivasuradej is a research and campaign staff at Towards Ecological Recovery and Regional Alliance (TERRA) and has previously volunteered at Chengdu Urban Rivers Association (CURA).
Staff Writer Kristopher Klein makes the case for supranational education reform in Southeast Asia as ASEAN continues to grow, develop and integrate economically.