New research shows that in 2019, Chinese dams on the Mekong River trapped nearly all of the river’s flow, causing the record-breaking drought that still plagues the region. The new findings confirm what natural resource advocates have said for years: that local experts and communities must have control over their water.
Governments must respond to COVID-19 by strengthening social protections and international cooperation, according to a new report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
As COVID-19 will drive up poverty rates in ASEAN, affecting some countries more than others, experts are worried it could undo years of hard work.
Thailand’s new law on asylum seekers doesn’t constitute a functional refugee policy—it’s political performance in a country where migrants have few protections.
Prayut announces emergency powers to combat COVID-19: A look at how the media responded to the biggest story of the week.
Governments along the Salween River are pushing a series of hydropower dams across the river basin but offering little information on the status of the projects or their social and environmental impacts.
Thailand’s Future Forward Party was dissolved after a campaign of legal harassment by the former junta. But the party’s legacy, including its 1MDB corruption allegations against Prayut, will have a lasting impact on the pro-democracy movement.
Coronavirus: A look at how the media responded to the biggest story of the week.
China is exporting its AI-driven surveillance technology to Thailand. Thais should be concerned about further privacy breaches and freedom of speech limits.
As Thailand seeks to become a regional high-tech manufacturing and services hub by 2021, Technical and Vocation Educational Training (TVET) reforms are crucial.