Chairperson of Thailand Research Fund
Chaiwat Satha-Anand is Chairperson, Strategic Nonviolence Commission, Thailand Research Fund.
What the two Oct 6 tragedies expose
Early this month, a bright young colleague called me, telling a story about her difficulty in persuading a leading Thai research agency to explore how society could prepare policies to handle the prevalent problems of violence.
A peaceful response
After the brutal Ratchaprasong bombing, Thai society must stand up against the threat of terror without losing our own humanity.
Standing by community
That one life is equal to the whole of humanity is possible because sanctity in life still exists and needs to be respected.
Sound of a coup
If it is to rebuild national peace and reconciliation, the NCPO has to walk Thai society out of a sense of hopelessness echoed by the sound of the coup.
Key to defusing stalemate
Census taking, utilised with caution and realistic expectation, could become a possible non-violent transformation for Thailand’s conflict.
An open letter to rally leader Suthep Thaugsuban
Dear Khun Suthep Thaugsuban, you might not remember me. But a long time ago, you kindly gave me a ride from Thammasat University so I could attend prayer time at a mosque in Bang Lamphu.
Death of a child<br>promise of peace
Chaiwat Satha-Anand examines the death of Nisofian Nisani at an ice-cream shop in Pattani - and the promise of peace in the South.
Violence against sacred spaces a rising global threat
On Aug 6, neo-Nazi Wade Michael Page walked into the gurudwara (Sikh temple) of Oak Creek, Wisconsin and murdered six people, including the temple president, before he was shot dead by police.
The case for talks
<b>OPINION</b> Professor Chaiwat Satha-Anand says it's time to stop being hostile to dialogues, as the insurgents grow continually more violent.