Don Pathan

Don Pathan is a Thailand-based consultant/analyst with more than 20 years of experience in covering diplomacy, international relations, transnational crime and insurgency in mainland Southeast Asia. Pathan has been working closely with The Asia Foundation and the World Bank on development in the conflict affected region in southern Thailand. Pathan briefs the diplomatic community, international think tanks and INGOs on a regular basis on issues pertaining to security in Thailand and the region. Pathan co-wrote a chapter that appeared in “Promoting Conflict or Peace through Identity”, a UN University book published by Ashgate in 2008, and co-authored “Confronting Ghosts: Thailand’s Shapeless Southern Insurgency” with Dr. Joseph Liow. Lowy Institute in Sydney, Australia, published the monograph in 2006. Pathan also wrote a chapter in the "Trouble in the Triangle: Opium and Conflict in Burma" in 2005 in which he examine the nexus between the United Wa State Army, the Thai government and the military regime o f Burma/Myanmar. Pathan is also one of the founding member of the Patani Forum, a civil society organization dedicated to promoting critical discussion on the conflict and insurgency in Thailand’s Malay-speaking South He is an associate at Asia Conflict and Security Consulting, Ltd. (ACAS), a Hong Kong-based consultancy that work on the intersect of conflict, development and investment.