Tom Vater

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Hard choices in the Andaman Islands in The Nikkei Asian Review

My latest for The Nikkei Asian Review on the plight of the indigenous people of the Andaman Islands in India – The world should reconsider forced assimilation of isolated communities. In late November, an American missionary attempted to bring Christianity to the Sentinelese people, a remote community in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, an Indian […]

(English) Andaman minority turned into tourist circus for rich Indians! Again.

(English) From the Archives: The Sea Gypsies of the Andaman Sea – A British Library Project

(English) From the Archives: Tom Vater’s On the Trail with the Bush Meat Hunters republished

(English) The Most Secret Place on Earth – The CIA’s Covert War in Laos – Trailer

Trailer The Vietnam War was the most intensely televised war ever. However, next door in neighboring Laos, the longest and largest air war in human history was underway, which eventually made Laos the most bombed country on earth. The Secret War was the largest operation ever conducted by the CIA, yet to this day, hardly […]

(English) Savants of the Sea Engulfed by Politics – Thailand’s Sea Nomads’ Post-Tsunami challenges

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