Michal Kouřil

is a graduate of the Asian Studies and International Relations Programe of Metroplitan University Prague. During the 2014–2015 academic year he spent one semester at Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University in Bangkok, Thailand, where he was working on his master’s thesis on the subject of the current role of the Golden Triangle in the international drug trade. He has completed a number of field researches in Myanmar and northern Thailand with the support of the MUP grant system. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of International Relations in Prague. In 2018, he spent half a year as a visiting research fellow at Thammasat University in Bangkok. His research interests include armed conflicts and drug geopolitics in Southeast Asia.

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