The Tyranny of SE Asia's Establishment
November 08, 2014
The Tyranny of SE Asia's Establishment
The "old middle class" in Southeast Asia is turning against democracy in a bid to protect its interests.
The Tyranny of SE Asia's Establishment
India Develops Long-Endurance, Low-Altitute UAV
October 02, 2014
India Develops Long-Endurance, Low-Altitute UAV
Plus, a Chinese sub heads to the Gulf of Aden, Russia takes France to court, and more. Mid-week links.
India Develops Long-Endurance, Low-Altitute UAV
The New Thailand-Myanmar Axis
July 29, 2014
The New Thailand-Myanmar Axis
With China’s backing, post-coup Thailand and Myanmar-- ASEAN's quasi-democracies-- are moving closer together.
The New Thailand-Myanmar Axis
Enemies of the Coup: Fugitives of the Thai Junta
July 03, 2014
Enemies of the Coup: Fugitives of the Thai Junta
The Diplomat's Zachary Keck speaks with Dr. Pavin Chachavalpongpun, a fugitive of the Thai Junta.
Enemies of the Coup: Fugitives of the Thai Junta
Europe Must Support Democracy in Thailand
July 03, 2014
Europe Must Support Democracy in Thailand
The EU should continue to stand up to Thai’s coup leaders and push for the restoration of democracy.
Europe Must Support Democracy in Thailand
Thai Military Declares Martial Law, Denies Coup
May 20, 2014
Thai Military Declares Martial Law, Denies Coup
The Thai military has declared martial law, deployed in the streets of Bangkok and seized media outlets.
Thai Military Declares Martial Law, Denies Coup
In Thailand, Mass Protests Against Democracy
January 14, 2014
In Thailand, Mass Protests Against Democracy
Mass demonstrations for democracy are quite common. Rarely have we seen people take to the streets to oppose democracy.
In Thailand, Mass Protests Against Democracy
Can the King’s Speech Pacify Thailand?
December 05, 2013
Can the King’s Speech Pacify Thailand?
While offering a temporary respite from the protests, the aging King cannot solve the broader issues dividing Thailand.
Can the King’s Speech Pacify Thailand?
Thai Dance Students Go Back to School with New York’s Battery Dance Company
October 10, 2013
Thai Dance Students Go Back to School with New York’s Battery Dance Company
Western dance workshop in Thailand underscores cultural differences.
Thai Dance Students Go Back to School with New York’s Battery Dance Company
Harrison Ford and Rihanna: Environmental Crusaders?
September 27, 2013
Harrison Ford and Rihanna: Environmental Crusaders?
Western celebrities have ruffled official feathers over the environment in Thailand and Indonesia.
Harrison Ford and Rihanna: Environmental Crusaders?
Thai Tear-Jerker Video Goes Viral
September 18, 2013
Thai Tear-Jerker Video Goes Viral
A Thai mobile company’s video advert has the whole world crying.
Thai Tear-Jerker Video Goes Viral
Bangkok Bling: Thailand’s Shopaholics Speak
September 02, 2013
Bangkok Bling: Thailand’s Shopaholics Speak
Thai super shoppers seem to embrace the news that more luxury malls are coming.
Bangkok Bling: Thailand’s Shopaholics Speak
Philippine Floods: Benigno Visits Hard-Hit Areas
August 22, 2013
Philippine Floods: Benigno Visits Hard-Hit Areas
Plus, Thai police have increased their efforts to crack down on illegal street racing. Thursday ASEAN links.
Philippine Floods: Benigno Visits Hard-Hit Areas
Thailand’s Proposed Amnesty Law Sows Seeds of Discontent
August 07, 2013
Thailand’s Proposed Amnesty Law Sows Seeds of Discontent
Protestors are filling Bangkok’s streets, calling for justice for past political bloodshed.
Thailand’s Proposed Amnesty Law Sows Seeds of Discontent
Southeast Asia Scales Down on Subsidies
July 03, 2013
Southeast Asia Scales Down on Subsidies
Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia have recently downgraded key subsidies. Public response is mixed.
Southeast Asia Scales Down on Subsidies
Indy Thai Literature Struggles to Find Its Voice
July 01, 2013
Indy Thai Literature Struggles to Find Its Voice
Bangkok may be World Book Capital for 2013, but support for independent bookstores and publishers lags.
Indy Thai Literature Struggles to Find Its Voice
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