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Thai Prime Minister Arrives in Saudi Arabia, Easing Diamond Heist Row
January 26, 2022

Thai Prime Minister Arrives in Saudi Arabia, Easing Diamond Heist Row

By Isabel Debre
The official visit by Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to Riyadh signals the nations are seeking to thaw ties, long chilled by 1989 Blue Diamond affair.

Royalists Step Up Campaign Against Thai Chapter of Amnesty International
January 20, 2022

Royalists Step Up Campaign Against Thai Chapter of Amnesty International

By Sebastian Strangio
A network led by the ultraroyalist booster Seksakol Atthawong claims the rights group supports the abolition of the Thai monarchy.
UN Envoy Calls on Thailand to Step Up on Myanmar Crisis
January 19, 2022

UN Envoy Calls on Thailand to Step Up on Myanmar Crisis

By Sebastian Strangio
Noeleen Heyzer said that Thailand "has an important role in preventing further deterioration of the crisis in Myanmar."

Revisiting Thailand’s Involvement in the Cambodian Conflict
January 19, 2022

Revisiting Thailand’s Involvement in the Cambodian Conflict

By Tita Sanglee
The Cambodian leader's recent trip to Myanmar recalled the negotiations aimed at resolving his own country's conflict in the late 1980s.

Pavin Chachavalpongpun on the Strange Death of King Ananda Mahidol
January 11, 2022

Pavin Chachavalpongpun on the Strange Death of King Ananda Mahidol

By Sebastian Strangio
"Like a ghost from the past, the decades-old case continues to haunt the Thai monarchy and poses a threat to its stability."

Thailand Raises COVID-19 Alert Level as Neighbors Brace for Omicron Surge
January 07, 2022

Thailand Raises COVID-19 Alert Level as Neighbors Brace for Omicron Surge

By Sebastian Strangio
The fast-spreading coronavirus variant is clouding the region's economic recovery.

Prayut’s Popularity Plunges Further, But the Thai Public Can’t Name a Better Option
January 05, 2022

Prayut’s Popularity Plunges Further, But the Thai Public Can’t Name a Better Option

By Tita Sanglee
Despite boasting approval ratings of just 16 percent, the Thai prime minister's tenure seems set to drag on.
Thailand Wrestles With Omicron Variant Amid Holiday Spikes
January 05, 2022

Thailand Wrestles With Omicron Variant Amid Holiday Spikes

By Sebastian Strangio
Health authorities have recommended that the suspension of a quarantine-free travel scheme be extended until January 31.

To Fight COVID-19, Asia Increasingly Turns to Traditional Medicine
December 24, 2021

To Fight COVID-19, Asia Increasingly Turns to Traditional Medicine

By Tom Fawthrop
With vaccine access still uneven, many in Thailand, Vietnam, and beyond are looking for herbal treatments.

Thailand Suspends Quarantine-Free Travel Policy Due to Omicron Fears
December 22, 2021

Thailand Suspends Quarantine-Free Travel Policy Due to Omicron Fears

By Sebastian Strangio
The move came a day after the country's health authorities identified the first local transmission of the new variant.

Explaining Thailand’s Quiet Diplomacy in Myanmar
December 22, 2021

Explaining Thailand’s Quiet Diplomacy in Myanmar

By Tita Sanglee
Shared borders and longstanding military ties underpin the country's cautious approach since the coup.
Sino-Thai High-Speed Rail Project Takes Another Step Forward
December 21, 2021

Sino-Thai High-Speed Rail Project Takes Another Step Forward

By Sebastian Strangio
The Thai Transport Minister says the design for the second phase of the line is now complete.

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