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Myanmar Apologizes After Jet Fighter Violated Thai Airspace
July 01, 2022

Myanmar Apologizes After Jet Fighter Violated Thai Airspace

By Sebastian Strangio
The aircraft strayed into Thai airspace on the same day as a Thai military delegation traveled to Naypyidaw for border talks.

Leading Thai Opposition Figure Charged With Royal Defamation
June 22, 2022

Leading Thai Opposition Figure Charged With Royal Defamation

By Sebastian Strangio
Piyabutr Saengkanokkul is the second former leader of the banned Future Forward Party to be charged under Section 112 of the Criminal Code.
Thailand’s Bhumjaithai Party: The Dark Horse
June 16, 2022

Thailand’s Bhumjaithai Party: The Dark Horse

By Tita Sanglee
Despite not running candidates in this year's by-elections, Anutin Charnivakul's party is quietly gathering political momentum.

Thai PM Meets US Defense Secretary in a Bid to Advance Security Ties
June 14, 2022

Thai PM Meets US Defense Secretary in a Bid to Advance Security Ties

By Sebastian Strangio
The meeting reflects a palpable warming of relations between Bangkok and Washington.

For Medicinal and Other Purposes, Cannabis Makes a Return to Thailand
June 09, 2022

For Medicinal and Other Purposes, Cannabis Makes a Return to Thailand

By Luke Hunt
Thailand becomes the first country in Southeast Asia to decriminalize marijuana.

Thai Police Sentenced to Life for Killing Drug Suspect
June 08, 2022

Thai Police Sentenced to Life for Killing Drug Suspect

By Tassanee Vejpongsa
Allegations of corruption and rough treatment of suspects by police in Thailand are not unusual, but a video leaked of the fatal assault last year, prompting action.

India is the Key to Boosting Thailand’s Post-Pandemic Recovery
June 02, 2022

India is the Key to Boosting Thailand’s Post-Pandemic Recovery

By Tita Sanglee
The country is already leading the recovery of the tourism industry, but there are many more areas of untapped potential.
Export Body Casts Doubt on Thailand-Vietnam Rice Cartel Plan
May 31, 2022

Export Body Casts Doubt on Thailand-Vietnam Rice Cartel Plan

By Sebastian Strangio
Last week, a Thai official said that Thailand and Vietnam were considering forming a cartel in order to raise rice prices and increase farmer income.

Thai Mekong Campaigner Awarded Prominent Environmental Prize
May 26, 2022

Thai Mekong Campaigner Awarded Prominent Environmental Prize

By Sebastian Strangio
The efforts of Niwat Roykaew, known commonly as “Khru Ti,” were instrumental in halting a China-led channel deepening project.

Thailand’s Democrat Party: The Gloomy Light at the End of the Tunnel
May 24, 2022

Thailand’s Democrat Party: The Gloomy Light at the End of the Tunnel

By Punchada Sirivunnabood
A mere 11 years after its last term in government, the country's oldest party finds itself in the political wilderness.

Reformist Independent Scores Decisive Win in Bangkok Governor Election
May 23, 2022

Reformist Independent Scores Decisive Win in Bangkok Governor Election

By Sebastian Strangio
Chadchart Sittipunt's victory points to the deep reservoir of discontent with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's military-backed coalition government.
Thailand’s Evolving Defense Relations With Japan
May 19, 2022

Thailand’s Evolving Defense Relations With Japan

By Tita Sanglee
For years, Japan and Thailand have enjoyed close relations in all areas bar one: defense. That is beginning to change.

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