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Thaksin and Move Forward: Downplaying Their Problems?

Thaksin and Move Forward: Downplaying Their Problems?

By Tita Sanglee
The controversial release of the former prime minister has presented the progressive MFP with a political opportunity.

Following Release, Thailand’s Thaksin Welcomes Former Cambodian PM

Following Release, Thailand’s Thaksin Welcomes Former Cambodian PM

By Sebastian Strangio
The former Thai leader established a close relationship with Hun Sen during his 15 years in self-exile.
Former Thai PM Thaksin Freed on Parole After 6 Months

Former Thai PM Thaksin Freed on Parole After 6 Months

By Sebastian Strangio
As controversy over his parole simmers, attention turns to what influence the controversial former leader will have over Thai politics.

The Self-Defeating Nature of Thailand’s ‘Soft Power’ Push

The Self-Defeating Nature of Thailand’s ‘Soft Power’ Push

By Mark S. Cogan
A genuine flowering of popular culture would inevitably showcase the repressive nature of the Thai state.

Is Southern Thailand Moving Toward Peace?

Is Southern Thailand Moving Toward Peace?

By Sebastian Strangio
Zachary Abuza of the National War College discusses the latest developments in long-running peace talks.

Pita Limjaroenrat’s Vision for Thailand

Pita Limjaroenrat’s Vision for Thailand

By Richard Yarrow and Saly Sirothphiphat
In an interview, the opposition MP discusses his political future and the way forward for Thailand.

Thai Activists Arrested After Royal Motorcade Confrontation

Thai Activists Arrested After Royal Motorcade Confrontation

By Sebastian Strangio
The charges follow an incident over the weekend in which monarchy reform activists and ultra-royalists engaged in a public brawl in Bangkok.
What Thaksin Shinawatra’s Parole Says About Thai Politics

What Thaksin Shinawatra’s Parole Says About Thai Politics

By Sebastian Strangio
The detained former PM's persecution and rehabilitation have both reflected the use of the country's administrative and legal system for political ends.

Jailed Former Thai PM Thaksin Gets Parole, Could Walk Free This Week

Jailed Former Thai PM Thaksin Gets Parole, Could Walk Free This Week

By Jintamas Saksornchai
The announcement brings an end to a two-decade war between Thaksin Shinawatra and the country's conservative establishment.

Detained Former Thai PM on List of Eligible Parolees, Reports Say

Detained Former Thai PM on List of Eligible Parolees, Reports Say

By Sebastian Strangio
Thaksin Shinawatra's name is on a list of 930 elderly inmates, who have been approved for parole due to ill health.

2 Thai Journalists Arrested for Covering Anti-Monarchist Temple Vandalism

2 Thai Journalists Arrested for Covering Anti-Monarchist Temple Vandalism

By Sebastian Strangio
The pair were charged as "accomplices" to an incident last March in which an activist spray-painted an anti-royalist message inside Bangkok's Grand Palace.
Myanmar Humanitarian Corridor to Be Established Soon, Thai FM Says

Myanmar Humanitarian Corridor to Be Established Soon, Thai FM Says

By Sebastian Strangio
But the ASEAN-endorsed aid plan will be tightly constrained by its reliance on the cooperation of Myanmar's military junta.

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