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Thailand to Boost Prison Capacity Amid Political Crackdown
March 12, 2021

Thailand to Boost Prison Capacity Amid Political Crackdown

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement follows the arrest of nearly 400 people in connection to the ongoing pro-democracy protest movement.

Thai Court Jails More Pro-Democracy Activists on Royal Defamation Charges
March 10, 2021

Thai Court Jails More Pro-Democracy Activists on Royal Defamation Charges

By Sebastian Strangio
The decision is designed to prevent the leaders from playing any active role in the ongoing political protest movement.
The Thai Playbook for Myanmar’s Coup Leaders
February 09, 2021

The Thai Playbook for Myanmar’s Coup Leaders

By Zachary Abuza
Myanmar's generals could look to their eastern neighbor for tips on how to preserve their hold on power.

Thailand Orders Restrictions as COVID-19 Cluster Spreads
January 05, 2021

Thailand Orders Restrictions as COVID-19 Cluster Spreads

By Sebastian Strangio
Coming after months of successful containment, the outbreak in Thailand suggests the fragility of victories over COVID-19.

US Senate Resolution Voices Support for Thai Protesters
December 04, 2020

US Senate Resolution Voices Support for Thai Protesters

By Sebastian Strangio
But making such support U.S. policy would undoubtedly create tensions between Washington and Bangkok.

Thai Prime Minister Acquitted of Ethics Breach, Retains Post
December 03, 2020

Thai Prime Minister Acquitted of Ethics Breach, Retains Post

By Associated Press
A nine-judge panel agreed with the army that retired senior officers such as Prayut are allowed to stay in army housing in recognition of their service.

Thailand Protesters Gather as Government Weaponizes Lese Majeste 
November 27, 2020

Thailand Protesters Gather as Government Weaponizes Lese Majeste 

By Tyler Roney
Protest groups change venue to keep the peace as authorities resurrect the notorious Article 112.
As Protests Grow, Thailand’s Authorities Dust Off Royal Defamation Law
November 25, 2020

As Protests Grow, Thailand’s Authorities Dust Off Royal Defamation Law

By Sebastian Strangio
This revival of lese-majeste law marks an escalation in the authorities’ campaign against rising pro-democracy protests.

Thai Protesters, Police Clash as MPs Mull Charter Change
November 18, 2020

Thai Protesters, Police Clash as MPs Mull Charter Change

By Associated Press
The parliamentary session is Prime Minister Prayut's way of seizing the initiative after months of anti-government protesters.

Thai Parliament Opens Special Session Over Anti-Government Protests
October 26, 2020

Thai Parliament Opens Special Session Over Anti-Government Protests

By Sebastian Strangio
Despite its lifting of a state of emergency last week, there are reasons to doubt the government's willingness to reform.

Defying State of Emergency, Thailand Student Protests Roll Onward
October 19, 2020

Defying State of Emergency, Thailand Student Protests Roll Onward

By Sebastian Strangio
Thailand student protesters are increasingly drawing support – and tactics – from Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement.
Thailand Imposes ‘Severe’ State of Emergency to Quash Pro-Democracy Protests
October 15, 2020

Thailand Imposes ‘Severe’ State of Emergency to Quash Pro-Democracy Protests

By Sebastian Strangio
While the move will dampen public protests, it will do little to address the concerns that have pushed so many Thais into the streets.

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