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Thai Government Readies Legal Shackles for Civil Society
May 07, 2021

Thai Government Readies Legal Shackles for Civil Society

By Sebastian Strangio
If passed, the law will be used to target organizations deemed to threaten Thailand's entrenched political elite.

Thailand’s COVID-19 Cases Skyrocket, Eroding Support for Prayut Government
April 29, 2021

Thailand’s COVID-19 Cases Skyrocket, Eroding Support for Prayut Government

By Tita Sanglee
After containing COVID-19 for most of 2020, the Thai government is coming under increasing pressure for its slow response to the latest outbreak.
Duterte Joins Thai PM on the Sidelines of ASEAN Myanmar Summit
April 23, 2021

Duterte Joins Thai PM on the Sidelines of ASEAN Myanmar Summit

By Sebastian Strangio
The leaders' absence doesn't bode well for ASEAN's ability to muster a united front against Myanmar's junta.

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.

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