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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.
Thailand Braces for Fresh Round of Pro-Democracy Protests
October 13, 2020

Thailand Braces for Fresh Round of Pro-Democracy Protests

By Sebastian Strangio
Protest organizers have vowed to keep up the pressure on the administration of Prayut Chan-o-cha, which is showing few signs of compromising.

As Thailand’s Protests Gather Momentum, What is the Endgame?
September 30, 2020

As Thailand’s Protests Gather Momentum, What is the Endgame?

By David Hutt
For those wanting a democratic Thailand, is it more important to keep the military in its barracks or the king in his palaces?

What Lies Behind Thailand’s Hashtag Republicanism?
September 29, 2020

What Lies Behind Thailand’s Hashtag Republicanism?

By Sebastian Strangio
The trending call for a republic hinted at the depth of discontent running beneath the current protest movement.

In Bangkok, Protests Again Take Aim at the Monarchy
September 21, 2020

In Bangkok, Protests Again Take Aim at the Monarchy

By Sebastian Strangio
The weekend's demonstrations indicate that the momentum for political reform is unlikely to dissipate any time soon.

Southeast Asian Parliamentarians Face Chilly Political Climate
September 15, 2020

Southeast Asian Parliamentarians Face Chilly Political Climate

By Sebastian Strangio
The region’s authoritarian turn has made life difficult for lawmakers opposing entrenched political interests.
Thailand Delays Controversial Chinese Sub Purchase
September 02, 2020

Thailand Delays Controversial Chinese Sub Purchase

By Sebastian Strangio
The move comes at a time when key Thai institutions, including the military and monarchy, are under close public scrutiny.

Has Thailand’s Monarchy Got What it Takes to Endure?
September 01, 2020

Has Thailand’s Monarchy Got What it Takes to Endure?

By Sebastian Strangio
The throne’s sacred aura has faded under the reign of the vain and unstable King Vajiralongkorn.

Prayut’s Ukraine Tank Deal Defense Highlights Thailand’s Broader Security Challenge
March 03, 2020

Prayut’s Ukraine Tank Deal Defense Highlights Thailand’s Broader Security Challenge

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The premier’s defense of the deal in parliament was just the latest manifestation of heightened scrutiny on Thailand's defense policy.

Thailand: Thousands Run Against Dictatorship in Big Political Demonstration
January 14, 2020

Thailand: Thousands Run Against Dictatorship in Big Political Demonstration

By Associated Press
A protest in the Thai capital over the weekend constituted one of the biggest political demonstrations of its kind in years.
Thailand Defense Industry Ambition in the Headlines With Technology Transfer Prioritization
November 06, 2019

Thailand Defense Industry Ambition in the Headlines With Technology Transfer Prioritization

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The development reinforces the government’s determination to make inroads despite the challenges that confront it.

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