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With Eye to Next Election, Thai Government Tweaks Voting Rules
September 13, 2021

With Eye to Next Election, Thai Government Tweaks Voting Rules

By Sebastian Strangio
The election tweaks, which will benefit larger parties, are designed to solidify the control of Prime Minister Prayut's government.

Thai Leader Survives No-Confidence Motion, but Political Liabilities Remain
September 06, 2021

Thai Leader Survives No-Confidence Motion, but Political Liabilities Remain

By Sebastian Strangio
The result was expected, but the former Thai general continues to struggle with a steep legitimacy deficit.
Thai Parliamentary No-Confidence Debate Targets Government’s COVID-19 Response
September 01, 2021

Thai Parliamentary No-Confidence Debate Targets Government’s COVID-19 Response

By Sebastian Strangio
While it is unlikely to unseat Prayut Chan-o-cha, the debate will allow the opposition to exact a political cost from the government for its handling of the pandemic.

Bangkok ‘Car Mob’ Renews Call for Thai PM’s Resignation
August 30, 2021

Bangkok ‘Car Mob’ Renews Call for Thai PM’s Resignation

By Sebastian Strangio
After weeks of socially distanced car protests, activists are gearing up for a new campaign of in-person demonstrations.

Thai Protesters Engage in Violent Clashes With Riot Police
August 12, 2021

Thai Protesters Engage in Violent Clashes With Riot Police

By Sebastian Strangio
Anti-government demonstrations have sputtered back to life, but Prime Minister Prayut’s administration shows no signs of giving ground.

Thai Police Forcefully Disperse Protesters Demanding PM’s Resignation
July 19, 2021

Thai Police Forcefully Disperse Protesters Demanding PM’s Resignation

By Sebastian Strangio
Simmering anti-government sentiment has been compounded by Prayut's failures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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