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Don’t Expect Democracy in Thailand Anytime Soon
February 08, 2018
Don’t Expect Democracy in Thailand Anytime Soon
Repeated election delays are the product of a fierce power struggle that is still ongoing.
Don’t Expect Democracy in Thailand Anytime Soon
Defending Free Speech in ASEAN
January 23, 2017
Defending Free Speech in ASEAN
There have been some troubling regional developments on the issue of late.
Defending Free Speech in ASEAN
The Real Danger of Cambodia’s ‘Gay King’ Episode
January 12, 2017
The Real Danger of Cambodia’s ‘Gay King’ Episode
A recent incident could have broader implications for democracy and human rights in the country.
The Real Danger of Cambodia’s ‘Gay King’ Episode
The Darker Side of Thai Royalism 
October 26, 2016
The Darker Side of Thai Royalism 
While most Thais mourn their late king with decorum, a sinister ultra-royalism rears its ugly head.
The Darker Side of Thai Royalism 
The Truth About Thailand's Social Media Surveillance
October 03, 2016
The Truth About Thailand's Social Media Surveillance
The targeting of government critics is yet another concern in post-coup Thailand.
The Truth About Thailand's Social Media Surveillance
Battling Thailand’s <i>Lese Majeste</i> Crackdown
January 16, 2016
Battling Thailand’s Lese Majeste Crackdown
Thai Lawyers for Human Rights is on the frontlines of challenging the junta’s clampdown on abuses against the monarchy.
Battling Thailand’s Lese Majeste Crackdown
 U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Investigated for Lèse Majesté
December 19, 2015
U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Investigated for Lèse Majesté
It is a move that does not augur well for U.S.-Thailand relations.
U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Investigated for Lèse Majesté
US Envoy to Thailand Under Lese Majeste Probe
December 09, 2015
US Envoy to Thailand Under Lese Majeste Probe
Glyn Davies reportedly in hot water with the junta just months after taking up new post.
US Envoy to Thailand Under Lese Majeste Probe
New US Envoy to Thailand Walks Tightrope Amid Alliance Strain
December 04, 2015
New US Envoy to Thailand Walks Tightrope Amid Alliance Strain
US-Thai relations have entered a new tumultuous phase.
New US Envoy to Thailand Walks Tightrope Amid Alliance Strain
Asia’s ‘Unruly’ Children
July 31, 2015
Asia’s ‘Unruly’ Children
Understanding cultural hegemony in Asia highlights the difficulties faced by young progressives fighting for change.
Asia’s ‘Unruly’ Children
Southeast Asian Laws That Ought to Be Repealed in 2015
December 16, 2014
Southeast Asian Laws That Ought to Be Repealed in 2015
The region is not short on laws that impinge on human rights. Here are some that need urgent attention.
Southeast Asian Laws That Ought to Be Repealed in 2015
Guns, Courts and Dirty Politics Puts Thailand Back on Edge
April 25, 2014
Guns, Courts and Dirty Politics Puts Thailand Back on Edge
The killing of an activist adds to tensions in a country that some believe is sliding towards civil war.
Guns, Courts and Dirty Politics Puts Thailand Back on Edge
Assessing the Relevance of Southeast Asia’s Monarchies
April 23, 2013
Assessing the Relevance of Southeast Asia’s Monarchies
Southeast Asia’s monarchies stand at a crossroads of socio-political change.
Assessing the Relevance of Southeast Asia’s Monarchies
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