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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 Lawmakers Debate Demands for Constitutional Changes
November 17, 2020

Thai Lawmakers Debate Demands for Constitutional Changes

By Associated Press
The government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is hoping to defuse protesters' calls for far-reaching reform.

Thailand Protests at a Tipping Point
November 17, 2020

Thailand Protests at a Tipping Point

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Tamara Loos.

Thai Protesters Rally Again, Promoting a Diversity of Causes
November 16, 2020

Thai Protesters Rally Again, Promoting a Diversity of Causes

By Associated Press
Some 20 groups called the rally at Bangkok's Democracy Monument this weekend under the name "Mob Fest.”

With Petition Drive, Thailand’s Protests Settle Into Stalemate
November 09, 2020

With Petition Drive, Thailand’s Protests Settle Into Stalemate

By Sebastian Strangio
As protesters address their demands to the king, Thailand's military-royalist establishment is banking that the demonstrations will peter out.

“We Are the Destiny You Cannot Avoid”: Thailand’s Prospects for Political Change
November 04, 2020

“We Are the Destiny You Cannot Avoid”: Thailand’s Prospects for Political Change

By Sasiwan Chingchit
Social and technical trends suggest that the country has reached a historic political watershed.
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.

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.
Berlin Says Thailand’s King Cannot Reign From German Soil
October 09, 2020

Berlin Says Thailand’s King Cannot Reign From German Soil

By Sebastian Strangio
The warning from the German foreign minister comes as the Thai monarchy faces down increasing calls for reform.

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