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Suspending Lèse Majesté Could Actually Strengthen Thailand’s Monarchy
June 25, 2020

Suspending Lèse Majesté Could Actually Strengthen Thailand’s Monarchy

By David Hutt
Free speech could even get worse because of the suspension of lèse majesté.

A Softer Approach From Thailand’s Sophisticated Monarch
June 06, 2020

A Softer Approach From Thailand’s Sophisticated Monarch

By Pavin Chachavalpongpun
Leaving the leveling of lèse-majesté cases behind, the Thai government has found softer ways to control criticism. 
Thai Activists Use Light Show to Jog Memories of Crackdown
May 13, 2020

Thai Activists Use Light Show to Jog Memories of Crackdown

By Associated Press
Sunday's light projections from a van avoided breaching rules against gatherings that were enacted to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. 

Thailand’s Lost Youth
April 21, 2020

Thailand’s Lost Youth

By David Hutt
A Thai born in 1990 has now experienced 3 economic crises, 2 military coups, and countless constitutional changes. Small wonder discontent is boiling over.

Thailand: Election Commission to Press Criminal Charges Against Opposition Leader
March 12, 2020

Thailand: Election Commission to Press Criminal Charges Against Opposition Leader

By Associated Press
The commission announced Wednesday that Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the now-defunct Future Forward Party, had knowingly violated the law when he ran for office without divesting himself of a mass media company by a legal deadline.

Thailand’s Future Forward Verdict Leaves Pro-Democracy Movement in Limbo
February 27, 2020

Thailand’s Future Forward Verdict Leaves Pro-Democracy Movement in Limbo

By Andrew Nachemson
Though the dissolution of a major political party may feel like a final act, it has in fact left the party and the wider pro-democracy movement in limbo in the country’s politics.

Thailand Court Orders Popular Opposition Party Dissolved
February 21, 2020

Thailand Court Orders Popular Opposition Party Dissolved

By Associated Press
Thailand's Constitutional Court has ordered the popular opposition Future Forward Party dissolved,
Cambodia and Thailand: A Story of Swapping Transitions, or Something Else?
February 08, 2020

Cambodia and Thailand: A Story of Swapping Transitions, or Something Else?

By Andrew Nachemson
A closer look at the evolution of regime dynamics in the two countries in recent years.

Thailand Opposition Party Acquitted of Sedition Charge
January 21, 2020

Thailand Opposition Party Acquitted of Sedition Charge

By Associated Press

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.

For Thailand’s Progressives, It’s Been a Year of Trials and Tribulations
December 11, 2019

For Thailand’s Progressives, It’s Been a Year of Trials and Tribulations

By Chonlawit Sirikupt
Thanathorn’s removal foreshadows a sinister dismantling of opposition using a façade of checks and balances.
Thai Court Removes Pro-Democracy Politician From Parliament
November 21, 2019

Thai Court Removes Pro-Democracy Politician From Parliament

By Associated Press
Thanathorn of the Future Forward Party has long been a thorn in the side of Thailand’s royalist-military ruling class.

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