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Thailand’s Protesters Want the World to Know #WhatsHappeningInThailand
October 22, 2020

Thailand’s Protesters Want the World to Know #WhatsHappeningInThailand

By Jake Black
Social media has played an important role in attracting international attention to the movement's struggle for reform.

Thai Protests Inspire Online Calls for Change Next Door in Laos
October 22, 2020

Thai Protests Inspire Online Calls for Change Next Door in Laos

By Sebastian Strangio
Thailand's social media-driven demonstrations have resonated on the far side of the Mekong River.
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.

Protesters Again Fill the Streets of Bangkok
October 15, 2020

Protesters Again Fill the Streets of Bangkok

By Cory Wright
Gathering at the Democracy Monument, protesters then marched on Government House, where the prime minister’s offices are located.

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.
Southeast Asia is Rushing Headlong Toward an ‘Asian Fall’
October 01, 2020

Southeast Asia is Rushing Headlong Toward an ‘Asian Fall’

By Daniel P. Grant
The U.S. government needs to prepare for a rash of political crises, as COVID-19 exposes the region's endemic governance failures.

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.

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit on the Struggle for a Free Thailand
September 24, 2020

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit on the Struggle for a Free Thailand

By Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit
Young Thais are becoming increasingly fed up with the stifling consensus and repeated military interventions in the country's politics.
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.

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