June 02, 2023
Thailand’s Election: The Start of a New Chapter or Prelude to More Turmoil?
By Michio Ueda
How the change in voting tendencies among Bangkokians may indicate a national political shift.
May 12, 2023
Thai Elections Won’t Restore the Rule of Law
By Sirikan Charoensiri
A 15-year-old sits in detention for insulting the monarchy. With such cases in progress, the election this Sunday alone can’t be expected to put Thailand back on track.
May 12, 2023
Uyghurs Call on Thailand To Stop Detention of Uyghur Refugees
By Tasnim Nazeer
The deaths of two Uyghur refugees in a detention center in Thailand shed light on the grave injustice that is the continued imprisonment of Uyghurs.
April 01, 2023
Members of Exiled Chinese Church Detained in Thailand
By Tian Macleod Ji and David Rising
Members of the Shenzhen Holy Reformed Church, also called the Mayflower Church, came to Thailand in 2022 seeking asylum.
January 10, 2023
With High Hopes, Thailand Welcomes Chinese Tourists’ Return
By Chalida Ekvitthayavechnukul and Tied McLeod Ji
In 2019, before the pandemic, around 11 million Chinese visited Thailand each year.
August 17, 2022
Thailand’s Restive South Hit by Wave of Arson and Bombings
By Sumeth Panpetch
More than 7,300 people have been killed since the insurgency began in 2004 in Thailand’s south.
June 08, 2022
Thai Police Sentenced to Life for Killing Drug Suspect
By Tassanee Vejpongsa
Allegations of corruption and rough treatment of suspects by police in Thailand are not unusual, but a video leaked of the fatal assault last year, prompting action.
January 26, 2022
Thai Prime Minister Arrives in Saudi Arabia, Easing Diamond Heist Row
By Isabel Debre
The official visit by Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to Riyadh signals the nations are seeking to thaw ties, long chilled by 1989 Blue Diamond affair.
November 25, 2021
APEC 2022: Time and Momentum Are Not On Thailand’s Side
By Tita Sanglee
In the face of mounting domestic concerns, Thailand will have a hard time trying to smoothly run APEC meetings in 2022.
November 01, 2021
On the Eve of Reopening, Thai Protesters Take to the Streets Again
By Cory Wright
Protesters’ demands remain the same: a constitutional overhaul, new elections and a reform of the monarchy.
August 25, 2021
Thailand Legalizes Kratom, Popular Plant-based Painkiller
By Chalida Ekvitthayavechnukul
The plant, native to Southeast Asia, is used as a mild stimulant and painkiller.
August 09, 2021
Thai Protesters Face Off With Police in Bangkok
By Cory Wright
Despite COVID risks, protesters took to the streets of Thailand's capital once more to call for the prime minister's ouster and decry the government's pandemic response.
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