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Thailand Coup Turns 1, Brass Stay Put

Thailand will mark a bleak anniversary on Friday, May 22, the date in 2014 that Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha brought down a democratically elected government for good. In the intervening year, the military has tigh... Read More...
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Thai ‘Reform,’ 1984 Style

Just as the dictatorship in George Orwell’s book “1984” claimed that "war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength," the Thai junta is claiming that a military dictatorship that destroyed democracy i... Read More...
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Thai Generals Go After Exiles and Academics

The Thai Foreign Ministry in Bangkok has called home Thai ambassadors and consuls general from 22 countries in a bid to find ways to work with their host countries to repatriate academics and others critical of the junta. Many in academic or other posts ove... Read More...
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Thaksin’s Enduring Appeal

It would be hard to imagine another country anywhere that would see thousands of well-educated and seemingly middle-class people march to the streets demanding not more but less democracy. But the current prote... Read More...
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Thailand’s Opposition Democrats Go Rogue

Thailand’s opposition Democrat Party, having tasted success in stopping a blanket amnesty that would have allowed fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to return from exile, are turning to the viole... Read More...