Thailand’s Pseudo-Democracy Has Become a Reality

September 13, 2016

Has the August referendum cemented the Thai public's approval of a military government? On August 7, Thailand held the long-awaited referendum on its draft constitution. While the junta claims that the proposed constitution will usher in an era of peace and stability, critics argue that it...

Thailand is Headed Down a Dark Path

May 19, 2016

The culture of fear in Thailand today has cemented the nation’s status as an ailing democracy. The nations of Southeast Asia have collectively achieved a degree of notoriety for their structural instabilities—the typically gradual process of political change abandoned for recurring power...

Thailand is Playing a Game of Smoke and Mirrors

January 05, 2016

While British and American officials are coming into conflict with the military, Thailand’s relationship with the EU has been hit. With Thailand’s slow road back to democracy looking like it has no end in sight, the military junta led by former General Prayuth Chan-ocha is looking for ways...

Myanmar: Why is the Clergy Angry?

March 13, 2014

Why is Myanmar silent over the plight of Rohingyas? A United Nations (UN) statement in January demanding an impartial probe into the killings of Muslims by Buddhists in Myanmar, has once again brought the issue of Rohingyas — widely accepted as the most persecuted minority group — to...