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Thailand Military Monopolizes Power, Crushes Liberty: Sadness, Not Happiness, Rules

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.19.2015 | Home
Doug Bandow

Thailand's best hope is genuine constitutional reform. Government power should be limited, especially to award economic favors. Federalism should rule, giving provinces more authority to serve communities at odds with the national government.

Thai Red Shirt Leader Gets 2-Year Jail Term For Insulting Ex-PM

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2015 | Home

BANGKOK, Jan 28 (Reuters) - A Thai court on Wednesday handed a two-year jail term to a leader of the "red shirt" opposition movement for defaming a ...

Thailand's Military Dictators Extend Hold on Power

Doug Bandow | Posted 03.14.2015 | Home
Doug Bandow

Thailand's capital has lost none of its frenetic motion or relaxed informality. But it is a bit quieter of late, with last year's demonstrators dispersed by the military. However, the junta, which took power in May, is not leaving.

Thailand Must Unclench its Fist

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Amsterdam

In the aftermath of the bloody repression of April and May 2010 which claimed the lives of close to 90 civilians, the Thai authorities cooed and purre...

Why the "Merchant of Death" Won't Ever See Trial

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Amsterdam

The recent decision by a Thai appeals court to extradite the alleged arms dealer Viktor Bout, touted as the "Merchant of Death" in popular books and m...

Thailand Sets a Poor Example to Burma

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Amsterdam

Long a staunch US ally and once a reliable partner in the region, under the nose of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Thailand has morphed into a threat to regional peace and serial human rights abuser.

Emergency Powers and Thailand's Internal Colonization

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Amsterdam

The emergency decree is still in force in 10 regions in Thailand, and allows authorities shut down media, freeze bank accounts and arrest citizens with no charges.

Thailand's Legitimacy Deficit

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Amsterdam

The U.S. policy toward Thailand is an exercise in pragmatic preservation and avoidance of open disagreement. A true ally should make reasonable requests to bolster long-term relations with the Thai people.

Stop Thailand's Free Fall Into the Abyss Now

Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon

I have watched Thailand's free fall into the abyss with deep sadness. At this very moment, Thais are killing Thais, and the situation is getting worse by the minute with no end in sight.

Thai Prime Minister Rules Out Talks With Thaksin After Rallies

Bangkok Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Monday ruled out holding any talks with exiled former leader Thaksin Shinawatra after last week's clashes with Tha...

Thai Government Declares National Holiday To Calm Protests

ABC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Thailand's Government has declared a national holiday today to try to limit the chaos being caused by tens of thousands of anti-government protesters ...

Thai Prime Minister Vows To Push Illegal Immigrants Out | AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva Thursday announced a crackdown on illegal immigration as he defended Thailand against allegations the military left a...

Thailand's New Prime Minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, Calls For Change In Burma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said Monday he wants to see change in military-ruled Burma, but indicated he would not change Thai policy to achieve ...

Abhisit Vejjajiva: Thailand's New Prime Minister

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Abhisit Vejjajiva, who heads the former opposition Democrat Party, became Thailand's new prime minister Monday. The AP reports that Abhisit is known t...