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Editorial: The Real Tragedy Of 2010 Crackdown

It was the Democrat administration who ordered the crackdown in 2010, but the Pheu Thai government has also failed to address the suffering of those affected by the violence.

Indonesian Military Reform Shows Thailand Not Without Hope

That Thailand currently has lost it credibility to talk about democracy three years after the coup was evident in its conspicuous omission at a...

Deep South Conflict Perpetuated by Willful Ignorance

BANGKOK — A group often overlooked when considering the Deep South’s ongoing separatist conflict is the kingdom’s majority Thai Buddhists.

Golf Delivers Plenty of Tales From the Tour in 2017

Brooks Koepka is tweaking his schedule next year to play Pebble Beach, which only makes sense.

The Challenge of Russia’s Decline

By Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

Unable to Confront Present or Examine Past Means What Future for Thailand?

It was painful watching famed social critic struggle Sulak Sivaraksa walk haltingly with his cane. More painful was seeing the 84-year-old man, wracked by...

China’s Monetary-Policy Choice

By Zhang Jun

Note To Readers: Lese Majeste and Self-Censorship

From the Editors

Battle for Collective Political Memory Rages On

May is a loaded month for Thai politics. In 1992, from May 17 to 20, hundreds of thousands rose up against military dictator Suchinda Kraprayoon, who made himself prime minister, to demand the country be led by one elected by the people. Fifty-two people mostly drawn from the middle class, according to the official account, were mowed down and hundreds others injured, mostly by military gunfire. Suchinda granted himself immunity before resigning.

Hospital Explosion Exposes Depth of Distrust

Less than 48 hours after Monday’s bomb at a military-owned hospital in Bangkok which left 25 injured, it was far from clear who had...

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