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3 years after coup, Thailand sees sporadic, unnerving unrest

FILE – In this Aug. 21, 2014, file photo, Thailand’s new Prime Minister Prayuth Chan–ocha, top right, salutes upon his arrival to attend an establishment anniversary of the 21st Infantry Regiment, Queen’s Guard, in Chonburi Province, Thailand. Three years after military leaders, led by Prayuth, overthrew a democratically elected government …

Thailand: Poking the Tiger | The Diplomat

Young student activists are unlikely to bring down the junta — but they can make its life more difficult. Activists in Thailand have a busy calendar. Throughout the year they solemnly mark anniversaries of key dates in the struggle to establish a meaningful democracy in the kingdom. The surfeit of …

Why Thailand Returned the Uyghurs | The Diplomat

The move, condemned by the UN, reflects an increasing alignment. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees recently challenged Thailand’s repatriations of Uyghurs to China. This act, under international law could be termed refoulement, the return of a victim to their persecutor. Why would Thailand do this? The answer reflects …

The Rice and Fall of Yingluck Shinawatra | The Diplomat

The former Thai prime minister faces a potential jail term over a bungled rice scheme. It was simple math for former businesswoman and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to win the July 2011 election and lead the Pheu Thai Party: Guarantee the procurement price of rice paddy for farmers at …