Bottom Line Up Front Last week 15 people were killed and five others wounded in an insurgent attack on a checkpoint in southern Thailand, home to a long-simmering low-intensity conflict. The ethnic Malay Muslim insurgency against the Buddhist Thai majority in the southernmost reaches of the country is among ...

  Bottom Line Up Front A growing number of countries are taking steps to limit internet access for their citizens to suppress unrest and anti-government protests. The Algerian government has tried to shut down internet access ahead of elections, but the restrictions have failed to prevent the spread of protests. ...

After seventy years of rule, Thailand’s King Bhumibol has passed away. As a public figure with largely ceremonial power, he promoted Thailand’s rural development and provided a source of political stability. The Cipher Brief's Will Edwards spoke with Rafael Frankel, Vice President of Bower Group Asia, to learn more about ...

The recent series of coordinated bombings that rocked several of Thailand’s popular tourist spots occurred amid an atmosphere of heightened tension within the country. Years of political unrest, the rise of the military junta, and a roll-back of democratic liberties have complicated the process of discerning who perpetrated the attacks ...

Ten years ago, Thailand was enjoying a prolonged and robust economic and political revival following the Asian Financial Crisis that decimated its economy and gave birth to the 1997 Constitution, a document granting strong civilian control over the government and an important place for civil society in guaranteeing human and ...

Since the coup of 2014, the Thai political situation has greatly deteriorated, particularly the violations of basic human rights. The U.S. government has imposed sanctions against the military regime of General Prayuth Chan-ocha, but they were criticised as being too soft.  To lessen the impacts of Western sanctions, Thailand has ...