Thailand’s Persistent Political Tumult: 2010-2015

    In 2004, Thailand’s Pattani region experienced a noticeable spike in violence, perpetrated by Muslim separatist groups seeking autonomy. Over the past 11 years, this southern border region—encompassing the provinces of Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani— has been engulfed in a lingering unrest. Conflict analysts at Deep South Watch have defined the situation as one…

“Developed” Protests in Developing Contexts

Peaceful protests constitute 87% of recorded events in Cambodia and Vietnam. This may be reflective of the issues currently engaging these societies, but also, local media reporting is limited by strict state censorship. The state limits not only the publication of protests in local and international press but also often restricts public gatherings that could…