How the West is Trying to Recreate Myanmar’s Crisis in Thailand

How the West is Trying to Recreate Myanmar’s Crisis in Thailand

Media platforms either directly funded by the United States government or by their political proxies in Thailand, including US-funded Prachatai and Khao Sod English, have begun investing increasing amounts of energy into fueling a currently non-existent sectarian divide in Thai society. They are concentrating their efforts in promoting the activities of a small anti-Muslim movement…

US Policymakers Seek “New Thailand” Amid Asian Pivot

US Policymakers Seek “New Thailand” Amid Asian Pivot

With the passing of Thailand’s head of state, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, a universally revered cultural and pragmatic leader for the last 70 years, Thailand’s enemies see an opportunity in what they perceive as a void in national unity. Throughout Washington’s policy circles, several articles containing analysis have been circulated regarding an opportunity for “change” or a…

The West’s War on Thailand’s Next King

The West’s War on Thailand’s Next King

The first fatal mistake Western observers make when attempting to describe Thailand’s monarchy monarchy is comparing it to European, or worse yet, Arabian institutions. It is neither. With the passing of the universally revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the upcoming coronation of his successor, Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, Western observers are indulging deeply in this mistake…

This is how the CIA’s first captive after 9/11 described his years of torture

This is how the CIA’s first captive after 9/11 described his years of torture

In the evening, while he was held captive at a secret CIA black site in Thailand, the high-value detainee Zayn al-Ibidin Muhammed Husayn said his interrogators would torture him by confining him to a large, six-foot-tall black wooden box in “extremely uncomfortably positions.” Other times, they would force him to spend hours in a small…