Regions / Thailand
From declining worker protections to violent labor trafficking and ethnic cleansing, the dark underbelly of Southeast Asia's "tiger economies" is on full display this year.
Stateless refugees from Burma are risking death, rape, and drowning by the thousands on a risky escape to Malaysia.
The shrimp at your supermarket might have been caught by men who live in cages.
Fighting corruption is a proven means to reduce inequality. But the issue has often been co-opted by elites looking to do just the opposite.
Despite the lip service given to democracy the world over, coups remain a popular last resort. Here's why.
Outnumbered by the country's rural voters, Thailand's once vibrantly democratic urban middle class has embraced an elitist, antidemocratic agenda.
In a society in upheaval, just who are "the People"?
Clashes of colors — red shirts vs. yellow shirts in Thailand, a faded orange revolution in Ukraine — have many people reaching for the rainbow in response.
As the economies of Southeast Asia integrate, Thailand's social divide is as stark as ever.
When the losing party in an election resorts to extra-legal measures, democracy is threatened and secession may follow.