Coronavirus ‘Fake News’ Arrests Are Quieting Critics
In Southeast Asia, the coronavirus pandemic has provided a handy excuse for a clampdown on free speech.
In the Mekong, a Confluence of Calamities
Drought coupled with the coronavirus pandemic spells danger for food security.
Thais Show How to Beat China’s Online Army
A pop culture battle turned into a nationalist frenzy and a propaganda problem.
Coronavirus Has Started a Censorship Pandemic
Governments around the world are banning fake news about the crisis—and cracking down on their critics while they’re at it.
Tourists Dwindle as Thailand Readies for Coronavirus Threat
Billions of dollars are at stake as Bangkok walks the line between closing borders and angering Beijing.
Wuhan’s 11 Million People Face Quarantine as Virus Fears Spread
Trains and flights out of the central Chinese city have been canceled as the toll from a new coronavirus grows.
Chinese Propaganda Finds a Thai Audience
Popular newspapers are running copy straight from Beijing’s state media.
Thailand’s Groundhog Day
The recent election replayed a similar vote from 1992. And if the historical precedent is any guide, Thai politics are about to get even messier.
Thai Politics Has a Princess but No Storybook Endings
With elections coming, the junta still fears the specter of Thaksin Shinawatra.
FIFA Cares About Cash, Not Players
By allowing a refugee soccer player to remain stranded in Thailand, soccer’s governing body is scoring another own goal.
Mission Impossible: Inside the Dramatic Cave Rescue of a Thai Soccer Team
Two U.S. special operations airmen recall the ordeal.
Torture, Morality at Heart of Senate Hearing on Trump’s Pick to Head CIA
Gina Haspel dodges questions but appears headed toward narrow confirmation.
The King Is Dead, and Thailand’s Storybook Monarchy Might Be Next
As Thailand mourns its revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the public braces for an uncertain future.
Facebook Can’t Cope With the World It’s Created
Zuckerberg needs to stop courting Beijing and start paying attention to the countries where Facebook matters.
If Trump Forgets About Human Rights in Asia, the World Will Suffer
The United States ignores massive abuses at its own peril.