Mark S Cogan

Mark S. Cogan is Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan. He is a former communications specialist with the United Nations in Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East.
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The return of Article 112 means an increase in royalist witchhunts

The Royal Thai Police have summoned the leaders of the anti-government protesters to face charges of lèse majesté, stemming from comments made...

Protesters must not resort to violence no matter the provocation

Yesterday’s clashes near Thailand’s Parliament marked a turning point for the youth-led, pro-democracy movement.  More than 50 people were taken to hospital...

Opinion: It is time to defund the Thai police

Thai society has watched the Royal Thai Police commit acts of professional misconduct, brutality, corruption, and violations of human rights without action...

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The full list of protest leaders charged with violating Thailand’s lese majeste laws

In June, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha said King Vajiralongkorn has instructed the Thai government not to use Section 112 of the Criminal...

Doubts emerge about Thailand’s pursuit of AstraZeneca vaccine due to company’s ‘spotty disclosure’

A Ministry of Public Health official told Thai Enquirer on Thursday that the government's decision to buy a vaccine developed by British...

Panusaya talks to Thai Enquirer about inspirations and hopes after BBC nomination

Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul told Thai Enquirer that the fight for equality is her primary motivation and that she strives for a more...

Opinion: I stand by my friend Joshua Wong and the people of Hong Kong

On Monday, Joshua Wong was convicted along with two other pro-democracy leaders in Hong Kong of violating the law and holding an...

Thailand discovers four new cases of coronavirus in state quarantine on Wednesday

Thailand’s government said on Tuesday that it had discovered four cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours in state quarantine.