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My Debate with the Thai Embassy Over Free Expression and the Monarchy

by Joshua Kurlantzick
June 29, 2012

A protester holds up a portrait of Thailand's King Bhumibol during a rally in front of the U.S. embassy in Bangkok December 16, 2011. A protester holds up a portrait of Thailand's King Bhumibol during a rally in front of the U.S. embassy in Bangkok December 16, 2011 (Sukree Sukplang/Courtesy Reuters).

In a recent piece for Foreign Policy, “Bangkok Blues,” I explored the numerous factors that have led to the rapid decline of democracy in Thailand over the past six years. Yesterday, the Royal Thai Embassy submitted its rebuttal to my piece. You can read their response in its entirety here.

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