Thailand – The Case for Sanctions

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Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra speaks to reporters after arriving for a hearing in her trial, at the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions, in Bangkok, Thailand, 17 February 2016.

Thailand – The Case for Sanctions


Aesop told a fable in which a hunter searched for lion tracks. Along the way, he asked for help from a woodcutter, who enthusiastically replied that he could point the hunter to the lion itself. Terrified, the seemingly intrepid hunter turned pale and insisted that finding the lion’s footprints would suffice. As if mimicking the artificially courageous hunter, the European Union (EU) is in danger of also shying away from taking genuine action. As Aesop concludes, “The hero is brave in deeds as w...


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