Tense Times in Thailand
June 05, 2014
Tense Times in Thailand
Hoping to destroy the pro-Thaksin forces once and for all, the military is taking a much tougher line this time around.
Tense Times in Thailand
Understanding Thailand's Coup
June 02, 2014
Understanding Thailand's Coup
The Diplomat speaks with Dr. Vikram Nehru about the root causes of political tensions, the regional implications, and the fate of Thailand's democracy.
Understanding Thailand's Coup
Thailand: Guns, Not Butter
May 23, 2014
Thailand: Guns, Not Butter
Yesterday’s coup will not help an economy that is already struggling.
Thailand: Guns, Not Butter
Guns, Courts and Dirty Politics Puts Thailand Back on Edge
April 25, 2014
Guns, Courts and Dirty Politics Puts Thailand Back on Edge
The killing of an activist adds to tensions in a country that some believe is sliding towards civil war.
Guns, Courts and Dirty Politics Puts Thailand Back on Edge
No Winners, Only Losers in Thailand’s Elections
February 03, 2014
No Winners, Only Losers in Thailand’s Elections
Marred by protests, the weekend vote hardly signals the end of Thailand’s troubles.
No Winners, Only Losers in Thailand’s Elections
In Thailand, Mass Protests Against Democracy
January 14, 2014
In Thailand, Mass Protests Against Democracy
Mass demonstrations for democracy are quite common. Rarely have we seen people take to the streets to oppose democracy.
In Thailand, Mass Protests Against Democracy
The Top Asia-Pacific Stories for 2013
December 27, 2013
The Top Asia-Pacific Stories for 2013
The Diplomat's editors wrap up the top trends and stories from 2013 ahead of the New Year.
The Top Asia-Pacific Stories for 2013
Indonesian Men Freed after Allegedly Killing, Eating Orangutan
December 05, 2013
Indonesian Men Freed after Allegedly Killing, Eating Orangutan
Also: Thai protestors trade banners for brooms, nearly 20k evacuated in Malaysian floods.
Indonesian Men Freed after Allegedly Killing, Eating Orangutan
Thailand’s Provocative Protesters
December 02, 2013
Thailand’s Provocative Protesters
Past demonstrations may give insight into the current Yellow Shirt/Red Shirt clashes.
Thailand’s Provocative Protesters
Thai Tensions Escalate as Protests Gain Momentum
November 26, 2013
Thai Tensions Escalate as Protests Gain Momentum
Yellow Shirts lash out against Yingluck, Thaksin, and one unfortunate journalist.
Thai Tensions Escalate as Protests Gain Momentum
Thailand: Protestors Whistling Their Way to Democracy
November 21, 2013
Thailand: Protestors Whistling Their Way to Democracy
Thailand’s politics, yet again, takes an extra-parliamentary turn.
Thailand: Protestors Whistling Their Way to Democracy
Thailand: Same Faces, New Crisis
November 06, 2013
Thailand: Same Faces, New Crisis
Attempts to pass an amnesty bill have taken Thailand to the brink of yet another political crisis.
Thailand: Same Faces, New Crisis
Indonesia Strike for Pay Hike; Thai Protest vs. Amnesty Bill
November 05, 2013
Indonesia Strike for Pay Hike; Thai Protest vs. Amnesty Bill
Indonesians push for an increased minimum wage as Thais rally against corruption.
Indonesia Strike for Pay Hike; Thai Protest vs. Amnesty Bill
Thai Amnesty Paves Way for Thaksin’s Return
November 02, 2013
Thai Amnesty Paves Way for Thaksin’s Return
Thailand’s parliament passes a controversial bill that will allow former PM Thaksin Shinawatra to return.
Thai Amnesty Paves Way for Thaksin’s Return
Justice or Politics in Thailand?
January 19, 2013
Justice or Politics in Thailand?
Some say former PM Abhisit is rightfully being charged for supressing the red shirts; other see the case as business as usual.
Justice or Politics in Thailand?
Banned Thai Politicians Return
June 04, 2012
Banned Thai Politicians Return
Thailand is teetering on the brink of a meltdown. The return of banned politicians will aid Yingluck Shinawatra.
Banned Thai Politicians Return
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