After Constitution Referendum, What Next for Thailand?
August 11, 2016
After Constitution Referendum, What Next for Thailand?
Now that the junta's constitution has passed, will it make good on promised elections in 2017?
After Constitution Referendum, What Next for Thailand?
Thailand: The Limits of Absolute Power
May 03, 2016
Thailand: The Limits of Absolute Power
General Prayut's power may be unlimited on paper, but in reality he is curtailed on several fronts.
Thailand: The Limits of Absolute Power
Southeast Asia's 'Proxy' Presidents
March 22, 2016
Southeast Asia's 'Proxy' Presidents
Myanmar isn’t the first case where a Southeast Asian country has recently been led by an alleged ‘proxy.’
Southeast Asia's 'Proxy' Presidents
The Rise of State Capitalism in Thailand
March 20, 2016
The Rise of State Capitalism in Thailand
How the Thaksin era ushered in the reign of state capitalism in Thailand.
The Rise of State Capitalism in Thailand
In Thailand, What Does the End of Thaksin's Silence Mean?
February 27, 2016
In Thailand, What Does the End of Thaksin's Silence Mean?
The ex-premier's decision to break his self-imposed silence raises some interesting questions.
In Thailand, What Does the End of Thaksin's Silence Mean?
Thailand’s Ruling Junta Faces Impeachment Dilemma
January 13, 2015
Thailand’s Ruling Junta Faces Impeachment Dilemma
Stakes are raised as Yingluck’s impeachment proceedings progress.
Thailand’s Ruling Junta Faces Impeachment Dilemma
Thailand’s Ruling Junta Threatens To 'Take Action' If Protests Occur
January 07, 2015
Thailand’s Ruling Junta Threatens To 'Take Action' If Protests Occur
Impeachment proceedings against ex-premier could deepen political divide; spark violence.
Thailand’s Ruling Junta Threatens To 'Take Action' If Protests Occur
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
Thai Military Declares Martial Law, Denies Coup
May 20, 2014
Thai Military Declares Martial Law, Denies Coup
The Thai military has declared martial law, deployed in the streets of Bangkok and seized media outlets.
Thai Military Declares Martial Law, Denies Coup
Street Protests: Holding A Country Ransom
March 12, 2014
Street Protests: Holding A Country Ransom
Crowds in capital cities are exercising a disproportionate influence on political crises – and they are being abetted by inadequate foreign reporting
Street Protests: Holding A Country Ransom
Thailand Election by the Numbers
February 04, 2014
Thailand Election by the Numbers
Despite strong overall voter turnout, some Thais were left unable to cast a ballot.
Thailand Election by the Numbers
Elections No Fix for Thailand’s Political Problems
December 21, 2013
Elections No Fix for Thailand’s Political Problems
The fissures from the Shinawatra era run deep, and won’t be bridged any time soon.
Elections No Fix for Thailand’s Political Problems
Can the King’s Speech Pacify Thailand?
December 05, 2013
Can the King’s Speech Pacify Thailand?
While offering a temporary respite from the protests, the aging King cannot solve the broader issues dividing Thailand.
Can the King’s Speech Pacify Thailand?
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: 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
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