Thailand’s Rice Scheme Post-Mortem
July 24, 2014
Thailand’s Rice Scheme Post-Mortem
The nation remains as divided as ever over the fallout from the Shinawatras’ controversial rice subsidies.
Thailand’s Rice Scheme Post-Mortem
Thailand’s Crisis and the 1932 Revolution
July 16, 2014
Thailand’s Crisis and the 1932 Revolution
The country will not be able to move forward until it has properly dealt with its past.
Thailand’s Crisis and the 1932 Revolution
Thailand’s Déjà-Coup
June 05, 2014
Thailand’s Déjà-Coup
Why the current military intervention is as doomed to fail as the last one was.
Thailand’s Déjà-Coup
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: A Coup, the Crown, and Two Middle Classes
May 23, 2014
Thailand: A Coup, the Crown, and Two Middle Classes
Thailand’s twelfth coup since 1932 reveals both the sorry state of its democracy and the erosion of the monarchy.
Thailand: A Coup, the Crown, and Two Middle Classes
The Rise of Buddhist Feminism?
May 18, 2014
The Rise of Buddhist Feminism?
A few Thai women are defying conservative Buddhist tradition to reinstate an ancient order.
The Rise of Buddhist Feminism?
ASEAN’s Tepid Response to the Vietnam-China Faceoff
May 17, 2014
ASEAN’s Tepid Response to the Vietnam-China Faceoff
The bloc’s inability to craft a united response to Chinese aggression signals a further decline in its regional clout.
ASEAN’s Tepid Response to the Vietnam-China Faceoff
South China Sea Dispute Overshadows ASEAN Summit
May 12, 2014
South China Sea Dispute Overshadows ASEAN Summit
At a historic summit in Myanmar, the bloc’s leaders express concern over escalating tensions.
South China Sea Dispute Overshadows ASEAN Summit
Thailand’s Prime Minister Removed, But No One Happy With the Result
May 10, 2014
Thailand’s Prime Minister Removed, But No One Happy With the Result
It hasn't been a good week for either democracy or the rule of law in Thailand.
Thailand’s Prime Minister Removed, But No One Happy With the Result
Beholden to Bangkok: Dialogue in Thailand’s Deep South
May 07, 2014
Beholden to Bangkok: Dialogue in Thailand’s Deep South
A Constitutional Court ruling on Yingluck Shinawatra today could imperil an already stuttering peace process.
Beholden to Bangkok: Dialogue in Thailand’s Deep South
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
Why Can’t Vietnam Grow Better Rice?
April 24, 2014
Why Can’t Vietnam Grow Better Rice?
Although the country is a major rice exporter, the industry suffers from quality issues.
Why Can’t Vietnam Grow Better Rice?
Bangkok Turmoil and Thailand’s Deep South
March 01, 2014
Bangkok Turmoil and Thailand’s Deep South
Prospects for peace in South Thailand recede as Bangkok plunges into political turmoil.
Bangkok Turmoil and Thailand’s Deep South
Thailand on the Brink
January 10, 2014
Thailand on the Brink
As the capital Bangkok braces for a shutdown, the turmoil looks set to continue.
Thailand on the Brink
Southeast Asia: 10 Trends to Watch For in 2014
January 08, 2014
Southeast Asia: 10 Trends to Watch For in 2014
From Thai turmoil to ASEAN integration, it promises to be an interesting year for the region.
Southeast Asia: 10 Trends to Watch For in 2014
Protests Greet New Year in Southeast Asia
January 06, 2014
Protests Greet New Year in Southeast Asia
Price hikes, minimum wage disputes and political corruption spark discontent.
Protests Greet New Year in Southeast Asia
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