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
Thai Politics Stifles Peace Talks in Troubled South
January 05, 2014
Thai Politics Stifles Peace Talks in Troubled South
Any progress will have to wait until after elections, due February.
Thai Politics Stifles Peace Talks in Troubled South
A Mexican Drug Cartel is Selling Meth in the Philippines
December 27, 2013
A Mexican Drug Cartel is Selling Meth in the Philippines
Also: Thai protesters brave tear gas and rubber bullets, garment workers in Cambodia stage rally.
A Mexican Drug Cartel is Selling Meth in the Philippines
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
Instability Hits Thailand’s Economy
November 28, 2013
Instability Hits Thailand’s Economy
Markets take note of the escalating protests as the Bank of Thailand makes a surprise rate cut.
Instability Hits Thailand’s Economy
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
Cambodia Cheers ICJ Ruling on Preah Vihear
November 13, 2013
Cambodia Cheers ICJ Ruling on Preah Vihear
Unanimous decision in favor of Cambodia’s claim to surrounding temple grounds.
Cambodia Cheers ICJ Ruling on Preah Vihear
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
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
Thailand Opposition Behaving Badly
September 19, 2013
Thailand Opposition Behaving Badly
MPs from Thailand’s opposition party recently acted up in parliament, losing political ground in the process.
Thailand Opposition Behaving Badly
Thai Negotiating Skills Found Wanting
August 17, 2013
Thai Negotiating Skills Found Wanting
Thailand continues to struggle with its neighbors. Attempts at negotiations are not helping matters.
Thai Negotiating Skills Found Wanting
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