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
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?
‘New’ Rice Scheme Reveals Thailand Junta’s Dearth of Ideas
October 24, 2015
‘New’ Rice Scheme Reveals Thailand Junta’s Dearth of Ideas
Thailand's ruling junta is reverting to familiar political tactics.
‘New’ Rice Scheme Reveals Thailand Junta’s Dearth of Ideas
The Rice and Fall of Yingluck Shinawatra
May 21, 2015
The Rice and Fall of Yingluck Shinawatra
The former Thai prime minister faces a potential jail term over a bungled rice scheme.
The Rice and Fall of Yingluck Shinawatra
Thailand’s Big Step Backwards
March 05, 2015
Thailand’s Big Step Backwards
In abandoning its democratic ideals, the country risks a return to a pre-modern era.
Thailand’s Big Step Backwards
The U.S. Needs to Get Tough on Thailand
February 18, 2015
The U.S. Needs to Get Tough on Thailand
By ignoring the democratic regression, Washington is sending dangerous signals to the rest of the region.
The U.S. Needs to Get Tough on Thailand
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
Thailand’s Twelve Turbulent Months
December 21, 2014
Thailand’s Twelve Turbulent Months
Democracy in Thailand took about 12 steps backwards in 2014.
Thailand’s Twelve Turbulent Months
What Will Prayuth Do as Prime Minister?
September 06, 2014
What Will Prayuth Do as Prime Minister?
A look at what lies ahead for Thailand, under coup leader and new prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.
What Will Prayuth Do as Prime Minister?
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?
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