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Thai Political Parties: No Eternal Allies, No Perpetual Enemies
December 08, 2022

Thai Political Parties: No Eternal Allies, No Perpetual Enemies

By Tita Sanglee
The country's political landscape is in a state of high flux as it moves toward next year's general election.

Former Thai PM’s Daughter Launches Populist Opposition Campaign
December 07, 2022

Former Thai PM’s Daughter Launches Populist Opposition Campaign

By Sebastian Strangio
The Pheu Thai Party is seeking to end nearly a decade of military-backed rule, but faces many challenges in a political system designed in part to exclude it from power.
Will Thailand Ever Repeal Its Archaic Lese Majeste Law?
December 06, 2022

Will Thailand Ever Repeal Its Archaic Lese Majeste Law?

By Sebastian Strangio
An exiled Thai professor talks about his campaign to abolish the controversial law, which criminalizes criticisms of the country's monarchy.

Thai Drug Legalization Advocates Fight Growing Marijuana Backlash
November 24, 2022

Thai Drug Legalization Advocates Fight Growing Marijuana Backlash

By Sebastian Strangio
In June, the country became the first in Asia to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. But a booming recreational market has prompted a sharp backlash.

Thailand’s Navy Chief Says Country Could Cancel Chinese Sub Contract
November 23, 2022

Thailand’s Navy Chief Says Country Could Cancel Chinese Sub Contract

By Sebastian Strangio
The disagreement over the choice of propulsion system continues to dog the controversial and costly deal.

A New Era of Thailand-France Relations?
November 18, 2022

A New Era of Thailand-France Relations?

By Tita Sanglee
The two nations, which share a troubled history, find themselves in increasing alignment on the pressing strategic questions of the day.

Thai PM Could Jump to New Party Ahead of 2023 Election
November 11, 2022

Thai PM Could Jump to New Party Ahead of 2023 Election

By Sebastian Strangio
Prayut Chan-o-cha is being courted by the newly formed Ruam Thai Sang Chart party, which was founded last year by one of his advisors.
Why Thailand’s Current Account Returned to Surplus in September
November 08, 2022

Why Thailand’s Current Account Returned to Surplus in September

By James Guild
The development, driven by the revival of the tourism sector, suggests that the country is beginning to recover from the pandemic in earnest.  

Old Wine in New Bottles: Political Parties and the Upcoming Election in Thailand
November 04, 2022

Old Wine in New Bottles: Political Parties and the Upcoming Election in Thailand

By Punchada Sirivunnabood
New electoral rules have incentivized politicians to create a raft of new parties as a way of joining the governing coalition.

Thailand’s Monkish Politics in the Spotlight
November 03, 2022

Thailand’s Monkish Politics in the Spotlight

By Tita Sanglee
As Thailand moves toward elections due next year, the opposition Move Forward Party has unveiled a policy to enfranchise the country's Buddhist monks.

China’s ‘Zero-COVID’ Policy: An Economic Nightmare for Thailand
October 21, 2022

China’s ‘Zero-COVID’ Policy: An Economic Nightmare for Thailand

By Tita Sanglee
Try as it might, the Thai government has been unable to fill the gaping hole left by millions of absent Chinese tourists.
No Post-Election Coup, Promises Thai Commander-in-Chief
October 14, 2022

No Post-Election Coup, Promises Thai Commander-in-Chief

By Sebastian Strangio
But the army's history of political interventions means that its promises are very far from reassuring.

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