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Bhumibol Adulyadej

Why Thailand’s New Military-Monarchy Alliance Is a Bad Sign for Democracy
June 21, 2019

Why Thailand’s New Military-Monarchy Alliance Is a Bad Sign for Democracy

By Pavin Chachavalpongpun
New alignments between established forces suggest a bleak outlook for those yearning for change.

Is Thailand Ready for Its Youngest Prime Minister?
March 15, 2018

Is Thailand Ready for Its Youngest Prime Minister?

By Pavin Chachavalpongpun
Though a new voice is ready for Thai politics, it is unclear if Thai politics is ready for him.
What Does Thailand’s New Era of Uncertainty Mean for Japan?
December 16, 2017

What Does Thailand’s New Era of Uncertainty Mean for Japan?

By Pavin Chachavalpongpun
The country’s changing political landscape raises several important questions for relations.

Old Tricks at Play in Cambodia’s New Repression
November 23, 2017

Old Tricks at Play in Cambodia’s New Repression

By Alphonsus Pettit
Ahead of upcoming polls, the crackdown in the country shows few signs of ending any time soon.

Thailand Faces New Era of Uncertainty After Royal Cremation
October 31, 2017

Thailand Faces New Era of Uncertainty After Royal Cremation

By Luke Hunt
Millions bid a final farewell as a new era beckons.

A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Thailand and Cambodia
October 27, 2017

A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Thailand and Cambodia

By Samuel Macrae
The Thai and Cambodian monarchies follow starkly different paths. Neither has led to democratic development.

Thailand 4.0: Back to the Future
October 13, 2017

Thailand 4.0: Back to the Future

By Samuel Macrae
The ancient kingdom still struggles with modernity and democracy.
Why Is Thailand Delaying Elections Until 2018?
February 10, 2017

Why Is Thailand Delaying Elections Until 2018?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A look at why another postponement of polls has occurred.

Thailand After King Bhumibol Adulyadej: Succession, Civil-Military Relations, and Geopolitics
October 20, 2016

Thailand After King Bhumibol Adulyadej: Succession, Civil-Military Relations, and Geopolitics

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss royal succession in Thailand.

Bhumibol Adulyadej and Buddhist Kingship in Thailand
October 15, 2016

Bhumibol Adulyadej and Buddhist Kingship in Thailand

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Rama IX served as a revered symbol and also shielded his country from the worst consequences of its political instability.

Thailand Mourns King Bhumibol Adulyadej
October 14, 2016

Thailand Mourns King Bhumibol Adulyadej

By Nick McGrath
Millions of Thai citizens mourn the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died on October 13, 2016.

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