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Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn

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.

Thailand’s Democracy Cannot Survive Another Election Delay
January 24, 2019

Thailand’s Democracy Cannot Survive Another Election Delay

By Pavin Chachavalpongpun
Failure by the government to keep to the recently announced date could lead to political instability.
Beware the Thailand King’s New Power Play
October 12, 2018

Beware the Thailand King’s New Power Play

By Pavin Chachavalpongpun
The recent changes to a key advisory body for the monarchy points to the further consolidation of the new Thai king’s power.

Don’t Expect Democracy in Thailand Anytime Soon
February 08, 2018

Don’t Expect Democracy in Thailand Anytime Soon

By Pavin Chachavalpongpun
Repeated election delays are the product of a fierce power struggle that is still ongoing.

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.

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.

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.
After Thai King Bhumibol's Death, Succession May Be Delayed
October 14, 2016

After Thai King Bhumibol's Death, Succession May Be Delayed

By Ankit Panda
Will Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn step up as Thailand's next monarch?

After Constitution Referendum, What Next for Thailand?
August 11, 2016

After Constitution Referendum, What Next for Thailand?

By Eugene Mark and Graham Ong-Webb
Now that the junta's constitution has passed, will it make good on promised elections in 2017?

A Thai Princess' Fairy Tale Comes to an End
December 15, 2014

A Thai Princess' Fairy Tale Comes to an End

By Pavin Chachavalpongpun
Thailand’s Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn has divorced his third wife, Srirasmi.

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