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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.

As Coronation Begins, What’s Next for the Thai Monarchy?
May 03, 2019

As Coronation Begins, What’s Next for the Thai Monarchy?

By Grant Peck
King Vajiralongkorn will finally be officially coronated, over two years after the death of beloved King Bhumibol.
Thailand’s New King Looms Large Amid Post-Election Uncertainty
April 05, 2019

Thailand’s New King Looms Large Amid Post-Election Uncertainty

By Luke Hunt
While the country’s political future still remains unclear, the monarch will continue to exert influence in how it is shaped.

Thai Princess’ Political Bid Sunk by Her Brother, the King
February 09, 2019

Thai Princess’ Political Bid Sunk by Her Brother, the King

By Grant Peck
It's unlikely we'll ever know just what happened behind the scenes before and after Ubolratana's shock announcement.

What Does Thailand’s Royal Shockwave Mean for its Future Politics?
February 09, 2019

What Does Thailand’s Royal Shockwave Mean for its Future Politics?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at what an unprecedented development might mean for upcoming elections and the country’s political future.

Thailand’s 2019 General Elections: Geopolitical Implications
January 26, 2019

Thailand’s 2019 General Elections: Geopolitical Implications

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
Thailand has set a date for its first general elections since the 2014 military coup. What can be expected?

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.
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.

Thailand’s Missing Plaque: The Final Failure of the 1932 Revolution
May 05, 2017

Thailand’s Missing Plaque: The Final Failure of the 1932 Revolution

By Eugene Mark
A small incident reflect broader trends in the consolidation of monarchical power.
Thailand's New King Is Making a Power Grab
February 04, 2017

Thailand's New King Is Making a Power Grab

By Eugénie Mérieau
Seeking more power, Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn is moving the country away from being a constitutional monarchy.

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