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Thai Parliament Opens Special Session Over Anti-Government Protests
October 26, 2020

Thai Parliament Opens Special Session Over Anti-Government Protests

By Sebastian Strangio
Despite its lifting of a state of emergency last week, there are reasons to doubt the government's willingness to reform.

Thailand’s Protesters Want the World to Know #WhatsHappeningInThailand
October 22, 2020

Thailand’s Protesters Want the World to Know #WhatsHappeningInThailand

By Jake Black
Social media has played an important role in attracting international attention to the movement's struggle for reform.
Thailand Braces for Fresh Round of Pro-Democracy Protests
October 13, 2020

Thailand Braces for Fresh Round of Pro-Democracy Protests

By Sebastian Strangio
Protest organizers have vowed to keep up the pressure on the administration of Prayut Chan-o-cha, which is showing few signs of compromising.

Berlin Says Thailand’s King Cannot Reign From German Soil
October 09, 2020

Berlin Says Thailand’s King Cannot Reign From German Soil

By Sebastian Strangio
The warning from the German foreign minister comes as the Thai monarchy faces down increasing calls for reform.

As Thailand’s Protests Gather Momentum, What is the Endgame?
September 30, 2020

As Thailand’s Protests Gather Momentum, What is the Endgame?

By David Hutt
For those wanting a democratic Thailand, is it more important to keep the military in its barracks or the king in his palaces?

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.

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