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With Petition Drive, Thailand’s Protests Settle Into Stalemate
November 09, 2020

With Petition Drive, Thailand’s Protests Settle Into Stalemate

By Sebastian Strangio
As protesters address their demands to the king, Thailand's military-royalist establishment is banking that the demonstrations will peter out.

“We Are the Destiny You Cannot Avoid”: Thailand’s Prospects for Political Change
November 04, 2020

“We Are the Destiny You Cannot Avoid”: Thailand’s Prospects for Political Change

By Sasiwan Chingchit
Social and technical trends suggest that the country has reached a historic political watershed.
In Bangkok, Protests Again Take Aim at the Monarchy
September 21, 2020

In Bangkok, Protests Again Take Aim at the Monarchy

By Sebastian Strangio
The weekend's demonstrations indicate that the momentum for political reform is unlikely to dissipate any time soon.

Has Thailand’s Monarchy Got What it Takes to Endure?
September 01, 2020

Has Thailand’s Monarchy Got What it Takes to Endure?

By Sebastian Strangio
The throne’s sacred aura has faded under the reign of the vain and unstable King Vajiralongkorn.

A Softer Approach From Thailand’s Sophisticated Monarch
June 06, 2020

A Softer Approach From Thailand’s Sophisticated Monarch

By Pavin Chachavalpongpun
Leaving the leveling of lèse-majesté cases behind, the Thai government has found softer ways to control criticism. 

Thailand's Royal Funeral
October 29, 2017

Thailand's Royal Funeral

By Cory Wright
Over 350,000 Thais came to pay their respects at late King Bhumibol's Royal Cremation.

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.
New King, Deep State: Thailand
October 03, 2017

New King, Deep State: Thailand

By Andrew Grant
A year after King Bhumibol's passing, Thailand’s deep state thrives.

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