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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.
Trump, Putin, Xi, and the Return of Kingship
January 19, 2017

Trump, Putin, Xi, and the Return of Kingship

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
A global surge in populist and strongman leadership may herald the return of a more "natural" state of politics.

Australia and the Crown
December 31, 2016

Australia and the Crown

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Australia's debate on becoming a republic continues to rage on.

The Solution to Illiberal Democracy in the Age of Trump: Liberal Autocracy
November 18, 2016

The Solution to Illiberal Democracy in the Age of Trump: Liberal Autocracy

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Recent events should make Western governments reexamine exactly what they are advocating for.

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.

India Is a Republic, But Could It Have Been a Monarchy?
January 27, 2016

India Is a Republic, But Could It Have Been a Monarchy?

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
It's not unimaginable that India could have emerged as a constitutional monarchy.
The Prince Philip Knighthood and the Australian Republic
February 05, 2015

The Prince Philip Knighthood and the Australian Republic

By Lisa Singh
The award underscores why the monarchy is an anachronism for Australia.

Why Monarchies Are Still Relevant and Useful in the 21st Century
June 24, 2014

Why Monarchies Are Still Relevant and Useful in the 21st Century

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Think monarchies are bad? Think again.

July 26, 2013

The Rise of America’s Princeling Class

With the British Monarchy in the news, America’s own “royal” political families have been on the rise.

Nepal’s Elections Hang in the Balance
February 25, 2013

Nepal’s Elections Hang in the Balance

Despite hope that Nepal’s crawl toward democracy will continue, uncertainty and infighting persist.

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