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It’s Official: Thailand Has an Election Date
January 24, 2019

It’s Official: Thailand Has an Election Date

By Tassanee Vejpongsa and Kaweewit Kaewjinda
Now will the country actually go to the polls as scheduled on March 24 -- and will elections make a difference?
Challenges and Opportunities in Negotiating Constitutional Reforms in Post-Election Thailand
January 10, 2019

Challenges and Opportunities in Negotiating Constitutional Reforms in Post-Election Thailand

By Chonlawit Sirikupt
Working around the “menu of manipulation” -- the tactics by which authoritarian regimes achieve a semblance of democratic legitimacy.

Thailand's Junta Cracks Down on Thaksin's Pheu Thai Party
May 23, 2018

Thailand's Junta Cracks Down on Thaksin's Pheu Thai Party

By Neil Thompson
The generals want to be sure the opposition is eliminated before agreeing to hold elections.

What Do Thailand’s New Economic Numbers Say About Its Political Future?
March 02, 2018

What Do Thailand’s New Economic Numbers Say About Its Political Future?

By Luke Hunt
The good news masks a still uncertain road ahead for the ruling junta.

Thailand's Winding Road to Democracy
June 22, 2017

Thailand's Winding Road to Democracy

By Alexi Demetriadi
Thailand's latest constitution set a roadmap for elections, but analysts fear true democracy may never return.
Thailand: The Limits of Absolute Power
May 03, 2016

Thailand: The Limits of Absolute Power

By James Buchanan
General Prayut's power may be unlimited on paper, but in reality he is curtailed on several fronts.

The Geopolitics of the Russia-China Gas Deal
May 23, 2014

The Geopolitics of the Russia-China Gas Deal

By Ankit Panda and Zachary Keck
Our U.S. editors discuss the coup in Thailand and the Russia-China natural gas deal.
Thailand Opposition Behaving Badly
September 19, 2013

Thailand Opposition Behaving Badly

MPs from Thailand’s opposition party recently acted up in parliament, losing political ground in the process.

Thailand’s Proposed Amnesty Law Sows Seeds of Discontent
August 07, 2013

Thailand’s Proposed Amnesty Law Sows Seeds of Discontent

Protestors are filling Bangkok’s streets, calling for justice for past political bloodshed.

Thailand’s Rice Exports Hit 12-Year Low
January 25, 2013

Thailand’s Rice Exports Hit 12-Year Low

Last year Thailand lost its spot as the world’s top rice exporter. Can it bounce back?

Year of ASEAN Opposition?
September 02, 2011

Year of ASEAN Opposition?

Opposition politicians have made big gains in many Southeast Asian nations. It’s a sign of the public’s frustration.

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