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Thailand’s Prayut Changes Party, Says Willing to Remain PM
January 10, 2023

Thailand’s Prayut Changes Party, Says Willing to Remain PM

By Sebastian Strangio
The leader has officially joined the United Thai Nation Party, in the hope of making an impression at this year's election.

Thai Political Parties: No Eternal Allies, No Perpetual Enemies
December 08, 2022

Thai Political Parties: No Eternal Allies, No Perpetual Enemies

By Tita Sanglee
The country's political landscape is in a state of high flux as it moves toward next year's general election.
Thai Court Rules PM Can Stay, Did Not Exceed Term Limit
September 30, 2022

Thai Court Rules PM Can Stay, Did Not Exceed Term Limit

By Grant Peck
The court rejected an opposition petition arguing that the leader had exceeded his constitutional limit of eight years in office.

Thai Constitutional Court to Rule on PM’s Tenure on Sept. 30
September 15, 2022

Thai Constitutional Court to Rule on PM’s Tenure on Sept. 30

By Sebastian Strangio
Whatever its decision, the outcome will do little to undermine the control of Thailand's royal-military establishment.

Thai Court Suspends PM Prayut Pending Ruling on Term Limit
August 24, 2022

Thai Court Suspends PM Prayut Pending Ruling on Term Limit

By Tassanee Vejpongsa and Grant Peck
Judges ruled that there are grounds to consider an opposition petition arguing that the Thai leader has exceeded his term limit and should step down.

Who Is Thammanat Prompao, the Man Shaking up Thailand’s Ruling Coalition?
February 17, 2022

Who Is Thammanat Prompao, the Man Shaking up Thailand’s Ruling Coalition?

By Tita Sanglee
Despite being expelled from the Phalang Pracharat Party, the former deputy agriculture minister is creating headaches for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Thailand’s Reopening Confusion: Another Reflection of Government Disunity
September 30, 2021

Thailand’s Reopening Confusion: Another Reflection of Government Disunity

By Tita Sanglee
Thailand's leader appears to be putting his own political survival over public health considerations or policy consistency
Thailand’s Coup Leader Completes Engineered Ballot Box Win
June 06, 2019

Thailand’s Coup Leader Completes Engineered Ballot Box Win

By Grant Peck
With parliament’s unsurprising vote, Prayut Chan-o-cha has completed an engineered effort to prolong his rule as premier.

Defense Minister Visit Puts Vietnam-Thailand Military Ties into Focus
January 29, 2019

Defense Minister Visit Puts Vietnam-Thailand Military Ties into Focus

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent interaction highlighted some of the cooperation between both countries in the defense realm.

Is Time Running Out for Thailand’s Elusive Election?
April 20, 2018

Is Time Running Out for Thailand’s Elusive Election?

By Erin Cook
Impatience is growing after multiple delays.

Corruption in Thailand: Running in Place
April 05, 2018

Corruption in Thailand: Running in Place

By Neil Thompson
The military junta, despite promises, has made little progress in weeding out corruption.
Why the Derailing of the Japan-Thailand Train Deal Makes Sense
February 28, 2018

Why the Derailing of the Japan-Thailand Train Deal Makes Sense

By Pavin Chachavalpongpun
The recent failure of both sides to reach agreement is not all that surprising upon careful examination.

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