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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.

The Neverending Story of Thailand’s Elusive Election
February 01, 2018

The Neverending Story of Thailand’s Elusive Election

By Erin Cook
Polls are once again set to be postponed, delaying the country’s return to civilian, democratic rule.

Did Thailand Secretly Approve Its China Submarine Buy?
April 27, 2017

Did Thailand Secretly Approve Its China Submarine Buy?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent controversy over the transparency of the purchase reveals how tone-deaf the junta-led government can be.
Thailand, Ukraine Move Towards Joint Production of APCs
September 21, 2016

Thailand, Ukraine Move Towards Joint Production of APCs

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Sources suggest the two sides are closer to joint production.

Thailand’s Post-Coup Foreign Policy: Omnidirectional or Directionless?
June 10, 2016

Thailand’s Post-Coup Foreign Policy: Omnidirectional or Directionless?

By Shawn W. Crispin
What the junta calls strategic diversification may actually be a rather rudderless foreign policy vision.

Thailand: Poking the Tiger
October 28, 2015

Thailand: Poking the Tiger

By James Buchanan
Young student activists are unlikely to bring down the junta — but they can make its life more difficult.

Did China Just Boost Military Ties with Thailand?
February 07, 2015

Did China Just Boost Military Ties with Thailand?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The symbolism of a recent meeting is clear, but the substance is less so.
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