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Thailand’s Bhumjaithai Party: The Dark Horse
June 16, 2022

Thailand’s Bhumjaithai Party: The Dark Horse

By Tita Sanglee
Despite not running candidates in this year's by-elections, Anutin Charnivakul's party is quietly gathering political momentum.

Thai PM Meets US Defense Secretary in a Bid to Advance Security Ties
June 14, 2022

Thai PM Meets US Defense Secretary in a Bid to Advance Security Ties

By Sebastian Strangio
The meeting reflects a palpable warming of relations between Bangkok and Washington.
Can Thailand Replicate South Korean Soft Power?
June 01, 2022

Can Thailand Replicate South Korean Soft Power?

By SUKEGAWA Seiya
South Korea’s soft power is permeating youth culture. Can Thailand follow its example?

Thai-Chinese Submarine Deal Faces Axe: PM Prayut
April 07, 2022

Thai-Chinese Submarine Deal Faces Axe: PM Prayut

By Sebastian Strangio
A German company has refused to supply the necessary diesel engines to the Chinese firm building the submarine.

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.

UN Envoy Calls on Thailand to Step Up on Myanmar Crisis
January 19, 2022

UN Envoy Calls on Thailand to Step Up on Myanmar Crisis

By Sebastian Strangio
Noeleen Heyzer said that Thailand "has an important role in preventing further deterioration of the crisis in Myanmar."

Prayut’s Popularity Plunges Further, But the Thai Public Can’t Name a Better Option
January 05, 2022

Prayut’s Popularity Plunges Further, But the Thai Public Can’t Name a Better Option

By Tita Sanglee
Despite boasting approval ratings of just 16 percent, the Thai prime minister's tenure seems set to drag on.
APEC 2022: Time and Momentum Are Not On Thailand’s Side
November 25, 2021

APEC 2022: Time and Momentum Are Not On Thailand’s Side

By Tita Sanglee
In the face of mounting domestic concerns, Thailand will have a hard time trying to smoothly run APEC meetings in 2022.

What Was Thailand Doing at the COP26 Summit?
November 11, 2021

What Was Thailand Doing at the COP26 Summit?

By Tita Sanglee
Thailand didn’t make bold climate commitments or sign key agreements reached at the conference. So why was Prayut in Glasgow?

Thailand to Introduce Quarantine-Free Travel for Selected Visitors
October 12, 2021

Thailand to Introduce Quarantine-Free Travel for Selected Visitors

By Sebastian Strangio
The move marks an acceleration of the country’s timetable for the restart of its economically pivotal tourism industry.

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 Constitutional Dictatorship Weathers the Storm
September 27, 2021

Thailand’s Constitutional Dictatorship Weathers the Storm

By Zachary Abuza
Despite rumors of dissent within Prayut Chan-o-cha's coalition, the military is poised to retain its privileged position in Thai politics.

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