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Srettha Thavisin

Will Thailand’s Continued Political Instability Hamstring Its Economic Recovery?

Will Thailand’s Continued Political Instability Hamstring Its Economic Recovery?

By Sebastian Strangio
Three high-profile political court cases threaten to push the country into a new cycle of domestic political conflict.

Thai Cabinet Formally Approves Bid For BRICS Membership

Thai Cabinet Formally Approves Bid For BRICS Membership

By Sebastian Strangio
Bangkok says that membership would help boost the country's global economic and political profile.
Events in Myawaddy Prove That a Change in Thai Foreign Policy is Needed

Events in Myawaddy Prove That a Change in Thai Foreign Policy is Needed

By Alexis Turek
Thailand can – and should – be playing a more active role in mediating the Myanmar's expanding conflict.

Thai PM Avoids Suspension As Constitutional Court Accepts Ethics Complaint

Thai PM Avoids Suspension As Constitutional Court Accepts Ethics Complaint

By Sebastian Strangio
Military-appointed senators are seeking Srettha Thavisin's removal from office after he appointed a minister with a past conviction for bribery.

Thailand’s Showdown Over Interest Rates, Explained

Thailand’s Showdown Over Interest Rates, Explained

By James Guild
The economic rationale of the Bank of Thailand, and the political incentives of the current government, have been at odds since the COVID-19 pandemic.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Thaksin Shinawatra and the Rise of Political Nihilism in Thailand

Thaksin Shinawatra and the Rise of Political Nihilism in Thailand

By Tita Sanglee
As expected, the newly rehabilitated former prime minister is again flaunting his political influence – to Thailand's detriment.

Former Thai PM Thaksin Holds Talks With Opponents of Myanmar Junta

Former Thai PM Thaksin Holds Talks With Opponents of Myanmar Junta

By Sebastian Strangio
The former leader met officials from the opposition National Unity Government and a number of ethnic armed groups during recent trips to northern Thailand.
Does Thailand’s Plan to Finance Its 500 Billion Baht Stimulus Make Sense?

Does Thailand’s Plan to Finance Its 500 Billion Baht Stimulus Make Sense?

By James Guild
Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin's government has struggled to fund its massive "digital wallet" stimulus program.

Thailand Ready to Accept 100,000 Refugees, Foreign Minister Says

Thailand Ready to Accept 100,000 Refugees, Foreign Minister Says

By Sebastian Strangio
The impending fall of the border town of Myawaddy to ethnic Karen rebels has raised fears of junta air attacks that could drive thousands of civilians into Thailand.

Thailand’s Parliament Passes Landmark Marriage Equality Bill

Thailand’s Parliament Passes Landmark Marriage Equality Bill

By Sebastian Strangio
Once the law is approved by the Senate and the King, the country will become the first in Southeast Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.

Thailand’s PM Misses the Forest for the Trees on the Country’s Pollution Problem

Thailand’s PM Misses the Forest for the Trees on the Country’s Pollution Problem

By Mark S. Cogan
Srettha Thavisin has pledged to tackle Thailand's horrific air pollution problem, but he needs to address the root of the problem.
Thai Parliament Set to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage By Year’s End, Official Says

Thai Parliament Set to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage By Year’s End, Official Says

By Sebastian Strangio
A same-sex marriage amendment has passed its first reading in the country's House of Representatives.

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