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Thailand: The Price of ‘Happiness’
April 28, 2016

Thailand: The Price of ‘Happiness’

By Serhat Ünaldi
On the two-year anniversary of the 2014 coup, Thais wonder if it's brought the security and prosperity promised.

Thailand and the Specter of ‘International Standards’
January 04, 2016

Thailand and the Specter of ‘International Standards’

By James Buchanan
Standing with the world’s more developed nations has long been an obsession for Thai elites – and a source of anxiety.
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.

Is the US Giving Myanmar a Free Pass?
October 18, 2015

Is the US Giving Myanmar a Free Pass?

By Hunter Marston
The U.S. can do better than to treat Myanmar’s democratic progress as “good enough.”

Why Thailand Returned the Uyghurs
August 05, 2015

Why Thailand Returned the Uyghurs

By Robert Potter
The move, condemned by the UN, reflects an increasing alignment.

Asia’s ‘Unruly’ Children
July 31, 2015

Asia’s ‘Unruly’ Children

By James Buchanan
Understanding cultural hegemony in Asia highlights the difficulties faced by young progressives fighting for change.

Thailand’s Junta Pushes Back Election Date Again
July 25, 2015

Thailand’s Junta Pushes Back Election Date Again

By Joshua Kurlantzick
Despite protestations, the coup leader appears to be settling into power.
Thailand: Prayut’s TV Speeches Give Hints on Transition
June 24, 2015

Thailand: Prayut’s TV Speeches Give Hints on Transition

By Mong Palatino
The coup leader regularly offers his thoughts to a television audience.

The Year of Living Crazily: Thailand One Year After the Coup
May 21, 2015

The Year of Living Crazily: Thailand One Year After the Coup

By John Sifton
It's been one year since Thailand's coup, and there are no signs of democracy's return.

The Rice and Fall of Yingluck Shinawatra
May 21, 2015

The Rice and Fall of Yingluck Shinawatra

By Asit K. Biswas, Matthew J. Kastner and Cecilia Tortajada
The former Thai prime minister faces a potential jail term over a bungled rice scheme.

Thailand’s Self-Absorbed Dictatorship
May 01, 2015

Thailand’s Self-Absorbed Dictatorship

By Serhat Ünaldi
It has been a bleak year for democracy in Thailand.
Car Bomb Explodes at Thai Resort
April 13, 2015

Car Bomb Explodes at Thai Resort

By Zachary Abuza
Was the weekend explosion in Koh Samui linked to the insurgency in Thailand’s south or to the Red Shirts?

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