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Thailand and the Specter of ‘International Standards’
January 04, 2016
Thailand and the Specter of ‘International Standards’
Standing with the world’s more developed nations has long been an obsession for Thai elites – and a source of anxiety.
Thailand and the Specter of ‘International Standards’
Thailand: Poking the Tiger
October 28, 2015
Thailand: Poking the Tiger
Young student activists are unlikely to bring down the junta — but they can make its life more difficult.
Thailand: Poking the Tiger
Is the US Giving Myanmar a Free Pass?
October 18, 2015
Is the US Giving Myanmar a Free Pass?
The U.S. can do better than to treat Myanmar’s democratic progress as “good enough.”
Is the US Giving Myanmar a Free Pass?
Why Thailand Returned the Uyghurs
August 05, 2015
Why Thailand Returned the Uyghurs
The move, condemned by the UN, reflects an increasing alignment.
Why Thailand Returned the Uyghurs
Asia’s ‘Unruly’ Children
July 31, 2015
Asia’s ‘Unruly’ Children
Understanding cultural hegemony in Asia highlights the difficulties faced by young progressives fighting for change.
Asia’s ‘Unruly’ Children
Thailand’s Junta Pushes Back Election Date Again
July 25, 2015
Thailand’s Junta Pushes Back Election Date Again
Despite protestations, the coup leader appears to be settling into power.
Thailand’s Junta Pushes Back Election Date Again
Thailand: Prayut’s TV Speeches Give Hints on Transition
June 24, 2015
Thailand: Prayut’s TV Speeches Give Hints on Transition
The coup leader regularly offers his thoughts to a television audience.
Thailand: Prayut’s TV Speeches Give Hints on Transition
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
It's been one year since Thailand's coup, and there are no signs of democracy's return.
The Year of Living Crazily: Thailand One Year After the Coup
The Rice and Fall of Yingluck Shinawatra
May 21, 2015
The Rice and Fall of Yingluck Shinawatra
The former Thai prime minister faces a potential jail term over a bungled rice scheme.
The Rice and Fall of Yingluck Shinawatra
Thailand’s Self-Absorbed Dictatorship
May 01, 2015
Thailand’s Self-Absorbed Dictatorship
It has been a bleak year for democracy in Thailand.
Thailand’s Self-Absorbed Dictatorship
Car Bomb Explodes at Thai Resort
April 13, 2015
Car Bomb Explodes at Thai Resort
Was the weekend explosion in Koh Samui linked to the insurgency in Thailand’s south or to the Red Shirts?
Car Bomb Explodes at Thai Resort
Thailand’s New Law Could Be Worse than Martial Law
April 05, 2015
Thailand’s New Law Could Be Worse than Martial Law
The new law appears to be even more draconian, according to critics of the regime.
Thailand’s New Law Could Be Worse than Martial Law
Thai Junta Seems Ready to Put Elections Off Longer
March 14, 2015
Thai Junta Seems Ready to Put Elections Off Longer
Given recent comments by Prayuth, it is unclear when Thailand will return to democracy.
Thai Junta Seems Ready to Put Elections Off Longer
Thailand’s Big Step Backwards
March 05, 2015
Thailand’s Big Step Backwards
In abandoning its democratic ideals, the country risks a return to a pre-modern era.
Thailand’s Big Step Backwards
US, Japan Cautiously Rebuild Ties With Thailand
February 26, 2015
US, Japan Cautiously Rebuild Ties With Thailand
Concerned at rising Chinese influence since last year’s coup, the two countries adopt a pragmatic approach.
US, Japan Cautiously Rebuild Ties With Thailand
The U.S. Needs to Get Tough on Thailand
February 18, 2015
The U.S. Needs to Get Tough on Thailand
By ignoring the democratic regression, Washington is sending dangerous signals to the rest of the region.
The U.S. Needs to Get Tough on Thailand
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