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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?
Thailand’s New Law Could Be Worse than Martial Law
April 05, 2015

Thailand’s New Law Could Be Worse than Martial Law

By Mong Palatino
The new law appears to be even more draconian, according to critics of the regime.

Thai Junta Seems Ready to Put Elections Off Longer
March 14, 2015

Thai Junta Seems Ready to Put Elections Off Longer

By Joshua Kurlantzick
Given recent comments by Prayuth, it is unclear when Thailand will return to democracy.

Thailand’s Big Step Backwards
March 05, 2015

Thailand’s Big Step Backwards

By Sam Michael
In abandoning its democratic ideals, the country risks a return to a pre-modern era.

US, Japan Cautiously Rebuild Ties With Thailand
February 26, 2015

US, Japan Cautiously Rebuild Ties With Thailand

By Hana Rudolph
Concerned at rising Chinese influence since last year’s coup, the two countries adopt a pragmatic approach.
The U.S. Needs to Get Tough on Thailand
February 18, 2015

The U.S. Needs to Get Tough on Thailand

By David A. Merkel
By ignoring the democratic regression, Washington is sending dangerous signals to the rest of the region.

Thailand Scores Low on Political Rights
February 08, 2015

Thailand Scores Low on Political Rights

By Mong Palatino
A new report underscores the worsening political situation in Thailand.
Where the Pivot Went Wrong – And How To Fix It
January 12, 2015

Where the Pivot Went Wrong – And How To Fix It

By Joshua Kurlantzick
"The Obama administration’s Southeast Asia policy has been badly misguided."

Southeast Asia: 10 Trends to Watch in 2015
December 31, 2014

Southeast Asia: 10 Trends to Watch in 2015

By Prashanth Parameswaran
From Myanmar’s election to ASEAN community-building, 2015 will be an exciting year

Southeast Asia’s Top Stories in 2014
December 31, 2014

Southeast Asia’s Top Stories in 2014

By Mong Palatino
A look back at the region’s biggest stories over the past 12 months.

No Thai Election Until At Least February 2016: Deputy Prime Minister
December 24, 2014

No Thai Election Until At Least February 2016: Deputy Prime Minister

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Official lays out a possible plan for fresh polls now postponed until 2016.
Thailand’s Twelve Turbulent Months
December 21, 2014

Thailand’s Twelve Turbulent Months

By Mong Palatino
Democracy in Thailand took about 12 steps backwards in 2014.

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