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Thai Army Whistleblower Accused of Abandoning Post Gets Bail
June 22, 2020

Thai Army Whistleblower Accused of Abandoning Post Gets Bail

By Associated Press
Sgt. Narongchai tried to expose corruption in his unit via official channels and his career suffered. He later fled his unit in fear for his life after reporting once again.

Thai Military Holds Ceremony to Swear Allegiance to King
January 18, 2020

Thai Military Holds Ceremony to Swear Allegiance to King

By Associated Press
 Thailand's king presided over an oath-taking ceremony Saturday at an army base where almost 7,000 soldiers and police paraded to mark Armed Forces Day.
Thai Army Chief Signs Intelligence Pact With Indonesia
January 15, 2020

Thai Army Chief Signs Intelligence Pact With Indonesia

By Associated Press
An intelligence-sharing agreement signed by the army chiefs of Thailand and Indonesia is unlikely to significantly help Thailand end a Muslim separatist insurgency in its deep south.

Is Thailand’s Military Fighting a ‘Hybrid War’ Threat?
August 13, 2019

Is Thailand’s Military Fighting a ‘Hybrid War’ Threat?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Recent remarks by the army chief spotlighted the Thai military's take on the country’s political and security environment.

How Thailand’s Ruling General Could Stay in the Prime Minister’s Seat
February 12, 2019

How Thailand’s Ruling General Could Stay in the Prime Minister’s Seat

By Sebastian Liu
Prime Minister Prayut eyes an extended tenure ahead of the general election due to take place on March 24.

Thailand’s 2019 General Elections: Geopolitical Implications
January 26, 2019

Thailand’s 2019 General Elections: Geopolitical Implications

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
Thailand has set a date for its first general elections since the 2014 military coup. What can be expected?

However Thailand Votes, the Military Is Set to Retain Influence
December 13, 2018

However Thailand Votes, the Military Is Set to Retain Influence

By Pavin Chachavalpongpun
This time around, Thailand’s elections, slated for February 2019, look like they will actually materialize. But can they rescue its troubled democracy?
Thailand Mulling Purchase of Japanese Sub-Hunting Aircraft
June 07, 2016

Thailand Mulling Purchase of Japanese Sub-Hunting Aircraft

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Bangkok is also purportedly interested in amphibious rescue aircraft from Japan.

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.

Reflections on a Post-Coup Thailand
June 25, 2014

Reflections on a Post-Coup Thailand

By Enze Han
With Thailand’s army settling into power, a future without military intervention is difficult to imagine.

Thai Military Declares Martial Law, Denies Coup
May 20, 2014

Thai Military Declares Martial Law, Denies Coup

By Zachary Keck
The Thai military has declared martial law, deployed in the streets of Bangkok and seized media outlets.
More Than Words Needed on Southern Thailand
March 06, 2013

More Than Words Needed on Southern Thailand

Although a welcome development, the latest agreement to hold peace talks is hardly sufficient for ending the conflict.

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