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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
Prime Minister Prayut eyes an extended tenure ahead of the general election due to take place on March 24.
How Thailand’s Ruling General Could Stay in the Prime Minister’s Seat
Thailand’s 2019 General Elections: Geopolitical Implications
January 26, 2019
Thailand’s 2019 General Elections: Geopolitical Implications
Thailand has set a date for its first general elections since the 2014 military coup. What can be expected?
Thailand’s 2019 General Elections: Geopolitical Implications
Thailand’s Golden Opportunity to Lead
January 26, 2019
Thailand’s Golden Opportunity to Lead
Thailand’s chairmanship of ASEAN is an opportunity for the government to counter troubling trends.
Thailand’s Golden Opportunity to Lead
Is Thailand Ready for Its Youngest Prime Minister?
March 15, 2018
Is Thailand Ready for Its Youngest Prime Minister?
Though a new voice is ready for Thai politics, it is unclear if Thai politics is ready for him.
Is Thailand Ready for Its Youngest Prime Minister?
Don’t Expect Democracy in Thailand Anytime Soon
February 08, 2018
Don’t Expect Democracy in Thailand Anytime Soon
Repeated election delays are the product of a fierce power struggle that is still ongoing.
Don’t Expect Democracy in Thailand Anytime Soon
The Neverending Story of Thailand’s Elusive Election
February 01, 2018
The Neverending Story of Thailand’s Elusive Election
Polls are once again set to be postponed, delaying the country’s return to civilian, democratic rule.
The Neverending Story of Thailand’s Elusive Election
What Yingluck’s Fate Says About Sexism in Thailand
September 08, 2017
What Yingluck’s Fate Says About Sexism in Thailand
Recent commentary about the former premier misses an important element of her story and what it says about Thai society.
What Yingluck’s Fate Says About Sexism in Thailand
Thailand After King Bhumibol Adulyadej: Succession, Civil-Military Relations, and Geopolitics
October 20, 2016
Thailand After King Bhumibol Adulyadej: Succession, Civil-Military Relations, and Geopolitics
The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss royal succession in Thailand.
Thailand After King Bhumibol Adulyadej: Succession, Civil-Military Relations, and Geopolitics
The Future of Thai Civil-Military Relations: In Desperate Need of Legitimacy
October 18, 2016
The Future of Thai Civil-Military Relations: In Desperate Need of Legitimacy
What role will the Royal Thai Armed Forces play in Thai politics in the future? Here are four scenarios.
The Future of Thai Civil-Military Relations: In Desperate Need of Legitimacy
Bhumibol Adulyadej and Buddhist Kingship in Thailand
October 15, 2016
Bhumibol Adulyadej and Buddhist Kingship in Thailand
Rama IX served as a revered symbol and also shielded his country from the worst consequences of its political instability.
Bhumibol Adulyadej and Buddhist Kingship in Thailand
After Thai King Bhumibol's Death, Succession May Be Delayed
October 14, 2016
After Thai King Bhumibol's Death, Succession May Be Delayed
Will Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn step up as Thailand's next monarch?
After Thai King Bhumibol's Death, Succession May Be Delayed
Thailand Mourns King Bhumibol Adulyadej
October 14, 2016
Thailand Mourns King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Millions of Thai citizens mourn the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died on October 13, 2016.
Thailand Mourns King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Thai Patience With Junta Rule May End When the King Dies
October 13, 2016
Thai Patience With Junta Rule May End When the King Dies
Will Thai citizens tolerate the Junta's rule without their beloved king?
Thai Patience With Junta Rule May End When the King Dies
Thai King Bhumibol's Health Unstable, Raising Succession Questions
October 10, 2016
Thai King Bhumibol's Health Unstable, Raising Succession Questions
The Thai king's health is unstable, according to a statement released by the royal palace.
Thai King Bhumibol's Health Unstable, Raising Succession Questions
Thailand in 2015: A Year of Political Stagnation
December 22, 2015
Thailand in 2015: A Year of Political Stagnation
2015 was a year of stillness in Thailand, at least in the political realm.
Thailand in 2015: A Year of Political Stagnation
‘New’ Rice Scheme Reveals Thailand Junta’s Dearth of Ideas
October 24, 2015
‘New’ Rice Scheme Reveals Thailand Junta’s Dearth of Ideas
Thailand's ruling junta is reverting to familiar political tactics.
‘New’ Rice Scheme Reveals Thailand Junta’s Dearth of Ideas
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