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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
It's Time for the US and the EU to Get Tough on Prayuth's Thailand
July 07, 2015
It's Time for the US and the EU to Get Tough on Prayuth's Thailand
Prayuth Chan-o-cha's approach to Southeast Asia's migrant crisis cannot be allowed to continue.
It's Time for the US and the EU to Get Tough on Prayuth's Thailand
What the Turmoil in Thailand’s Palace Means for Thai Politics (Perhaps)
December 14, 2014
What the Turmoil in Thailand’s Palace Means for Thai Politics (Perhaps)
Part two of a series, looking at the implications of the struggle to control the royal succession in Thailand.
What the Turmoil in Thailand’s Palace Means for Thai Politics (Perhaps)
Thailand’s Royal Succession Battle Comes Into (Slightly) More Open View
December 06, 2014
Thailand’s Royal Succession Battle Comes Into (Slightly) More Open View
Part of a series on Thai leadership, a look at the implications of the struggle to control the royal succession.
Thailand’s Royal Succession Battle Comes Into (Slightly) More Open View
Thai Parliament Rubber-Stamps General as Prime Minister
August 22, 2014
Thai Parliament Rubber-Stamps General as Prime Minister
General Prayuth Chan-ocha, mastermind of the May 2014 coup, will be Thailand's interim prime minister.
Thai Parliament Rubber-Stamps General as Prime Minister
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