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Thai Lawmakers Debate Demands for Constitutional Changes
November 17, 2020

Thai Lawmakers Debate Demands for Constitutional Changes

By Associated Press
The government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is hoping to defuse protesters' calls for far-reaching reform.

What Lies Behind Thailand’s Hashtag Republicanism?
September 29, 2020

What Lies Behind Thailand’s Hashtag Republicanism?

By Sebastian Strangio
The trending call for a republic hinted at the depth of discontent running beneath the current protest movement.
How Anand Panyarachun Shaped Modern Thailand
February 16, 2019

How Anand Panyarachun Shaped Modern Thailand

By Luke Hunt
A new biography details the life of a former Thai prime minister.

What Thailand’s Elections Can and Can’t Do for its Democracy
January 29, 2019

What Thailand’s Elections Can and Can’t Do for its Democracy

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While the holding of an elusive election in the Southeast Asian state would be a notable step in the restoration of democratic rule, the harder work of managing wider political divisions lies ahead.

The Dangerous Buddhist Card in Thailand’s New Constitution
January 30, 2018

The Dangerous Buddhist Card in Thailand’s New Constitution

By Khemthong Tongsakulrungruang
The ruling junta’s use of religion to boost its legitimacy brings risks for the country.

A US-Thailand Alliance Boost Under Trump and Prayut?
July 03, 2017

A US-Thailand Alliance Boost Under Trump and Prayut?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Though an upcoming summit meeting offers room for both sides to boost the relationship, there are also lingering challenges.

Thailand's Winding Road to Democracy
June 22, 2017

Thailand's Winding Road to Democracy

By Alexi Demetriadi
Thailand's latest constitution set a roadmap for elections, but analysts fear true democracy may never return.
Thailand's New Constitution: A Threat to Religious Freedom?
September 02, 2016

Thailand's New Constitution: A Threat to Religious Freedom?

By Mong Palatino
A problematic provision sheds light on a thorny issue.

Thailand's New Constitution: A Blow to Rights?
August 17, 2016

Thailand's New Constitution: A Blow to Rights?

By Mong Palatino
Despite the approval of the Thai charter, its content remains worrying.

Thailand's Constitutional Referendum: A Hobson's Choice
May 13, 2016

Thailand's Constitutional Referendum: A Hobson's Choice

By Shawn W. Crispin
A climate of fear all but ensures the upcoming vote will be far from an expression of popular will.

What Thailand's Rejected Constitution Means
September 08, 2015

What Thailand's Rejected Constitution Means

By Shawn W. Crispin
The country moves back to square one.
Thailand Completes Troubling New Constitution
April 18, 2015

Thailand Completes Troubling New Constitution

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The first draft of the charter contains some worrying provisions.

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