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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
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.
What Thailand’s Elections Can and Can’t Do for its Democracy
The Dangerous Buddhist Card in Thailand’s New Constitution
January 30, 2018
The Dangerous Buddhist Card in Thailand’s New Constitution
The ruling junta’s use of religion to boost its legitimacy brings risks for the country.
The Dangerous Buddhist Card in Thailand’s New Constitution
A US-Thailand Alliance Boost Under Trump and Prayut?
July 03, 2017
A US-Thailand Alliance Boost Under Trump and Prayut?
Though an upcoming summit meeting offers room for both sides to boost the relationship, there are also lingering challenges.
A US-Thailand Alliance Boost Under Trump and Prayut?
Thailand's Winding Road to Democracy
June 22, 2017
Thailand's Winding Road to Democracy
Thailand's latest constitution set a roadmap for elections, but analysts fear true democracy may never return.
Thailand's Winding Road to Democracy
Thailand's New Constitution: A Threat to Religious Freedom?
September 02, 2016
Thailand's New Constitution: A Threat to Religious Freedom?
A problematic provision sheds light on a thorny issue.
Thailand's New Constitution: A Threat to Religious Freedom?
Thailand's New Constitution: A Blow to Rights?
August 17, 2016
Thailand's New Constitution: A Blow to Rights?
Despite the approval of the Thai charter, its content remains worrying.
Thailand's New Constitution: A Blow to Rights?
Thailand's Constitutional Referendum: A Hobson's Choice
May 13, 2016
Thailand's Constitutional Referendum: A Hobson's Choice
A climate of fear all but ensures the upcoming vote will be far from an expression of popular will.
Thailand's Constitutional Referendum: A Hobson's Choice
What Thailand's Rejected Constitution Means
September 08, 2015
What Thailand's Rejected Constitution Means
The country moves back to square one.
What Thailand's Rejected Constitution Means
Thailand Completes Troubling New Constitution
April 18, 2015
Thailand Completes Troubling New Constitution
The first draft of the charter contains some worrying provisions.
Thailand Completes Troubling New Constitution
Thailand Establishes Interim Constitution
July 24, 2014
Thailand Establishes Interim Constitution
The new constitution grants sweeping powers to the military junta that took over on May 22.
Thailand Establishes Interim Constitution
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