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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
Thailand’s Inequality Challenge Looms Large Ahead of 2019 Elections
December 22, 2018
Thailand’s Inequality Challenge Looms Large Ahead of 2019 Elections
A recent report suggests that the problem is only worsening, posing another headache for the junta ahead of polls next year.
Thailand’s Inequality Challenge Looms Large Ahead of 2019 Elections
US, Thailand to Launch 2017 Cobra Gold Military Exercises
February 14, 2017
US, Thailand to Launch 2017 Cobra Gold Military Exercises
Asia’s largest multinational drill will kick off on February 14.
US, Thailand to Launch 2017 Cobra Gold Military Exercises
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
A Brief History of the Coup d'État in the Asia-Pacific
July 18, 2016
A Brief History of the Coup d'État in the Asia-Pacific
Across Asia in the 20th and 21st centuries, the coup d'etat has been a well-documented phenomenon.
A Brief History of the Coup d'État in the Asia-Pacific
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
It's been one year since Thailand's coup, and there are no signs of democracy's return.
The Year of Living Crazily: Thailand One Year After the Coup
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: Murder in the Land of Smiles
October 10, 2014
Thailand: Murder in the Land of Smiles
The country’s tourism sector is taking a hit following a high-profile murder case and a bungled police response.
Thailand: Murder in the Land of Smiles
Thailand Under the Junta
August 21, 2014
Thailand Under the Junta
Daily life in Thailand under the ruling military junta, which took power in a May 22 coup.
Thailand Under the Junta
Cambodian Defense Delegation Visits Thailand Amid Tensions
August 01, 2014
Cambodian Defense Delegation Visits Thailand Amid Tensions
A Cambodian delegation led by General Tea Banh visited Thailand to discuss defense cooperation, among other issues.
Cambodian Defense Delegation Visits Thailand Amid Tensions
What Will Thailand’s Post-Coup 'Democracy' Look Like?
June 21, 2014
What Will Thailand’s Post-Coup 'Democracy' Look Like?
When democracy does return to Thailand it will surely be very unlike anything the country has seen before.
What Will Thailand’s Post-Coup 'Democracy' Look Like?
Thailand’s ‘Happy’ Coup
June 16, 2014
Thailand’s ‘Happy’ Coup
The generals have taken over the country, and they want the people to be happy about it.
Thailand’s ‘Happy’ Coup
China Slowdown To Hit Asia Hard
June 12, 2014
China Slowdown To Hit Asia Hard
Commodity exporters and emerging economies are exposed to any slowdown in the Chinese economy.
China Slowdown To Hit Asia Hard
Free Speech Under Attack in Southeast Asia
June 05, 2014
Free Speech Under Attack in Southeast Asia
Mainstream and social media are increasingly the target of state censorship in the region.
Free Speech Under Attack in Southeast Asia
Tense Times in Thailand
June 05, 2014
Tense Times in Thailand
Hoping to destroy the pro-Thaksin forces once and for all, the military is taking a much tougher line this time around.
Tense Times in Thailand
Thailand’s Déjà-Coup
June 05, 2014
Thailand’s Déjà-Coup
Why the current military intervention is as doomed to fail as the last one was.
Thailand’s Déjà-Coup
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