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What Does Thailand’s New Defense Budget Say About its Future Military Outlook?
September 07, 2019

What Does Thailand’s New Defense Budget Say About its Future Military Outlook?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the significance of the new budget numbers for the country.

Thailand’s Coup Leader Completes Engineered Ballot Box Win
June 06, 2019

Thailand’s Coup Leader Completes Engineered Ballot Box Win

By Grant Peck
With parliament’s unsurprising vote, Prayut Chan-o-cha has completed an engineered effort to prolong his rule as premier.
What Does Thailand’s Royal Shockwave Mean for its Future Politics?
February 09, 2019

What Does Thailand’s Royal Shockwave Mean for its Future Politics?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at what an unprecedented development might mean for upcoming elections and the country’s political future.

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.

Thailand’s Inequality Challenge Looms Large Ahead of 2019 Elections
December 22, 2018

Thailand’s Inequality Challenge Looms Large Ahead of 2019 Elections

By Alphonsus Pettit
A recent report suggests that the problem is only worsening, posing another headache for the junta ahead of polls next year.

US, Thailand to Launch 2017 Cobra Gold Military Exercises
February 14, 2017

US, Thailand to Launch 2017 Cobra Gold Military Exercises

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Asia’s largest multinational drill will kick off on February 14.

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

By Hunter Marston
Will Thai citizens tolerate the Junta's rule without their beloved king?
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

By Ankit Panda
Across Asia in the 20th and 21st centuries, the coup d'etat has been a well-documented phenomenon.

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

By John Sifton
It's been one year since Thailand's coup, and there are no signs of democracy's return.

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)

By Joshua Kurlantzick
Part two of a series, looking at the implications of the struggle to control the royal succession in Thailand.

Thailand: Murder in the Land of Smiles
October 10, 2014

Thailand: Murder in the Land of Smiles

By Tom Vater
The country’s tourism sector is taking a hit following a high-profile murder case and a bungled police response.
Thailand Under the Junta
August 21, 2014

Thailand Under the Junta

By Rohan Radheya
Daily life in Thailand under the ruling military junta, which took power in a May 22 coup.

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