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The Trouble with Thailand 
September 23, 2019

The Trouble with Thailand 

By Chonthicha Jangrew
Despite this year’s “elections,” Thailand is no democracy.

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.
Thailand’s Stolen Election
June 01, 2019

Thailand’s Stolen Election

By Zachary Abuza
An illegitimate election risks prolonging the country’s problems.

Thai Court Blocks Anti-Junta Politician From Parliament Seat
May 23, 2019

Thai Court Blocks Anti-Junta Politician From Parliament Seat

By Kaweewit Kaewjinda
Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn faces yet another legal challenge that his supporters see as politically-motivated.

Thailand’s Election Impasse
March 29, 2019

Thailand’s Election Impasse

By Nicholas Muller
The first election in Thailand since the 2014 coup has so far brought more confusion than clarity.

Who Will Be Thailand’s Next Prime Minister?
March 22, 2019

Who Will Be Thailand’s Next Prime Minister?

By Associated Press
A look at those jockeying for the top post in Thailand’s March 24 elections.

How Thailand’s Ruling General Could Stay in the Prime Minister’s Seat
February 12, 2019

How Thailand’s Ruling General Could Stay in the Prime Minister’s Seat

By Sebastian Liu
Prime Minister Prayut eyes an extended tenure ahead of the general election due to take place on March 24.
Thai Princess’ Political Bid Sunk by Her Brother, the King
February 09, 2019

Thai Princess’ Political Bid Sunk by Her Brother, the King

By Grant Peck
It's unlikely we'll ever know just what happened behind the scenes before and after Ubolratana's shock announcement.

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.

Pavin Chachavalpongpun on Thailand's Politics
February 01, 2019

Pavin Chachavalpongpun on Thailand's Politics

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The wild world of Thai politics in 2019 and beyond.

Defense Minister Visit Puts Vietnam-Thailand Military Ties into Focus
January 29, 2019

Defense Minister Visit Puts Vietnam-Thailand Military Ties into Focus

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent interaction highlighted some of the cooperation between both countries in the defense realm.
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.

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