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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.
It’s Official: Thailand Has an Election Date
January 24, 2019

It’s Official: Thailand Has an Election Date

By Tassanee Vejpongsa and Kaweewit Kaewjinda
Now will the country actually go to the polls as scheduled on March 24 -- and will elections make a difference?

Challenges and Opportunities in Negotiating Constitutional Reforms in Post-Election Thailand
January 10, 2019

Challenges and Opportunities in Negotiating Constitutional Reforms in Post-Election Thailand

By Chonlawit Sirikupt
Working around the “menu of manipulation” -- the tactics by which authoritarian regimes achieve a semblance of democratic legitimacy.

Is Thailand’s Election Going to Be Delayed Yet Again?
January 09, 2019

Is Thailand’s Election Going to Be Delayed Yet Again?

By Associated Press
Protesters take to the street, demanding that the military junta to stick to an announced February 24 election date.

However Thailand Votes, the Military Is Set to Retain Influence
December 13, 2018

However Thailand Votes, the Military Is Set to Retain Influence

By Pavin Chachavalpongpun
This time around, Thailand’s elections, slated for February 2019, look like they will actually materialize. But can they rescue its troubled democracy?
Thailand’s Dangerous Interregnum
July 01, 2018

Thailand’s Dangerous Interregnum

By Pavin Chachavalpongpun
These are the days when an old system refuses to die and a new system isn't ready to be born.

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