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Thailand’s Coup Leader Completes Engineered Ballot Box Win
June 06, 2019
Thailand’s Coup Leader Completes Engineered Ballot Box Win
With parliament’s unsurprising vote, Prayut Chan-o-cha has completed an engineered effort to prolong his rule as premier.
Thailand’s Coup Leader Completes Engineered Ballot Box Win
Thailand’s Stolen Election
June 01, 2019
Thailand’s Stolen Election
An illegitimate election risks prolonging the country’s problems.
Thailand’s Stolen Election
Thailand Junta Chief’s Orwell Plug Sparks Controversy
May 31, 2019
Thailand Junta Chief’s Orwell Plug Sparks Controversy
Prayut’s reference to a George Orwell classic has served as yet another front for criticism against the government given its past record and the country’s current state.
Thailand Junta Chief’s Orwell Plug Sparks Controversy
Thailand’s New King Looms Large Amid Post-Election Uncertainty
April 05, 2019
Thailand’s New King Looms Large Amid Post-Election Uncertainty
While the country’s political future still remains unclear, the monarch will continue to exert influence in how it is shaped.
Thailand’s New King Looms Large Amid Post-Election Uncertainty
Irregularities Cloud Thailand’s 2019 Election Results
March 30, 2019
Irregularities Cloud Thailand’s 2019 Election Results
Doubts about the results and the role of the election commission in particular have further intensified distrust about the country’s institutions and muddied the waters.
Irregularities Cloud Thailand’s 2019 Election Results
Thailand-Philippines Defense Ties in Focus With Navy Goodwill Visit
March 29, 2019
Thailand-Philippines Defense Ties in Focus With Navy Goodwill Visit
The engagement spotlighted the ongoing development of the security realm of the relationship.
Thailand-Philippines Defense Ties in Focus With Navy Goodwill Visit
Prayut in Full Campaign Mode for Thailand’s 2019 Elections
March 14, 2019
Prayut in Full Campaign Mode for Thailand’s 2019 Elections
The premier has intensified his effort to strengthen his brand in the run-up to much-anticipated polls.
Prayut in Full Campaign Mode for Thailand’s 2019 Elections
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?
A closer look at what an unprecedented development might mean for upcoming elections and the country’s political future.
What Does Thailand’s Royal Shockwave Mean for its Future Politics?
Defense Minister Visit Puts Vietnam-Thailand Military Ties into Focus
January 29, 2019
Defense Minister Visit Puts Vietnam-Thailand Military Ties into Focus
A recent interaction highlighted some of the cooperation between both countries in the defense realm.
Defense Minister Visit Puts Vietnam-Thailand Military Ties into Focus
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
It’s Official: Thailand Has an Election Date
January 24, 2019
It’s Official: Thailand Has an Election Date
Now will the country actually go to the polls as scheduled on March 24 -- and will elections make a difference?
It’s Official: Thailand Has an 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
This time around, Thailand’s elections, slated for February 2019, look like they will actually materialize. But can they rescue its troubled democracy?
However Thailand Votes, the Military Is Set to Retain Influence
Thai Junta Shows No Signs of Halting Assault on Human Rights
June 02, 2018
Thai Junta Shows No Signs of Halting Assault on Human Rights
The Thai government must face greater international pressure to deliver on its promise to lift political restrictions.
Thai Junta Shows No Signs of Halting Assault on Human Rights
Thailand's Junta Cracks Down on Thaksin's Pheu Thai Party
May 23, 2018
Thailand's Junta Cracks Down on Thaksin's Pheu Thai Party
The generals want to be sure the opposition is eliminated before agreeing to hold elections.
Thailand's Junta Cracks Down on Thaksin's Pheu Thai Party
Is Time Running Out for Thailand’s Elusive Election?
April 20, 2018
Is Time Running Out for Thailand’s Elusive Election?
Impatience is growing after multiple delays.
Is Time Running Out for Thailand’s Elusive Election?
The Neverending Story of Thailand’s Elusive Election
February 01, 2018
The Neverending Story of Thailand’s Elusive Election
Polls are once again set to be postponed, delaying the country’s return to civilian, democratic rule.
The Neverending Story of Thailand’s Elusive Election
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