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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

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?

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?

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

By Katherine Gerson
The Thai government must face greater international pressure to deliver on its promise to lift political restrictions.

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

By Neil Thompson
The generals want to be sure the opposition is eliminated before agreeing to hold elections.
Is Time Running Out for Thailand’s Elusive Election?
April 20, 2018

Is Time Running Out for Thailand’s Elusive Election?

By Erin Cook
Impatience is growing after multiple delays.

The Neverending Story of Thailand’s Elusive Election
February 01, 2018

The Neverending Story of Thailand’s Elusive Election

By Erin Cook
Polls are once again set to be postponed, delaying the country’s return to civilian, democratic rule.
What Will the 2018 Cobra Gold Military Exercises in Thailand Look Like?
January 31, 2018

What Will the 2018 Cobra Gold Military Exercises in Thailand Look Like?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
This year’s drills will be closely watched for what it says about the US-Thailand alliance and Thailand itself.

A US-Thailand Alliance Boost Under Trump and Prayut?
July 03, 2017

A US-Thailand Alliance Boost Under Trump and Prayut?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Though an upcoming summit meeting offers room for both sides to boost the relationship, there are also lingering challenges.

Why Is Thailand Delaying Elections Until 2018?
February 10, 2017

Why Is Thailand Delaying Elections Until 2018?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A look at why another postponement of polls has occurred.

A Serious Concern Over the First Use of E-Voting in Thailand
October 19, 2016

A Serious Concern Over the First Use of E-Voting in Thailand

By Jittip Mongkolnchaiarunya
If not implemented transparently, the initial e-voting system in Thailand may trigger internal political conflict.
What Does Thailand's Referendum Result Mean?
August 08, 2016

What Does Thailand's Referendum Result Mean?

By Shawn W. Crispin
There are competing interpretations about what the "yes" vote represents.

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