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How Thailand’s ‘One of a Kind’ Defense Minister Will Be Remembered

How Thailand’s ‘One of a Kind’ Defense Minister Will Be Remembered

By Tita Sanglee
Unlike like most past defense chiefs, Sutin Klungsang is a civilian politician with virtually no experience in security matters.

ISOC Once Again Puts Thailand’s Government Between the People and the Military

ISOC Once Again Puts Thailand’s Government Between the People and the Military

By Mark S. Cogan
Thai progressives have long called for the abolition of the military's notorious Internal Security Operations Command. But don't expect it to happen under the current government.
A Role Reversal for Bangkok’s Middle Class

A Role Reversal for Bangkok’s Middle Class

By Jason Johnson
Residents of Thailand's capital have historically come down on the side of conservatism and reaction. They now loom as a force for reform.

Why Thailand Should Mediate the Crisis in Myanmar

Why Thailand Should Mediate the Crisis in Myanmar

By Brian Wong and Tidarat Yingcharoen
The case for proactive, multilateral, pro-peace diplomacy.

Thai Military Announces Plan to Slash Generals, Streamline Forces

Thai Military Announces Plan to Slash Generals, Streamline Forces

By Sebastian Strangio
Last week's announcement may be an attempt to preempt the military reforms promised by the progressive Move Forward Party following its election victory.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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How Thailand’s Myanmar Policy Could Change Under Move Forward

How Thailand’s Myanmar Policy Could Change Under Move Forward

By Sebastian Strangio
Assuming he is able to form government, Pita Limjaroenrat has promised significant changes to the Thai government's approach toward its conflict-torn neighbor.

Thailand’s Desire For Change Runs Deeper Than the Election Results

Thailand’s Desire For Change Runs Deeper Than the Election Results

By Jittip Mongkolnchaiarunya
The outcome of the polls on May 14 was built on years of painstaking efforts by the country's civil society organizations.
Rumors of Opposition Dissolution Swirl Ahead of Thai Election

Rumors of Opposition Dissolution Swirl Ahead of Thai Election

By Sebastian Strangio
With two opposition parties leading in pre-election polls, the country's conservative establishment is reportedly considering drastic measures to keep them out of power.

No Post-Election Coup, Promises Thai Commander-in-Chief

No Post-Election Coup, Promises Thai Commander-in-Chief

By Sebastian Strangio
But the army's history of political interventions means that its promises are very far from reassuring.

Myanmar Apologizes After Jet Fighter Violated Thai Airspace

Myanmar Apologizes After Jet Fighter Violated Thai Airspace

By Sebastian Strangio
The aircraft strayed into Thai airspace on the same day as a Thai military delegation traveled to Naypyidaw for border talks.

What the Drama Surrounding Thai Army TV Says About Thai Foreign Policy

What the Drama Surrounding Thai Army TV Says About Thai Foreign Policy

By Tita Sanglee
Channel 5's coverage of the Russia-Ukraine war reflects the close relationship between Thailand's media and its foreign policy.
Thailand’s Constitutional Dictatorship Weathers the Storm

Thailand’s Constitutional Dictatorship Weathers the Storm

By Zachary Abuza
Despite rumors of dissent within Prayut Chan-o-cha's coalition, the military is poised to retain its privileged position in Thai politics.

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