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Thailand’s Constitutional Dictatorship Weathers the Storm
September 27, 2021

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.

With Eye to Next Election, Thai Government Tweaks Voting Rules
September 13, 2021

With Eye to Next Election, Thai Government Tweaks Voting Rules

By Sebastian Strangio
The election tweaks, which will benefit larger parties, are designed to solidify the control of Prime Minister Prayut's government.
Thai Navy’s Submarine Acquisition Stuck in Limbo
July 23, 2021

Thai Navy’s Submarine Acquisition Stuck in Limbo

By Tita Sanglee
With COVID-19 spiraling out of control in Thailand, the $683 million purchase has again drawn criticism.

Thailand’s Military Personnel Challenge in the Spotlight with Slimming Plan
March 16, 2021

Thailand’s Military Personnel Challenge in the Spotlight with Slimming Plan

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The effort marks just the latest in a series of unsuccessful efforts to reduce the country's bloated and top-heavy officer corps.

As Thailand’s Protests Gather Momentum, What is the Endgame?
September 30, 2020

As Thailand’s Protests Gather Momentum, What is the Endgame?

By David Hutt
For those wanting a democratic Thailand, is it more important to keep the military in its barracks or the king in his palaces?

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit on the Struggle for a Free Thailand
September 24, 2020

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit on the Struggle for a Free Thailand

By Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit
Young Thais are becoming increasingly fed up with the stifling consensus and repeated military interventions in the country's politics.

Thailand’s Protests: Between the Old and the New
September 14, 2020

Thailand’s Protests: Between the Old and the New

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Beyond the headlines, what do the current protests tell us about the country’s present and future?
How Will Thailand’s Future Military Planning Shift Amid its Coronavirus Challenge?
April 13, 2020

How Will Thailand’s Future Military Planning Shift Amid its Coronavirus Challenge?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at suggestions that COVID-19 could affect the country’s future defense outlook.

Prayut’s Ukraine Tank Deal Defense Highlights Thailand’s Broader Security Challenge
March 03, 2020

Prayut’s Ukraine Tank Deal Defense Highlights Thailand’s Broader Security Challenge

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The premier’s defense of the deal in parliament was just the latest manifestation of heightened scrutiny on Thailand's defense policy.

Thailand Mall Shooting: Soldier’s Deadly Rampage Reveals Security Lapses
February 11, 2020

Thailand Mall Shooting: Soldier’s Deadly Rampage Reveals Security Lapses

By Associated Press
How did a soldier manage to steal weapons from an army base, kill 29 people, then keep security forces at bay for almost 16 hours?

Navy Chief Introductory Visit Highlights Thailand-Singapore Defense Relations
January 24, 2020

Navy Chief Introductory Visit Highlights Thailand-Singapore Defense Relations

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The interaction highlighted the security aspect of the relationship between the two Southeast Asian states and what lies ahead in 2020.
Keel-Laying of T 994-Class Patrol Vessels Highlights Thailand’s Maritime Capabilities
November 26, 2019

Keel-Laying of T 994-Class Patrol Vessels Highlights Thailand’s Maritime Capabilities

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A Thai shipbuilder laid down the keels for two patrol vessels for the country’s navy.

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