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Why Thailand’s New Military-Monarchy Alliance Is a Bad Sign for Democracy
June 21, 2019

Why Thailand’s New Military-Monarchy Alliance Is a Bad Sign for Democracy

By Pavin Chachavalpongpun
New alignments between established forces suggest a bleak outlook for those yearning for change.

Thailand Junta Chief’s Orwell Plug Sparks Controversy
May 31, 2019

Thailand Junta Chief’s Orwell Plug Sparks Controversy

By Kaweewit Kaewjinda and Grant Peck
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.
Final Election Results Leave Thailand Divided
May 10, 2019

Final Election Results Leave Thailand Divided

By Grant Peck
The final results of the March election give no party an absolute majority and suggest that political divisions will remain if not intensify.

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.

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.

What’s Behind the Thailand King’s Rising Security Force?
October 11, 2018

What’s Behind the Thailand King’s Rising Security Force?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Another data point has shed light on ongoing efforts to strengthen the security around Thailand’s new monarch and its significance.
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.

Old Tricks at Play in Cambodia’s New Repression
November 23, 2017

Old Tricks at Play in Cambodia’s New Repression

By Alphonsus Pettit
Ahead of upcoming polls, the crackdown in the country shows few signs of ending any time soon.

Thailand's Royal Funeral
October 29, 2017

Thailand's Royal Funeral

By Cory Wright
Over 350,000 Thais came to pay their respects at late King Bhumibol's Royal Cremation.

Thailand’s Missing Plaque: The Final Failure of the 1932 Revolution
May 05, 2017

Thailand’s Missing Plaque: The Final Failure of the 1932 Revolution

By Eugene Mark
A small incident reflect broader trends in the consolidation of monarchical power.
Thailand's Political Crisis Runs Deeper Than the Military Wants to Admit
April 11, 2017

Thailand's Political Crisis Runs Deeper Than the Military Wants to Admit

By Eugene Mark
The crisis is not an elite competition but an ideological one.

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