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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
Final Election Results Leave Thailand Divided
May 10, 2019
Final Election Results Leave Thailand Divided
The final results of the March election give no party an absolute majority and suggest that political divisions will remain if not intensify.
Final Election Results Leave Thailand Divided
Thai Princess’ Political Bid Sunk by Her Brother, the King
February 09, 2019
Thai Princess’ Political Bid Sunk by Her Brother, the King
It's unlikely we'll ever know just what happened behind the scenes before and after Ubolratana's shock announcement.
Thai Princess’ Political Bid Sunk by Her Brother, the King
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?
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
What’s Behind the Thailand King’s Rising Security Force?
October 11, 2018
What’s Behind the Thailand King’s Rising Security Force?
Another data point has shed light on ongoing efforts to strengthen the security around Thailand’s new monarch and its significance.
What’s Behind the Thailand King’s Rising Security Force?
Thailand’s Dangerous Interregnum
July 01, 2018
Thailand’s Dangerous Interregnum
These are the days when an old system refuses to die and a new system isn't ready to be born.
Thailand’s Dangerous Interregnum
Old Tricks at Play in Cambodia’s New Repression
November 23, 2017
Old Tricks at Play in Cambodia’s New Repression
Ahead of upcoming polls, the crackdown in the country shows few signs of ending any time soon.
Old Tricks at Play in Cambodia’s New Repression
Thailand's Royal Funeral
October 29, 2017
Thailand's Royal Funeral
Over 350,000 Thais came to pay their respects at late King Bhumibol's Royal Cremation.
Thailand's Royal Funeral
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
A small incident reflect broader trends in the consolidation of monarchical power.
Thailand’s Missing Plaque: The Final Failure of the 1932 Revolution
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
The crisis is not an elite competition but an ideological one.
Thailand's Political Crisis Runs Deeper Than the Military Wants to Admit
Why Is Thailand Delaying Elections Until 2018?
February 10, 2017
Why Is Thailand Delaying Elections Until 2018?
A look at why another postponement of polls has occurred.
Why Is Thailand Delaying Elections Until 2018?
Thailand's New King Is Making a Power Grab
February 04, 2017
Thailand's New King Is Making a Power Grab
Seeking more power, Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn is moving the country away from being a constitutional monarchy.
Thailand's New King Is Making a Power Grab
What ASEAN Can Learn from Thailand’s Student Massacre
October 18, 2016
What ASEAN Can Learn from Thailand’s Student Massacre
Lessons for the region from the 1976 Thammasat University massacre.
What ASEAN Can Learn from Thailand’s Student Massacre
After Constitution Referendum, What Next for Thailand?
August 11, 2016
After Constitution Referendum, What Next for Thailand?
Now that the junta's constitution has passed, will it make good on promised elections in 2017?
After Constitution Referendum, What Next for Thailand?
Thailand’s Junta Deals Free Speech Another Blow
June 16, 2015
Thailand’s Junta Deals Free Speech Another Blow
The military bans an event on the country's controversial lese majeste law.
Thailand’s Junta Deals Free Speech Another Blow
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