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What Does Thailand’s New Defense Budget Say About its Future Military Outlook?
September 07, 2019

What Does Thailand’s New Defense Budget Say About its Future Military Outlook?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the significance of the new budget numbers for the country.

The New Thai Government’s Troubles Are Just Beginning
August 27, 2019

The New Thai Government’s Troubles Are Just Beginning

By Ashu Agarwal
A party defects from Thailand’s ruling coalition, leaving Prime Minister Prayut with a razor-thin majority.
Thailand: New Government, Same Old Issues
August 02, 2019

Thailand: New Government, Same Old Issues

By Erin Cook
As a new government takes shape, the issues that lie ahead for it are quite familiar.

Thailand's Quiet Crisis: 'The Southern Problem'
July 12, 2019

Thailand's Quiet Crisis: 'The Southern Problem'

By Austin Bodetti
While Prayut focuses on solidifying control over Bangkok, the insurgency in the south has gained strength.

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.

The Generational Challenge for Thailand’s Generals
June 20, 2019

The Generational Challenge for Thailand’s Generals

By Preeti Jha
While Thailand’s coup leader remains premier, the polls unleashed new democratic sentiments that the regime now struggles to silence.

Thailand’s Coup Leader Completes Engineered Ballot Box Win
June 06, 2019

Thailand’s Coup Leader Completes Engineered Ballot Box Win

By Grant Peck
With parliament’s unsurprising vote, Prayut Chan-o-cha has completed an engineered effort to prolong his rule as premier.
Thailand’s Stolen Election
June 01, 2019

Thailand’s Stolen Election

By Zachary Abuza
An illegitimate election risks prolonging the country’s problems.

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.

Thai Court Blocks Anti-Junta Politician From Parliament Seat
May 23, 2019

Thai Court Blocks Anti-Junta Politician From Parliament Seat

By Kaweewit Kaewjinda
Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn faces yet another legal challenge that his supporters see as politically-motivated.

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.
As Coronation Begins, What’s Next for the Thai Monarchy?
May 03, 2019

As Coronation Begins, What’s Next for the Thai Monarchy?

By Grant Peck
King Vajiralongkorn will finally be officially coronated, over two years after the death of beloved King Bhumibol.

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