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The Neverending Story of Thailand’s Elusive Election
February 01, 2018
The Neverending Story of Thailand’s Elusive Election
Polls are once again set to be postponed, delaying the country’s return to civilian, democratic rule.
The Neverending Story of Thailand’s Elusive Election
Specter of Instability Rising Again in Thailand
June 04, 2015
Specter of Instability Rising Again in Thailand
New rounds of confrontation seem more likely than long-term reconciliation.
Specter of Instability Rising Again in Thailand
The Rice and Fall of Yingluck Shinawatra
May 21, 2015
The Rice and Fall of Yingluck Shinawatra
The former Thai prime minister faces a potential jail term over a bungled rice scheme.
The Rice and Fall of Yingluck Shinawatra
Thailand’s Big Step Backwards
March 05, 2015
Thailand’s Big Step Backwards
In abandoning its democratic ideals, the country risks a return to a pre-modern era.
Thailand’s Big Step Backwards
The U.S. Needs to Get Tough on Thailand
February 18, 2015
The U.S. Needs to Get Tough on Thailand
By ignoring the democratic regression, Washington is sending dangerous signals to the rest of the region.
The U.S. Needs to Get Tough on Thailand
Thailand Scores Low on Political Rights
February 08, 2015
Thailand Scores Low on Political Rights
A new report underscores the worsening political situation in Thailand.
Thailand Scores Low on Political Rights
Prayuth Installed as Thai Prime Minister
August 22, 2014
Prayuth Installed as Thai Prime Minister
The junta appears intent on forestalling the Thaksins’ return to political power.
Prayuth Installed as Thai Prime Minister
Thailand’s Rice Scheme Post-Mortem
July 24, 2014
Thailand’s Rice Scheme Post-Mortem
The nation remains as divided as ever over the fallout from the Shinawatras’ controversial rice subsidies.
Thailand’s Rice Scheme Post-Mortem
Thailand’s Democracy Under Siege
July 22, 2014
Thailand’s Democracy Under Siege
If the country is to reform, it must go beyond politics.
Thailand’s Democracy Under Siege
Thailand’s Crisis and the 1932 Revolution
July 16, 2014
Thailand’s Crisis and the 1932 Revolution
The country will not be able to move forward until it has properly dealt with its past.
Thailand’s Crisis and the 1932 Revolution
What Will Thailand’s Post-Coup 'Democracy' Look Like?
June 21, 2014
What Will Thailand’s Post-Coup 'Democracy' Look Like?
When democracy does return to Thailand it will surely be very unlike anything the country has seen before.
What Will Thailand’s Post-Coup 'Democracy' Look Like?
Cambodian Exodus Signals Tough Times with Thai Junta
June 20, 2014
Cambodian Exodus Signals Tough Times with Thai Junta
The Thai military is having difficulty proving this coup is any different from previous incarnations.
Cambodian Exodus Signals Tough Times with Thai Junta
Tense Times in Thailand
June 05, 2014
Tense Times in Thailand
Hoping to destroy the pro-Thaksin forces once and for all, the military is taking a much tougher line this time around.
Tense Times in Thailand
Thailand’s Déjà-Coup
June 05, 2014
Thailand’s Déjà-Coup
Why the current military intervention is as doomed to fail as the last one was.
Thailand’s Déjà-Coup
Thailand: A Coup, the Crown, and Two Middle Classes
May 23, 2014
Thailand: A Coup, the Crown, and Two Middle Classes
Thailand’s twelfth coup since 1932 reveals both the sorry state of its democracy and the erosion of the monarchy.
Thailand: A Coup, the Crown, and Two Middle Classes
The Jokowi Effect in Southeast Asia
May 16, 2014
The Jokowi Effect in Southeast Asia
Joko Widodo’s potential presidential victory could well inspire other citizen movements in Southeast Asia.
The Jokowi Effect in Southeast Asia
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