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No Post-Election Coup, Promises Thai Commander-in-Chief
October 14, 2022

No Post-Election Coup, Promises Thai Commander-in-Chief

By Sebastian Strangio
But the army's history of political interventions means that its promises are very far from reassuring.

Majority Want Thai PM to Leave Office This Month: Poll
August 09, 2022

Majority Want Thai PM to Leave Office This Month: Poll

By Sebastian Strangio
Two-thirds of respondents agreed with the Thai opposition's argument that the leader's time as military junta chief should count toward his constitutional term limit.
Thai Opposition Seeks to Curtail PM Prayut’s Term in Office
August 03, 2022

Thai Opposition Seeks to Curtail PM Prayut’s Term in Office

By Sebastian Strangio
The Pheu Thai Party claims that the leader's time as the head of Thailand's junta should count toward his eight-year constitutional term limit.

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.

Why Did Thailand's Fugitive Ex-Prime Minister Get Serbian Citizenship?
August 13, 2019

Why Did Thailand's Fugitive Ex-Prime Minister Get Serbian Citizenship?

By Associated Press
Yingluck Shinawatra received Serbian citizenship last week.

Thailand’s Stolen Election
June 01, 2019

Thailand’s Stolen Election

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

Irregularities Cloud Thailand’s 2019 Election Results
March 30, 2019

Irregularities Cloud Thailand’s 2019 Election Results

By Erin Cook
Doubts about the results and the role of the election commission in particular have further intensified distrust about the country’s institutions and muddied the waters.
Thailand 2019 Elections: Conflicting Claims as Final Result Wait Continues
March 25, 2019

Thailand 2019 Elections: Conflicting Claims as Final Result Wait Continues

By Kaweewit Kaewjinda and Stephen Wright
Situation intensifies uncertainties about the result as well as the future prospects of the country.

Thailand's Junta Cracks Down on Thaksin's Pheu Thai Party
May 23, 2018

Thailand's Junta Cracks Down on Thaksin's Pheu Thai Party

By Neil Thompson
The generals want to be sure the opposition is eliminated before agreeing to hold elections.

What Do Thailand’s New Economic Numbers Say About Its Political Future?
March 02, 2018

What Do Thailand’s New Economic Numbers Say About Its Political Future?

By Luke Hunt
The good news masks a still uncertain road ahead for the ruling junta.

The Dangerous Buddhist Card in Thailand’s New Constitution
January 30, 2018

The Dangerous Buddhist Card in Thailand’s New Constitution

By Khemthong Tongsakulrungruang
The ruling junta’s use of religion to boost its legitimacy brings risks for the country.
What Yingluck’s Fate Says About Sexism in Thailand
September 08, 2017

What Yingluck’s Fate Says About Sexism in Thailand

By Matthew Phillips
Recent commentary about the former premier misses an important element of her story and what it says about Thai society.

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