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Thailand’s Twelve Turbulent Months
December 21, 2014

Thailand’s Twelve Turbulent Months

By Mong Palatino
Democracy in Thailand took about 12 steps backwards in 2014.
What Will Prayuth Do as Prime Minister?
September 06, 2014

What Will Prayuth Do as Prime Minister?

By Joshua Kurlantzick
A look at what lies ahead for Thailand, under coup leader and new prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.

Thailand’s Rice Scheme Post-Mortem
July 24, 2014

Thailand’s Rice Scheme Post-Mortem

By Steve Finch
The nation remains as divided as ever over the fallout from the Shinawatras’ controversial rice subsidies.

Thailand’s Crisis and the 1932 Revolution
July 16, 2014

Thailand’s Crisis and the 1932 Revolution

By James Buchanan
The country will not be able to move forward until it has properly dealt with its past.

Thailand’s Déjà-Coup
June 05, 2014

Thailand’s Déjà-Coup

By Lee Jones
Why the current military intervention is as doomed to fail as the last one was.
Understanding Thailand's Coup
June 02, 2014

Understanding Thailand's Coup

By Shannon Tiezzi
The Diplomat speaks with Dr. Vikram Nehru about the root causes of political tensions, the regional implications, and the fate of Thailand's democracy.

Thailand: A Coup, the Crown, and Two Middle Classes
May 23, 2014

Thailand: A Coup, the Crown, and Two Middle Classes

By Serhat Ünaldi
Thailand’s twelfth coup since 1932 reveals both the sorry state of its democracy and the erosion of the monarchy.
The Rise of Buddhist Feminism?
May 18, 2014

The Rise of Buddhist Feminism?

By Hanna Hindstrom (text) & Ye Tike (images)
A few Thai women are defying conservative Buddhist tradition to reinstate an ancient order.

ASEAN’s Tepid Response to the Vietnam-China Faceoff
May 17, 2014

ASEAN’s Tepid Response to the Vietnam-China Faceoff

By Luke Hunt
The bloc’s inability to craft a united response to Chinese aggression signals a further decline in its regional clout.

South China Sea Dispute Overshadows ASEAN Summit
May 12, 2014

South China Sea Dispute Overshadows ASEAN Summit

By Philip Heijmans
At a historic summit in Myanmar, the bloc’s leaders express concern over escalating tensions.

Thailand’s Prime Minister Removed, But No One Happy With the Result
May 10, 2014

Thailand’s Prime Minister Removed, But No One Happy With the Result

By Joshua Kurlantzick
It hasn't been a good week for either democracy or the rule of law in Thailand.
Beholden to Bangkok: Dialogue in Thailand’s Deep South
May 07, 2014

Beholden to Bangkok: Dialogue in Thailand’s Deep South

By Franco Galdini
A Constitutional Court ruling on Yingluck Shinawatra today could imperil an already stuttering peace process.

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