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December 9, 2013

Thailand
An anti-government protester waves a Thai national flag during a rally at the Royal Plaza near the Government House in Bangkok on December 9, 2013. (Chaiwat Subprasom/Courtesy Reuters) Demise of the Democrat Party in Thailand

When I first moved to Thailand, in 1998, the Democrat Party, the oldest continuously-operating party in the kingdom, was in control of the government and was navigating Thailand through the economic …

October 27, 2010

Thailand
Thailand’s PM Abhisit shakes hand with Myanmar’s PM Thein during the 15th ASEAN Summit and related summits in Hua Hin Cozying up to Burma

The decline of democracy in some of Southeast Asia’s most important states does not only affect the citizens of those countries. The decline has a kind of knock-on effect, in which it also undermin…