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April 17, 2017

Thailand
Thailand-Vajiralongkorn Thailand’s New King Adds Even More Uncertainty to Thai Politics

Two weeks ago, David Streckfuss, a longtime analyst of Thai royal politics, wrote an incisive op-ed in the New York Times. It effectively summarized a growing current of analysis about how Thailand’s…

October 13, 2016

Thailand
The Mixed Legacy of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

The long-reigning Thai king’s tacit support of military coups over the last decade undercuts his past image as a force for stability. 

December 4, 2014

Thailand
thai-royal-guard-king's-birthday-2014 Thailand’s Royal Succession Battle Comes Into (Slightly) More Open View

This post is part of a series on Thai leadership. The past ten years of political turmoil in Thailand have revolved around several contentious challenges. A growing, politically empowered, and vocal…

June 27, 2011

Thailand
A Thai official dressed in a traditional costume greets Thailand’s Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn (R) during an annual royal ploughing ceremony in cental Bangkok on May 13, 2011. Bombshell Report on Thailand May Open Debate on Monarchy

A Thai official dressed in a traditional costume greets Thailand's Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn (R) during an annual royal ploughing ceremony in cental Bangkok on May 13, 2011. (Damir Sagolj/…

June 9, 2011

Thailand
Thailand’s Elections: Resolution or Implosion?

Thailand’s general elections in July could mark a crucial step toward reconciliation but are likely to fuel further resentments that have roiled the country and eroded regional stability, says CFR’s …