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September 18, 2006

Democratization
A Conversation with Thaksin Shinawatra

Watch Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra discuss democracy in Asia.

April 17, 2012

Thailand
Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra greets the media upon his arrival at the Siem Reap International Airport in Cambodia, April 14, 2012. Thailand's fugitive former premier Thaksin took some small but symbolic steps towards the fringes of his homeland on Wednesday after five years in exile. When Will Thaksin Return?

A spate of articles over the past week has highlighted the growing possibility that former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra will soon return to Thailand from exile. During a recent visit to Laos, ju…

April 24, 2012

Thailand
Former Thai prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra (front L), welcomes his supporters during a ceremony in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, April 14, 2012. More on Thaksin’s Imminent Return

Over at New Mandala, there is a detailed report by longtime correspondent Nick Nostitz of Thaksin Shinawatra’s visit to Cambodia during the Thai New Year. For followers of Thailand and Indochinese po…

August 16, 2011

Thailand
Thailand’s former premier Thaksin Shinawatra greets journalists outside his home in Dubai. Thaksin Closer to Coming Back?

Thailand's former premier Thaksin Shinawatra greets journalists outside his home in Dubai (Jumana El Heloueh/Courtesy Reuters). This week’s news that, only one week after Thaksin Shinawatra’s si…

September 21, 2011

Thailand
Thailand’s red shirt protester holds pictures of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra during a rally at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok September 18, 2011. Thaksin Coming Back: Now What?

Thailand's red shirt protester holds pictures of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra during a rally at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok September 18, 2011 (Sukree Sukplang/Courtesy Reuters…

March 9, 2010

Thailand
What’s Rallying Thaksin’s Supporters?

In the wake of the February 26 court decision seizing the majority of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s assets, the whole Thai political class is wondering what happens next, and Thaksi…

February 26, 2010

Thailand
Report from Thailand: Thaksin’s Return?

As a stay this week in Chiang Mai has shown me, Thaksin Shinawatra, the former Thai prime minister forced out by a coup in 2006, isn’t going away as a political force. Chiang Mai and the North are Th…

April 11, 2018

Southeast Asia
Thaksin_2.1.2005 Thailand’s Lessons for Democratic Regression: A Review of “Owners of the Map”

It may be hard to believe now, as blustery generals run Thailand, the army busts up gatherings of political opponents, and junta rule—in one form or another—seems like it might never end, but the cou…

March 28, 2018

Southeast Asia
Prayuth-Chan-Ocha_01.09.2018 Will Thailand Actually Hold an Election?

As Thai political parties register to compete in early 2019, the ruling junta may yet again delay promised elections.

March 16, 2018

Thailand
Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit-3.15.2018 Thailand’s (Possible) Election: A Plethora of Parties Register, But Will Politics Actually Change?

With elections in Thailand seemingly slated for early 2019, could an Emmanuel Macron–like figure emerge in the kingdom?