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April 8, 2016

prayuth Thailand’s Junta Digs In

In Washington last week to attend the Nuclear Security Summit, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha tried to reassure foreign policymakers that Thailand was indeed headed back to democracy next year…

May 6, 2014

Abhisit-Vejjajiva Thailand’s Stalemate to Continue

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, Thailand’s political situation does. Over the past week, Thai opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva offered what he had, in advance, touted as a reconci…

September 30, 2010

 	 Add to cart   Add to lightbox (FA Nov-Dec 2010) Download layout (Watermarked) Thailand’s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva addresses the Euromoney Thailand Investment Forum in Bangkok “Soft” Authoritarianism

In the Bangkok Post, one of the two leading English newspapers in Thailand, Thai academic Thitinan Pongsudhirak offered a sad commentary this week on the state of political affairs in the kingdom. …

August 13, 2012

A member of Nation Associate Anti-Corruption Network (NACN) holds a placard during a rally outside the U.S. embassy in Bangkok August 10, 2012. Thailand: Reconciliation Fails

After some time on vacation, I have returned to find that Thai politics, which almost couldn’t get worse, actually has. Last month, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, in my opinion the most astute observer of Th…

November 1, 2011

A boy walks through the water at a flooded market in Chinatown, central Bangkok. The Ramifications of Thailand’s Flooding

A boy walks through the water at a flooded market in Chinatown, central Bangkok (Damir Sagolj/Courtesy Reuters). By now, with the major flooding in the Bangkok area well into its second week, even r…