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June 30, 2011

The World Next Week:Thailand Votes While Venezuela Wonders

Supporters of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva hold his picture during the Democrat Party election campaign at Ratchaprason intersection at Bangkok's shopping district June 23, 2011. (Sukree Su…

The World Next Week:Thailand Votes While Venezuela Wonders

October 27, 2010

Thailand
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…

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

July 7, 2010

China
Too Quick to Count Obama Out In Asia

Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters "How Obama Lost His Asian Friends" is the clever title of my colleague Josh Kurlantzick’s cover story in this week’s Newsweek. The catchy title and the thrust of the artic…

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) poses with ASEAN Leaders before their ASEAN-US meeting in Singapore November 15, 2009. Pictured (L-R) are: Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand’s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, Vietnam’s President Nguyen Minh Triet. REUTERS/Jim Young

April 26, 2010

Thailand
Thailand’s Winners and Losers

Photo Courtesy of Reuters/Stringer Thailand More violence looms in Bangkok – the military reportedly will crack down on protestors camped out in the business district within 48 hours – so it seems l…

Thailand’s Winners and Losers

April 20, 2010

Thailand
What Now for Thailand?

Photo courtesy of Reuters/Eric Gaillard The standoff in Bangkok looks like it will come to a head dangerously soon. Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has tasked the commander in chief of the arm…

Anti-government

March 15, 2010

Thailand
Thailand’s Poor Rise Up

This past weekend, over 100,000 protestors from rural Thailand descended on Bangkok in a push to oust the government and, possibly, return to power their hero, populist former prime minister Thaksin …

March 30, 2006

Thailand
Thailand Election Preview

As Thailand heads into snap elections April 2, embattled Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra tries to fend off protests from opposition groups who charge him with autocratic governance and corrupt busi…

September 10, 2010

Thailand
Not Gone, Not Forgotten

After a summer of repression, much of the fire of the red shirt protest movement in Thailand appears, on the surface, to have evaporated, though some red shirts have been holding symbolic protests …

A policeman stands guard at a polling station in Bangkok July 25, 2010.

April 8, 2010

China
China’s Leaders Finally Listen to Me

Photo Courtesy of Reuters/Damir Sagolj I had suspected as much for some time, but it turns out that the top leadership in Beijing reads my CFR blog posts and closely follows my advice. Earlier this …

Thailand’s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his counterparts from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos sit in their chairs during the Mekong River summit in Hua Hin

June 21, 2010

Thailand
The New Normal

Sukree Sukplang/courtesy Reuters Now that Thailand has resolved the short term crisis of the red short protestors occupying – and often destroying – parts of central Bangkok, the Thai government has…

An anti-government