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April 27, 2011

Thailand
Thailand and Cambodia: The Endgame?

Thai soldiers are seen during a visit by Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, following armed clashes on a disputed border area between Cambodia and Thailand, at a makeshift camp in Surin province,…

Thai soldiers are seen during a visit by Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, following armed clashes on a disputed border area between Cambodia and Thailand, at a makeshift camp in Surin province, 30 km (19 miles) from the Thai-Cambodia border, April 27, 2011.

April 13, 2011

Thailand
Thailand to Myanmar Refugees: Drop Dead

A Myanmar refugee, who crossed over from Myanmar to Thailand when a battle erupted between Myanmar's soldiers and rebels, carries his relative at the Thai border town of Mae Sot on November 8, 20…

A Myanmar refugee, who crossed over from Myanmar to Thailand when a battle erupted between Myanmar’s soldiers and rebels, carries his relative at the Thai border town of Mae Sot on November 8, 2010.

February 9, 2011

Thailand
Are Thailand and Cambodia Heading to War?

A Cambodian soldier smokes a cigarette at the 11th-century Preah Vihear temple on the border between Thailand and Cambodia February 9, 2011. (Damir Sagolj/Courtesy Reuters) Over the past week, fight…

A Cambodian soldier smokes a cigarette at the 11th-century Preah Vihear temple on the border between Thailand and Cambodia

January 3, 2011

China
Predictions for the New Year

Revellers take part in New Year celebrations in Hong Kong's Times Square. (Tyrone Siu/Courtesy Reuters) Liz already handled the top stories of 2010, so how about a few predictions for Asia for 2…

Revellers take part in New Year celebrations in Hong Kong’s Times Square

December 1, 2010

Thailand
The Dangerous Use of the Thai Monarchy

Anti-government "red shirt" protesters hold a picture of Thailand's King Adulyadej in central Bangkok. (Sukree Sukplang/Courtesy Reuters) In the Asia Sentinel this week, Thai academic Pavin Chac…

Anti-government

November 3, 2010

Myanmar
Myanmar’s Elections Offer Glimmer of Change

Myanmar’s military junta made sure the country’s first elections in twenty years will favor the regime, but the polls still offer prospects for independent, civilian voices to emerge, says CFR’s Josh…

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

September 30, 2010

Thailand
“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. …

 	 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

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.

August 19, 2010

Thailand
Web 0.2

In an increasingly competitive region, and a world where a prolonged economic slowdown looks more than likely, the countries of Southeast Asia, constantly worried about competing with China and Ind…

Mas Ayu Adnan, a student, checks her assignment at a cybercafe in Kuala Lumpur August 11, 2009.