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July 20, 2010

The Return of Asian High Growth?

Vivek Prakash/courtesy Reuters Buried in the business section of the New York Times on Thursday, after pages of encomiums to George Steinbrenner, was a story that should have gotten more attention: …

Searchlights beam off the site of the Marina Bay Sands integrated resort in Singapore

June 9, 2011

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 …

December 1, 2010

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…


May 10, 2010

It’s Not Over…

Photo courtesy of Reuters/Adrees Latif With an apparent compromise this week between the government and the red shirt demonstrators camped out in Bangkok for months, Thailand’s political crisis appe…

An anti-government

March 30, 2006

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…

August 19, 2010

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.

June 21, 2010

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

April 8, 2010

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

September 10, 2010

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.

March 29, 2010

Red Shirt Talks Signal Military’s Influence

Over the weekend, Thailand’s Prime Minister, Abhisit Vejjavija, besieged by street protests of the red-shirted supporters of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, suddenly reversed his position a…

Red Shirt Protesters in Bangkok