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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…

February 9, 2009

Emerging Markets
Davos, the Poor, and the Crash of ’08

CFR Senior Fellow Laurie Garrett says the recent Davos economic forum failed to provide any blue print for reconciling the financial crisis and development aid needs. She predicts donor nations will …

December 29, 2009

Thailand
Thailand and Cambodia Compete to Throw Out Refugees

News this week that the Thai government would begin forcibly repatriating some 4,000 Hmong back to Laos was greeted by condemnations from the UN, the United States, and various human rights organizat…

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 24, 2010

Thailand
Bangkok Protests: Reading Beyond the Red

Can Thailand get out of its seemingly intractable political crisis, now going on five years and counting? Thousands of red-clad protestors remain camped out on the streets of Bangkok, railing against…

March 29, 2010

Thailand
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

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

April 12, 2010

Thailand
Reform, Not Revolution, for Thailand

The once-prosperous democratic ally of the United States faces continuing upheaval unless the elite and opposition agree to political reforms and a frank debate about the future of its monarchy, writ…

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

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