12 Results for:

March 28, 2018

Southeast Asia
Will Thailand Actually Hold an Election?

As Thai political parties register to compete in early 2019, the ruling junta may yet again delay promised elections.

Prayuth-Chan-Ocha_01.09.2018

March 16, 2018

Thailand
Thailand’s (Possible) Election: A Plethora of Parties Register, But Will Politics Actually Change?

With elections in Thailand seemingly slated for early 2019, could an Emmanuel Macron–like figure emerge in the kingdom?

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit-3.15.2018

December 28, 2017

Southeast Asia
Events in Southeast Asia to Watch in 2018

Part One Southeast Asia, like many parts of the world, had a turbulent 2017, with many of the biggest challenges related to a rollback in rights and democracy, and the strength of populism in the …

Hun Sen_12.3.2017

October 14, 2016

Thailand
Insight into the (Probable) Next Thai King

As Thailand mourns the death of King Bhumibol, the ninth king of his line, the ruling junta has announced that the crown prince will eventually be enthroned as Rama X. However, it also announced that…

vajiralongkorn

About CFR

Membership Roster

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) membership list of over 5,000 of some of the most prominent leaders in the foreign policy arena, including top government officials, renowned scholars, business executives, acclaimed journalists, prominent lawyers, and distinguished nonprofit professionals. The membership is divided almost equally among those living in New York, Washington, DC, and across the country and abroad.

January 21, 2014

Thailand
Thai Royalty Becomes More Openly Involved in Politics

Despite officially being a constitutional monarchy and supposedly no different than the monarchies of Britain, the Netherlands, or modern-day Japan, Thailand’s royal family has, during the reign of K…

Anti-government protesters celebrate under portraits of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit as they enter the area near the Government house in Bangkok on December 3, 2013. (Damir Sagolj/Courtesy Reuters)

May 4, 2011

Thailand
Human Rights Watch: Thailand’s Crackdown

A man is dragged after being shot at Rama IV Street during clashes between army soldiers and anti-government 'red shirt' supporters in Bangkok May 15, 2010. (Jerry Lampen/Courtesy Reuters) I…

A man is dragged after being shot at Rama IV Street during clashes between army soldiers and anti-government ’red shirt’ supporters in Bangkok May 15, 2010.

May 12, 2011

Thailand
Will Thailand’s Lèse Majesté Arrests Backfire?

A Thai national flag flutters in the wind behind a statue of King Rama VII in front of the parliament building in Bangkok, May 10, 2011, ahead of a July 3 election. (Sukree Sukplang/Courtesy Reuters)…

A Thai national flag flutters in the wind behind a statue of King Rama VII in front of the parliament building in Bangkok, May 10, 2011, ahead of a July 3 election.

January 24, 2012

Thailand
Forbes Looks Into the King of Thailand’s Wealth

A fascinating recent piece in Forbes discusses the new and palace-promoted biography of Rama IX, King Bhumibol Adulyadej: A Life’s Work. Although much of the biography apparently borders on hagiograp…

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej leaves from Siriraj Hospital to the Grand Palace in Bangkok December 5, 2011.

May 19, 2006

Elections and Voting
Cyprus’ Elections

Cyprus’ parliamentary elections are the first since the 2004 referendum on Kofi Annan’s plan for reunification was voted down, and the first since the country’s accession to the EU that same year. Th…