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August 31, 2023

Thailand’s Turbulence: Implications for the Region and the World

Thailand’s national elections saw a resounding vote for democratic change, but the ruling elite have maneuvered to preserve power, potentially setting in motion another round of political upheaval.

July 25, 2023

Cambodia’s Elections: No Surprises, but an Uncertain Leadership Future

Prime Minister Hun Sen retained his grip on power after Cambodia’s stage-managed elections, with his party winning 120 out of 125 seats. But his long-awaited succession plan could create chaos and co…

April 17, 2023

Thailand’s Elections Are a Critical Moment for the Kingdom—and the Region

Thailand’s May 14 national elections could see an overwhelming opposition victory, but the military aligned with the king may try to manipulate the results. That would be a disastrous setback.

June 5, 2019

The Military Wins Big in Thailand

Prayuth Chan-ocha led the 2014 military coup and will now lead the country as civilian prime minister after this week’s parliamentary vote. But the military will still dominate politics.

Prayuth Chan-ocha wears a white military uniform.

March 9, 2023

Diamonstein-Spielvogel Project on the Future of Democracy
War-Torn Myanmar Plans to Hold Elections. Will They Matter?

The two-year-old military junta in Myanmar wants to hold elections this year to legitimize its rule, but steady losses in its spreading civil war have put its own existence in peril and could make a …