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April 24, 2012

More on Thaksin’s Imminent Return

Over at New Mandala, there is a detailed report by longtime correspondent Nick Nostitz of Thaksin Shinawatra’s visit to Cambodia during the Thai New Year. For followers of Thailand and Indochinese po…

Former Thai prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra (front L), welcomes his supporters during a ceremony in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, April 14, 2012.

August 10, 2011

Yingluck’s Appointees

Members of Thailand's new cabinet take a group photo at the Government House in Bangkok August 10, 2011. (Chaiwat Subprasom/Courtesy Reuters) New Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is not e…

Members of Thailand’s new cabinet take a group photo at the Government House in Bangkok August 10, 2011.

April 26, 2010

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

October 27, 2010

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

April 20, 2010

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…