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December 10, 2019

The Debate Over Letting Balkan States Into the EU

As EU accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia falter, the bloc’s commitment to expansion has come under increasing doubt.

March 6, 2019

Southeast Asia
Thailand’s Election Dirty Tricks

In the run-up to Thailand’s elections, to be held on March 24, there was an initial burst of media attention around the possibility that Princess Ubolratana, the older sister of Thailand’s King Rama …


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.


March 16, 2018

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?

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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 …

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April 1, 2019

United States
A Conversation With U.S. Senator Chris Murphy

Senator Chris Murphy discusses the ongoing Brexit negotiations and their implications for U.S. policy toward the United Kingdom and the European Union.

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October 14, 2016

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…


January 21, 2014

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

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.

January 24, 2012

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.