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September 18, 2006

Democracy
A Conversation with Thaksin Shinawatra

Watch Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra discuss democracy in Asia.

April 17, 2012

Thailand
When Will Thaksin Return?

A spate of articles over the past week has highlighted the growing possibility that former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra will soon return to Thailand from exile. During a recent visit to Laos, ju…

Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra greets the media upon his arrival at the Siem Reap International Airport in Cambodia, April 14, 2012. Thailand's fugitive former premier Thaksin took some small but symbolic steps towards the fringes of his homeland on Wednesday after five years in exile.

April 24, 2012

Thailand
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 16, 2011

Thailand
Thaksin Closer to Coming Back?

Thailand's former premier Thaksin Shinawatra greets journalists outside his home in Dubai (Jumana El Heloueh/Courtesy Reuters). This week’s news that, only one week after Thaksin Shinawatra’s si…

Thailand’s former premier Thaksin Shinawatra greets journalists outside his home in Dubai.

September 21, 2011

Thailand
Thaksin Coming Back: Now What?

Thailand's red shirt protester holds pictures of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra during a rally at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok September 18, 2011 (Sukree Sukplang/Courtesy Reuters…

Thailand’s red shirt protester holds pictures of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra during a rally at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok September 18, 2011.

March 9, 2010

Thailand
What’s Rallying Thaksin’s Supporters?

In the wake of the February 26 court decision seizing the majority of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s assets, the whole Thai political class is wondering what happens next, and Thaksi…

February 26, 2010

Thailand
Report from Thailand: Thaksin’s Return?

As a stay this week in Chiang Mai has shown me, Thaksin Shinawatra, the former Thai prime minister forced out by a coup in 2006, isn’t going away as a political force. Chiang Mai and the North are Th…

January 24, 2020

Southeast Asia
Thailand’s Political Treadmill Keeps Running

This week, Thailand’s constitutional court found Thailand’s Future Forward Party, one of the two most prominent opposition parties, not guilty of conspiring to overthrow the monarchy. This verdict ke…

Thailand's opposition Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit speak to his party supporters during a news conference after the Constitutional Court ruled that key figures of the opposition Future Forward Party were not guilty of opposing the monarchy, at the party's headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand on January 21, 2020.

June 5, 2019

Thailand
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.

May 28, 2019

Southeast Asia
Prem Tinsulanonda’s Legacy—and the Failures of Thai Politics Today

By Pavin Chachavalpongpun and Joshua Kurlantzick General Prem Tinsulanonda, the former army chief, long-time prime minister (1980–1988), and head of the palace’s Privy Council, passed away on May …

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