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August 10, 2011

Thailand
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.

September 18, 2017

Thailand
With Yingluck Gone, What Now for Thai Politics?

Throughout this past summer, Thai politicians, journalists, and other opinion leaders waited anxiously for the conclusion of the trial of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who was removed by…

Yingluck supporters_8.25.2017

August 24, 2017

Thailand
Thailand’s Enforced Calm Could Collapse After Yingluck Trial

On Friday, former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will hear the verdict in her trial over allegedly neglecting management of a massive rice subsidy plan. She oversaw the rice subsidy during h…

Yingluck_Thailand_8.1.2017

September 18, 2006

Democracy
A Conversation with Thaksin Shinawatra

Watch Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra discuss democracy in Asia.

November 6, 2013

Thailand
Left With No Bad Moves to Make, Yingluck Makes the Right One

Today Thailand time, after not only the opposition Democrats but also many members of her own coalition expressed fury at Thailand’s proposed amnesty bill, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s govern…

A protester holds a banner as thousands gather against the amnesty bill in Bangkok's central business district on November 6, 2013. The Thai Senate will likely reject an amnesty bill critics say is aimed at bringing back convicted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra from exile, the Senate Speaker said on Wednesday, a move that could defuse rising tension on the streets of Bangkok. (Damir Sagolj/Courtesy Reuters)

October 15, 2018

Southeast Asia
Bolsonaro Ascendant II: More Lessons From Rodrigo Duterte’s Rise

Last week, following Jair Bolsonaro’s performance in the first round of Brazil’s presidential elections, when bolson exceeded predictions and won 46 percent of the first round vote, this column exami…

Duterte_10.17.2017

August 30, 2018

Southeast Asia
Khaki Capital: The Political Economy of the Military in Southeast Asia—A Review

After taking power in a coup in 2014, Thailand’s military junta made multiple promises of how they would change the kingdom. They vowed to clean up corruption, which supposedly had spiked under the Y…

Min Aung Hlaing_7.19.2018

April 11, 2018

Southeast Asia
Thailand’s Lessons for Democratic Regression: A Review of “Owners of the Map”

It may be hard to believe now, as blustery generals run Thailand, the army busts up gatherings of political opponents, and junta rule—in one form or another—seems like it might never end, but the cou…

Thaksin_2.1.2005

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