Thailand’s Deep South

March 29, 2021

Examining the Thai Monarchy

November 10, 2020

Thai Migration and Movements

October 26, 2020

Understanding the Thai Military and Security

October 09, 2020

Thailand’s Pseudo-Democracy Has Become a Reality

September 13, 2016

Has the August referendum cemented the Thai public's approval of a military government? On August 7, Thailand held the long-awaited referendum on its draft constitution. While the junta claims that the proposed constitution will usher in an era of peace and stability, critics argue that it...

The World This Week: Might Thailand Turn Into Paradise Lost?

August 14, 2016

Thailand is deeply divided on class and regional lines, with the Bangkok monarchist elite engaged in a brutal battle with the Shinawatra clan as a Malay-Muslim insurgency rages furiously. This week, bombs went off in Thailand’s tourist towns. This came as a rude shock to much of the world...

Thailand is Headed Down a Dark Path

May 19, 2016

The culture of fear in Thailand today has cemented the nation’s status as an ailing democracy. The nations of Southeast Asia have collectively achieved a degree of notoriety for their structural instabilities—the typically gradual process of political change abandoned for recurring power...

Thailand is Playing a Game of Smoke and Mirrors

January 05, 2016

While British and American officials are coming into conflict with the military, Thailand’s relationship with the EU has been hit. With Thailand’s slow road back to democracy looking like it has no end in sight, the military junta led by former General Prayuth Chan-ocha is looking for ways...

Thailand’s Uighur Refugees: Security Implications for Southeast Asia

August 07, 2015

What are the implications of Thailand’s recent deportation of illegal refugees? Thailand recently deported 109 Uighur refugees back to China, a move that was met with international criticism and questions concerning the legal status of Uighurs as illegal migrants or refugees. Thailand defended...

Thailand: The Land of Smiles and Dictators

July 15, 2015

What are Thailand’s prospects for democracy a year after the country’s 19th coup? As most media outlets have their attention geared toward Iran, Greece and the European Union’s asylum seeker crisis, Thailand continues to struggle with the military government that installed itself by a...

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