Under military rule, social order is attained at the expense of economic growth while elected governments usually lead to political turmoil.
To end Thailand’s cycle of military and failed civilian governments, its politicians have to go beyond their structurally determined paths and challenge the status quo.
Will Maha Vajiralongkorn, right, son of late King Bhumibol (left) be able to bear his constitutional duties?
Will the next King of Thailand be able to bear his constitutional duties?
Duterte’s war on drugs has already resulted in more than 3,000 casualties.
Can Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte learn anything from Thailand’s failed campaign against drugs in the early 2000s? Maybe to adopt a less bloody and more comprehensive approach.
Labour’s leader has a renewed mandate to put his party at the vanguard of the left – but others have walked that road before.
Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras and Pablo Iglesias of Podemos have taken their populist parties to victory in Greece and a lead in the polls in Spain.
The rise of left-wing populism challenges those who flatly denounced right-wing populism as undemocratic. Populism can appear as a democratic force in some contexts and anti-democratic in others.
Silencing dissent: Thai police officers secure the area after the military junta prevented former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra from holding a press conference after her impeachment.
Growing edginess on both sides of Thai politics about the performance of the military government is proving to be quite justified. The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has made clear the centrality…
Thais pray at Bangkok’s Siriraj hospital for the king who has reigned over them for 69 years.
Late last Friday the King of Thailand was rushed from his seaside palace in Hua Hin to Siriraj hospital in Bangkok. The Palace issued an announcement that the King was suffering from a fever and a rapid…