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  1. May 7, 2014

    Thailand’s turbulent times: Thaksin to today

    2001 – Thaksin Shinawatra elected Thailand’s prime minister on platform of spending heavily in long-neglected rural areas on...

  2. April 24, 2014

    Opposition leader warns Thailand could erupt into violence

    Both sides in Thailand’s political crisis must back down from a “showdown in May” that many fear will turn violent and...

  1. The World

    January 17, 2014

    In the Picture: Thai protests

    (CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images) By Toby Luckhurst There seems to be no end in sight to the protests that have...

  2. December 9, 2013

    Thai protests continue despite Yingluck calling election

    Varintip Divari made an unlikely revolutionary as she waved a placard amid the protesters around the Thai prime minister’s...

  3. December 8, 2013

    Thailand crisis deepens as opposition party quits parliament

    Thailand’s main opposition party quit parliament en masse on Sunday, tipping the country still deeper into political crisis...

  4. December 3, 2013

    Thai political veteran Abhisit Vejjajiva highlights protest contradictions

    The last time mass protests like those of the past week gripped Bangkok, Abhisit Vejjajiva was the prime minister during a...

  5. November 4, 2013

    Amnesty bill brings Thai protesters on to the streets

    Thousands of Thai protesters swarmed over main Bangkok streets on Monday, firing an early salvo against a contentious...

  6. December 6, 2012

    Thai ex-PM charged over 2010 protests

    Thai authorities charged former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Thursday with giving orders to troops to use lethal...

  7. October 29, 2012

    Yingluck reshuffles Thai cabinet

    Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has consolidated her position with a sweeping cabinet reshuffle nearly 16 months...

  8. June 7, 2012

    Thai amnesty bills stoke fears of upheaval

    An escalating political brawl over efforts by Thailand’s ruling party to amend the country’s constitution and facilitate the...

  9. The World

    April 9, 2012

    Shakespeare falls foul of Thai film censors

    It’s hard to see why a Shakespearean play about a Scottish king should be controversial in Thailand. Nevertheless, the Thai...

  10. January 18, 2012

    Yingluck accused of ‘Thaksin-isation’

    Thailand’s prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has substantially reshuffled her cabinet in a way that critics have called a...

  11. December 18, 2011

    Thaksin issued with Thai passport

    The Thai opposition has threatened to sue senior government officials after it emerged that the government had provided...

  12. The World

    July 4, 2011

    Town v country in Thailand

    Good luck to Yingluck, she is going to need it. The electoral victory of Thailand’s Pheu Thai party, led by Yingluck...

  13. beyondbrics

    July 4, 2011

    Thai vote: Thaksin-linked stocks soar

    embed1 The relationship between the business of politics and the politics of business has always been close in Thailand, but...

  14. July 4, 2011

    Yingluck strikes Thai coalition deal

    Yingluck Shinawatra, whose party won an overwhelming victory in Thailand’s elections at the weekend, has consolidated her...

  15. July 3, 2011

    Big challenges await Yingluck

    Thailand’s peaceful elections and the promise by Abhisit Vejjajiva, the outgoing prime minister, to form a “constructive”...

  16. July 3, 2011

    Thailand’s opposition sweeps to victory

    Yingluck Shinawatra is to become Thailand’s first female prime minister after the main opposition party swept to ­victory in...

  17. July 1, 2011

    Fears of conflict after Thai poll

    When Thais go to the polls on Sunday they will be hoping for a result that will bridge the gap in a deeply divided nation....

  18. June 30, 2011

    Thai ruling party battles to win back votes

    It is 11pm on a hot Friday in Bangkok’s red light district, and Thailand’s finance minister – wearing a T-shirt and chinos –...

  19. June 26, 2011

    Investors show nerves ahead of Thai poll

    The prospect of fresh political turmoil has prompted nervous foreign investorsto dump Thai stocks ahead of next Sunday’s...

  20. June 15, 2011

    The ghost of Thaksin still haunts Thailand

    Yingluck Shinawatra, youngest sister of Thaksin Shinawatra, walks up some rickety wooden steps and on to a hastily erected...

  21. June 15, 2011

    Thai army weighs in on election debate

    Thailand’s army chief has weighed into the country’s election debate by unleashing a thinly disguised attack on the...

  22. June 14, 2011

    Full interview: Abhisit Vejjajiva

    On June 14 the FT spoke with Abhisit Vejjajiva, Thailand’s prime minister, to discuss his party’s prospects in the July 3...

  23. June 14, 2011

    Abhisit warns of threat to Thai stability

    ‘I always like to be the underdog’: Abhisit Vejjajiva, Thai prime minister, faces a tight race next month, according to...

  24. beyondbrics

    June 1, 2011

    Thailand hikes rate, prices keep rising

    embed1 In another sign that inflation continues to plague emerging market nations, Thailand’s central bank raised its policy...

  25. May 29, 2011

    Yingluck brings boost to Thai opposition

    Yingluck Shinawatra campaigns at a rally in Bangkok on Saturday When thousands of Thai opposition supporters gathered in the...

  26. May 25, 2011

    Thailand: a binary view

    Greece is to Europe what Thailand once was to Asia: a peripheral economy that took on huge debts without the corresponding...

  27. beyondbrics

    May 19, 2011

    After Thailand's elections, what next?

    Elections are supposed to solve political conflicts, not exacerbate them. Thailand’s bitter divisions are about to be tested...

  28. May 18, 2011

    Nurse’s shooting returns to fore in tense Thailand

    A year ago, as the Thai army moved in to remove thousands of anti-government demonstrators from their encampment in central...

  29. May 17, 2011

    Thaksin’s shadow falls over Thailand

    Thai politics has long been heading for a train wreck. The opposition’s decision to nominate the sister of Thaksin...

  30. May 16, 2011

    Thaksin sister picked to lead Thai opposition

    The youngest sister of Thaksin Shinawatra, the former Thai prime minister, will lead the country’s main opposition party in...

  31. FT Alphaville

    May 11, 2011

    Shooting sparks Thai election fears

    Less than 24 hours after Abhisit Vejjajiva, the Thai prime minister, dissolved parliament in preparation for what are likely...

  32. May 11, 2011

    Shooting of Thai MP sparks election fears

    A Thai policeman investigates the bullet-damaged car of Pracha Prasopdee, a lawmaker with the opposition Puea Thai party, in...

  33. May 8, 2011

    Thailand plans election in July

    Thailand’s prime minister has said he expects to hold elections on July 3, in a vote that will test the country’s bitter...

  34. February 10, 2011

    Uneasy ceasefire holds on Thai-Cambodian border

    After several days of hostilities and eleven dead, the guns along the disputed Thai-Cambodia border are now quiet. But while...

  35. The World

    January 29, 2011

    Davos man, blindsided by Egypt

    There are times when even  “masters of the universe” are reduced to impotent silence. I spent yesterday in the bubble of the...

  36. January 3, 2011

    Abhisit prepares for Thai election

    Abhisit Vejjajiva, Thailand’s prime minister, is preparing for early elections in a political contest that could reopen the...

  37. December 9, 2010

    Thai court dismisses case against ruling party

    Thailand’s Supreme Court has dismissed a second case that could have led to the dissolution of the country’s ruling Democrat...

  38. FT Alphaville

    November 29, 2010

    Thai electoral fraud case dismissed

    A Thai court has dismissed an electoral fraud case that could have seen the removal of prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and...

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