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    1. beyondbrics

      October 31, 2014

      Guest post: counting the cost of Thailand's crises

      By Daniel Gallucci, Asean Confidential How badly has Thailand’s economy been affected by a decade of political turmoil? A...

    2. October 8, 2014

      Tinkering with textbooks is futile in the age of Google

      First they staged a military coup in the pursuit of happiness. Then they put on festivals so people can experience that...

    1. August 31, 2014

      Thailand’s ultra-monarchists export vigilante justice

      DJ Ken slips the replica gun from his bag and shows it to the camera, explaining menacingly that this is his “gift for...

    2. July 20, 2014

      Thai opposition regroup abroad in bid to regain power

      Thailand’s scattered and demoralised opposition is seeking to regroup after a military coup in May toppled the elected...

    3. The World

      June 12, 2014

      Thai junta: Let them watch football

      By Michael Peel in Bangkok Thailand’s three-week-old military junta is showering the people with bread, circuses – and now...

    4. June 4, 2014

      Thailand becomes the land of the inverted smile

      Thailand’s coup is a public relations fiasco. A short-tempered general talking breezily about his junta’s wish to “restore...

    5. beyondbrics

      May 29, 2014

      Guest post: Cambodia's delicate diplomatic balance

      By Gavin Bowring, Asean Confidential It might seem odd to think of Cambodia as a haven of political stability. Labour...

    6. May 28, 2014

      Bangkok: nightlife under a coup

      Bangkok’s businesses breathed a little easier on Wednesday as Thailand’s new military rulers prepared to relax a curfew that...

    7. May 25, 2014

      Thai protesters face down soldiers as coup leaders tighten grip

      Anti-coup protesters faced down hundreds of soldiers on Sunday as Thailand’s military junta provoked fresh condemnation for...

    8. May 24, 2014

      Opposition to Thai coup simmers

      BANGKOK, May 24 – Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was in a “safe place” on Saturday, an aide said, after...

    9. May 23, 2014

      Timeline: Thailand’s coups

      Thailand’s army staged a coup on Thursday, the 12th since the establishment of a constitutional monarchy in 1932. General...

    10. May 23, 2014

      Thailand’s coup leader Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha takes a hard line

      General Prayuth Chan-ocha, Thailand’s new military dictator, has a reputation as a staunch royalist hardliner who has tried...

    11. May 23, 2014

      Yingluck Shinawatra detained as Thai military tightens grip

      Thailand’s new military dictatorship intensified its political clampdown on Friday as it detained Yingluck Shinawatra, the...

    12. The World

      May 20, 2014

      When is a coup not a coup?

      “This is not a coup.” These words – uttered at 3am on television by General Prayuth Chan-Ocha – would hardly be reassuring...

    13. May 20, 2014

      Thailand’s army declares martial law to ‘keep peace and order’

      Thai military imposes martial law Thailand’s army declared martial law “to keep peace and order” on Tuesday, but denied this...

    14. May 15, 2014

      Thai protesters put July 20 elections in jeopardy

      BANGKOK – Protesters seeking to oust Thailand’s government broke into the grounds of an air force compound where the acting...

    15. May 14, 2014

      Narendra Modi should stick to his pledge of toilets before temples

      Narendra Modi, the man most likely to become India’s next prime minister, has a wicked turn of phrase. In one of his most...

    16. May 11, 2014

      Thailand crisis moves closer towards violence

      Thailand’s political crisis was moving closer to violent conflict on Sunday, after the opposition urged judges and senators...

    17. May 8, 2014

      The elite cannot turn back the tide of Thai politics

      When Thailand’s counter-corruption agency called for the impeachment of Yingluck Shinawatra on Wednesday, the news had a...

    18. May 7, 2014

      Thailand’s rising political risk

      For decades Thailand has been one of the biggest economic success stories in southeast Asia, a nation of 70m people noted...

    19. May 7, 2014

      Q&A: Thailand’s political battles far from settled

      With the advent of Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan, Thailand has got its sixth prime minister in as many years after Yingluck...

    20. 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...

    21. May 7, 2014

      Thailand court ousts Yingluck Shinawatra over ‘abuse of power’

      Thailand’s turbulent times Thailand’s prime minister and senior members of her cabinet have been ousted by judges in a...

    22. May 5, 2014

      Thailand must escape its limbo

      Thailand is one of the few countries in the world where people pour on to the streets in an effort to stop elections from...

    23. February 26, 2014

      Why Thailand is looking like the next Ukraine

      Something potentially nasty is brewing in Thailand. In recent weeks the world’s attention has understandably been on...

    24. February 26, 2014

      Bangkok in ferment as Yingluck prepares to face corruption probe

      Thai pro-government “red shirts” on Thursday continued their protest outside the offices of anti-corruption investigators...

    25. February 25, 2014

      Explosion rocks protest site in Bangkok

      BANGKOK, February 25 – An explosion and gunfire rang out near a sprawling anti-government protest site in the Thai capital...

    26. February 18, 2014

      Yingluck Shinawatra indicted over Thailand’s rice subsidy scheme

      BANGKOK – Three people were killed and dozens wounded in gun battles between Thai police and anti-government protesters in...

    27. February 18, 2014

      Temasek seeks to sell $3.1bn Shin Corp stake

      Temasek, Singapore’s state investment company, is seeking to draw a line under its investment in Thailand’s Shin Corp and...

    28. February 14, 2014

      Thai police in show of force against anti-government demonstrators

      Thousands of Thai police poured on to Bangkok’s streets on Friday in a show of force against anti-government demonstrators...

    29. February 6, 2014

      Thais can save themselves from political free-fall

      Thailand’s political descent, which began with November’s anti-government protests, has reached free-fall. The snap election...

    30. February 4, 2014

      China ditches deal to buy 1.2m tonnes of Thai rice

      China has scrapped a deal to buy 1.2m tonnes of Thai rice, about 14 per cent of annual exports, because of a corruption...

    31. February 3, 2014

      Thais must be allowed to vote

      The way things normally work in a second-rate democracy is that, come election time, the incumbent administration prevents a...

    32. February 3, 2014

      Q&A: Thailand elections – what does the poll mean?

      Anti-government protesters who sabotaged Thailand’s national election in some areas on Sunday rallied again on Monday,...

    33. January 28, 2014

      Thaksin Shinawatra presence felt even in absence as poll looms

      He has not posted on his official Facebook or Twitter accounts for more than a month and was last sighted on Webstagram...

    34. January 26, 2014

      Senior Thai protest leader killed in clashes

      A Thai anti-government movement leader was shot dead in Bangkok and fights broke out elsewhere in the city on Sunday, as...

    35. January 24, 2014

      Thai pro-government ‘red shirts’ threaten to rise up if election is scrapped

      Thai pro-government “red shirt” activists rallied in the northern city of Chiang Rai late on Friday as a loyalist movement...

    36. January 22, 2014

      Bangkok’s emergency rule illustrates struggle for control

      Bangkok’s first morning under emergency rule dawned calmly, but violence followed soon enough. Hundreds of kilometres away...

    37. January 22, 2014

      Gunmen shoot leading Thai government loyalist

      Gunmen shot and wounded a leading Thai government loyalist on Wednesday, further stoking the country’s political crisis as a...

    38. January 21, 2014

      Thailand calls state of emergency in Bangkok to contain protests

      Bangkok was under a state of emergency on Wednesday in the latest escalation of its showdown with protesters who have closed...

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