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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. beyondbrics

    May 30, 2014

    Guest post: tinge of economic optimism after Thai coup

    Dan Gallucci, Asean ConfidentialWhatever progress toward a stable democracy Thailand has lost with the military’s ouster of...

  2. May 26, 2014

    Thailand coup leader secures royal backing

    Thailand’s new military ruler on Monday declared his coup royally approved and warned his junta would use force to crush...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. FT Photo Diary

    May 23, 2014

    Thai military’s welcoming committee

    Rufus Cox/Getty Images Police and soldiers stand guard outside a military compound before former prime minister Yingluck...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. May 8, 2014

    US unemployment insurance claims lower than forecast

    Thursday brought monetary policy announcements from both the European Central Bank and the Bank of England, neither of which...

  15. May 8, 2014

    Thai opposition rallies in effort to topple government

    Thai opposition protesters marched on television stations and parliament on Friday in a fresh push to oust the government,...

  16. May 8, 2014

    Political crisis further dents prospects for Thai economy

    Thailand’s political crisis is dragging the economy further behind growth rates elsewhere in southeast Asia, as the...

  17. 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...

  18. FT Photo Diary

    May 7, 2014

    Protesters celebrate after Yingluck steps down

    Damir Sagolj/Reuters Anti-government protesters marching in the city centre celebrate shortly after a Thai court delivered...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. April 30, 2014

    Thailand calls July 20 elections amid political crisis

    Thailand has set fresh elections for July in an effort to end a crisis that many fear will explode long before then. The...

  22. April 24, 2014

    Foreboding grows as battle for power intensifies in Thailand

    Pitched water gun battles on Bangkok’s streets have given way to foreboding that the country’s real conflict is about to...

  23. 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...

  24. beyondbrics

    March 25, 2014

    Guest post: Thailand to bounce back from political strife

    By Adithep Vanabriksha, Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust Thailand, the famed ‘Land of Smiles’, has been a lot less joyful...

  25. March 21, 2014

    Court annuls Thai election adding to political crisis

    Thailand plunged deeper into its crippling political crisis on Friday, after the constitutional court annulled national...

  26. 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...

  27. February 23, 2014

    Thailand vows to ‘deal with’ Bangkok protesters

    BANGKOK, February 23 – Supporters of Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand’s embattled prime minister, have promised to get tough...

  28. FT Photo Diary

    February 19, 2014

    Through the wire

    Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters Soldiers hand out bottles of water to anti-government protesters through a barbed-wire fence at...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. FT Photo Diary

    February 17, 2014

    Standing guard at Thai rice protest

    Narong Sangnak/EPA Thai soldiers stand guard during a rice farmers rally at the temporary headquarters of the cabinet of...

  32. FT Photo Diary

    February 14, 2014

    Sleeping policemen

    Damir Sagolj/Reuters Riot police rest on their shields before moving into an anti-government encampment near Government...

  33. 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...

  34. February 13, 2014

    Thailand rushes to sell rice stockpile to appease farmers

    Thailand’s embattled government is scrambling to sell large quantities of rice to settle a near $4bn debt to farmers under a...

  35. February 11, 2014

    Thailand to end rice subsidy scheme

    Thailand is to scrap a contentious rice subsidy scheme that has cost billions of dollars and stoked the country’s deepening...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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