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  1. July 9, 2014

    Dipak Jain heads to Thailand to become dean for a third time

    Dipak Jain, former dean of Insead and the Kellogg school at Northwestern University, has been appointed dean of the Sasin...

  2. June 13, 2014

    Thai leaders employ ancient hero to boost their cause

    Thailand famously banned the Hollywood movie The King and I for its allegedly offensive and distorted picture of the...

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  1. 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...

  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...

  3. June 1, 2014

    Thai military cracks down on anti-coup protests

    Thousands of Thai troops and police swarmed over central Bangkok on Sunday to smother threatened protests against military...

  4. FT Photo Diary

    May 28, 2014

    Thai coup demonstrations

    Damir Sagolj/Reuters Military policemen hold their weapons as they are surrounded by a mob during a confrontation between...

  5. May 27, 2014

    Gloves come off as military makes its point in Thailand

    Thailand: Military seeks an end to all dissent The Thai military junta has spent the days since its second coup in eight...

  6. FT Photo Diary

    May 27, 2014

    Business as usual in Bangkok

    Paula Bronstein/Getty A woman waits for business in the red light district despite the curfew in Bangkok, Thailand,...

  7. May 26, 2014

    Miss Saigon, Prince Edward Theatre, London – review

    Applause for the welcome announcement. Applause for the mobile phone warning. Rapturous applause for the house lights...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. FT Photo Diary

    May 22, 2014

    Thai military coup

    Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters Thai soldiers stand guard during a coup at the Army Club, where Thailand’s army chief held a...

  14. May 21, 2014

    Army battles to maintain role as guardian of ‘Thai-ness’

    The declaration of martial law in Thailand underscores the power of a military that has long shaped politics in the country...

  15. May 21, 2014

    Thailand prime minister pushes for election in August

    Thai military imposes martial law Thailand’s prime minister has urged the military to support efforts to set a date for...

  16. FT Photo Diary

    May 20, 2014

    Thai military at the ready in Bangkok

    Reuters Thailand’s army declared martial law “to keep peace and order” on Tuesday, but denied this was the latest phase of a...

  17. 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...

  18. May 20, 2014

    Q&A: Why has the Thai military acted now?

    Thailand’s army declared martial law before dawn on Tuesday after a debilitating six-month political crisis. Soldiers took...

  19. FT Photo Diary

    May 19, 2014

    Back-street Bangkok

    Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images A woman prepares food at a restaurant in a back lane in downtown Bangkok. Thailand’s...

  20. FT Photo Diary

    May 19, 2014

    Bangkok protesters show their money

    Sakchai Lalit/AP Anti-government protesters blow whistles and show money they will donate to their leader Suthep Thaugsuban...

  21. FT Photo Diary

    May 16, 2014

    Anti Government protest Bangkok

    Narong Sangnak/EPA Thai anti-government protesters shout slogans during a rally in front of the Parliament as senators...

  22. FT Photo Diary

    May 15, 2014

    Face-off in Bangkok

    Narong Sangnak/EPA Thai anti-government protesters face Air Force military soldiers at the Royal Thai Air Force base in...

  23. 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...

  24. FT Photo Diary

    May 12, 2014

    Waving to Thai protesters

    Rungroj Yongrit/EPA Office workers cheer anti-government protesters from the window of a building during a street rally in...

  25. 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...

  26. FT Photo Diary

    May 9, 2014

    Police and protesters rest

    Apichart Weerawong/AP Two riot police officers sit with anti-government protesters at the National Broadcasting of Thailand...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. beyondbrics

    May 1, 2014

    India elections: Meet our team

    With just 15 days to go before the result of the world’s largest ever election, this might be a good time to take a breath....

  30. beyondbrics

    April 29, 2014

    Guest post: disaster risk financing needed to help safeguard Asia-Pacific from future hazards

    By Bindu N Lohani of the Asian Development Bank Coconut farmers in the Philippines, factory workers in Thailand and the...

  31. 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...

  32. April 3, 2014

    China presses Thailand to return Uighur refugees

    A group of mainly Muslim refugees from western China has become the focus of an international tug-of-war in Thailand as...

  33. FT Photo Diary

    April 2, 2014

    Poverty and disability in Bangkok

    Rungroj Yongrit/EPA A disabled man begs for money in a shopping center in Bangkok, Thailand. ...

  34. FT Photo Diary

    April 1, 2014

    Bangkok bus attack

    AP Anti-government protesters on their blood-stained bus that was part of a convoy attacked by gunmen on its way back from a...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. March 9, 2014

    Thailand political turmoil imperils foreign and domestic investment

    More than $15bn of planned foreign and domestic investment in Thailand is on hold because of political turmoil that...

  38. February 28, 2014

    A tyrant’s overthrow is not a sure end to oppression

    First Tahrir Square, then last year’s Gezi protests in Istanbul, and now Kiev, Caracas, Sarajevo and Bangkok – people have...

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