Thaksin Shinawatra


Pheu Thai Foots the Political Bill for Thaksin’s Return

East Asia Forum

Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra's return to Thailand after 15 years in self-exile has come at a heavy political cost for his affiliated Pheu Thai Party. Their establishment of a "government of national reconciliation" has faced challenges due to their dependence on coalition partners and their loss of popularity among conservative and progressive voters.

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Cambodia, Thailand And Dealing With China: The More Things Change…

The Interpreter

Hun Sen’s early retirement and Thaksin Shinawatra’s return signal power transitions in Cambodia and Thailand, but analysts are skeptical about meaningful change.


Does Thailand’s Election Matter?

The Interpreter

The election could be a plus for Thailand’s regional role, which has been sadly diminished over the past two decades.


Paying for a New Thai Democracy

The Interpreter

The real winners are far from clear, but Thailand’s populist, party jumping election is Asia’s vote to watch this year.


Thailand Prepares for Its First Elections Since the Passing of King Bhumibol

New Mandala

What can Thailand expect ahead of the first elections held since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej?

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