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Thai Elites, Military Play a Dangerous Game

The impeachment of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra signals a troubling new phase in Thailand’s political stalemate. After two weeks of rushed hearings before a military-appointed legislature, the Nati... Read More...
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Thailand’s Yingluck Impeached

Yingluck Shinawatra, the former Thai Prime Minister who was ousted in a coup last year, has been impeached from an office she no longer holds by a legislature that didn't exist during her tenure, made up largel... Read More...
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Thailand’s Yingluck to be Charged?

In what obviously is a continuing effort to permanently quash the Shinawatra family's political and business interests in Thailand, media reports say the Election Commission’s investigating panel is expected to... Read More...
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Thai Game Plan: Drive Shinawatras into Exile

In November of last year, a Thai businessman with close connections to the leaders of the Bangkok protests that eventually drove the Pheu Thai government from power said the real reason for the protest wasn’t j... Read More...
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Yingluck’s Out. Now What, Thailand?

The court-ordered ouster of Thailand’s caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Wednesday opens a new and dangerous chapter in the implacable eight-year struggle between an amalgam of royalists, business... Read More...
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Change Coming in Thai Political Crisis?

After four months of turmoil, Thailand has lapsed into a holding pattern, awaiting the results of a postponed election and an Anti-Corruption Court verdict on whether Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was resp... Read More...
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Thailand’s Lethal Muslim Conflict

For four months, Thailand’s pro-royalist People’s Democratic Reform Committee has led anti-government protesters in Bangkok to work toward toppling the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the youn... Read More...