Topic: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Thailand is set to place a woman with little political experience in charge in a transition of power that could soothe six years of political turmoil.
07/05/2011 10:17 am
Polls suggest that Thailand's opposition Puea Thai Party (PTP), which is loyal to former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and led by his sister, will win the largest share in a divisive July 3 parliamentary vote.
06/14/2011 09:14 am
Voter dissatisfaction is high over rising inequality and the high cost of living. For the first time, opposition candidates contested virtually every seat in parliament.
05/08/2011 11:16 am
Sunday's by-election in Thailand offer a window on the continuing divide, and hints at the enduring strength of the red shirt opposition.
07/26/2010 03:36 pm
Thailand's 'red shirt' protesters canceled a march Monday as the Army fanned out to block them. But they vowed to continue their demonstration, now at five weeks, until Prime Minsiter Abhisit steps down and calls elections.
04/19/2010 12:51 pm
But questions over a US role in any economic grouping and rivalry between China and Japan may thwart a rapid rollout of either plan.
10/25/2009 01:00 am
Last weekend 6,000 protestors demonstrated on the third anniversary of the military coup. US concern about democracy is reflected in USAID's return to boost the nation's once-vibrant civil society.
09/23/2009 01:00 am
The reclusive regime in Burma (Myanmar) is touting its newfound openness, but skeptics wonder whether Webb's rare visit will bring any democratic reform.
08/17/2009 01:00 am
The US secretary of State's presence is meant to send a signal that Southeast Asia matters – and that the US is watching Chinese influence in the region.
07/23/2009 01:00 am
The regime allowed journalists and diplomats to watch the trial as it entered its third day.
05/20/2009 01:00 am
Security forces were mobilized for the first time since 2006 as violence escalates – two people died in street clashes Monday.
04/13/2009 01:00 am
Judges increasingly are calling the shots in a tumultuous political situation. Are they playing fair?
10/06/2008 01:00 am
The wish list includes continued security aid to balance China, greater engagement, and trade.
08/08/2008 01:00 am