Commentary / World Aug 7, 2014

Why ASEAN has not condemned Thailand

by Simon Tay

It is not a given that ASEAN won't condemn Thailand's recent military coup. At present, though, most neighbors regard the events as an internal matter while more than two-thirds of Thais surveyed report being happier now than before the intervention.

Fugitive ex-Thai leader Thaksin visiting Japan: sources

National May 30, 2014

Fugitive ex-Thai leader Thaksin visiting Japan: sources

Fugitive former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is currently in Japan, it was learned Thursday from informed sources. Thaksin entered Japan at the beginning of the week on a private visit for shopping and other personal reasons, and was planning to remain in the country ...

Commentary / World May 9, 2014

Waiting for a coup that'll install 'good people'

by Gwynne Dyer

All the street demonstrations and legal obstructionism by Thailand's opposition are ultimately intended to create political paralysis that will provide the pretext for a coup. One problem with that is that a whole generation of Thais has now grown up expecting to have a ...