Tag Archives: Bangkok

Thailand’s Delicate Dance with the Major Powers

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s recent visit to Thai capital suggests that Thailand is now strategically courting authoritarian major powers, namely Russia and China, in defiance of Western criticism of Bangkok’s coup and military regime.

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Why Thailand Must Decentralize

Significant decentralization is not included in the Thai military government’s understanding of ‘reform’. The policy package being proposed apparently contains no such measures. It may be too much to hope that a group of command-and-control generals could implement a decentralization of power, even if they wanted to. They are doing the opposite.

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