Thai politics

Is Thailand safe for tourists? Essential info for travelers

Is Thailand safe for tourists? Essential info for travelers

Thailand's military announced Thursday that it has taken control of the government -- here's what that means for visitors
Thailand lifts state of emergency in Bangkok

Thailand lifts state of emergency in Bangkok

A 60-day state of emergency has come to an end, giving the tourism industry hope that lagging arrival numbers will improve
Gallery: Thousands of red shirts mark coup anniversary with rally

Gallery: Thousands of red shirts mark coup anniversary with rally

An estimated 10,000 people rallied peacefully at Bangkok's Ratchaprasong intersection on Sunday, one of several red shirt gatherings held across the country
Gallery: Red shirts clash with government supporters

Gallery: Red shirts clash with government supporters

Pro-government protesters throw bottles and fire sling-shots as things turn ugly on Bangkok's Silom Road Thursday morning
Gallery: Soldiers and accidents as the 15th ASEAN summit begins

Gallery: Soldiers and accidents as the 15th ASEAN summit begins

As Asia's leaders roll into town, Hua Hin looks more like a war zone than a holiday resort
Cod Satrusayang: To Thailand in the coming times

Cod Satrusayang: To Thailand in the coming times

As the nation faces the mammoth task of rebuilding from the floods, this writer searches for solace and hope
Yingluck hits ‘World’s Most Powerful Women’ list

Yingluck hits ‘World’s Most Powerful Women’ list

According to Forbes, Thailand’s first female prime minister packs more clout than J.K Rowling
Lawmakers elect Thailand’s first female PM

Lawmakers elect Thailand’s first female PM

Yingluck Shinawatra is set to be Thailand's 28th prime minister, but gender is heading the agenda
Cod Satrusayang: Sit back and enjoy the apocalypse

Cod Satrusayang: Sit back and enjoy the apocalypse

Thailand's leaders are saying all the right things, but the situation among the electorate is more desperate than people would admit
'Now comes the hard part': Weighing in on the Thai election results

'Now comes the hard part': Weighing in on the Thai election results

CNNGo’s local contributors and Thai Twitter users react to election results and share impressions of Thailand's historic day
Top 10 strange moments of Thailand's 2011 general election

Top 10 strange moments of Thailand's 2011 general election

A look back at some of the best political gaffes and oddities that took place in the run-up to the vote
Saksith Saiyasombut: Get out from under your coconut shell and vote

Saksith Saiyasombut: Get out from under your coconut shell and vote

When even the Thai prime minister is urging people to vote for the “least worst persons,” you know things are rotten. But that's no reason not to cast a ballot
Like a hole in the head: The fundamental incomprehensibility of Thai politics

Like a hole in the head: The fundamental incomprehensibility of Thai politics

It's a perfect storm of misinformation, where nobody -- voters, candidates, pollsters, journalists, academics –- actually knows what the hell is going on
Red shirts mark anniversary of bloody government crackdown

Red shirts mark anniversary of bloody government crackdown

Thousands of people gather at Rajprasong Intersection, calling for justice for those killed
Celebrity sex scandal a welcome distraction for Thais

Celebrity sex scandal a welcome distraction for Thais

Never mind the nation’s political woes. Far more fascinating are the X-rated details of this wild, ongoing drama
Artist Rirkrit Tiravanija tackles Thailand’s color-coded strife

Artist Rirkrit Tiravanija tackles Thailand’s color-coded strife

As the contemporary Thai artist opens his first solo exhibition in Bangkok, he explains the role of the artist in times of conflict and chaos
Bangkok's bullet-dodging blogger Florian Witulski

Bangkok's bullet-dodging blogger Florian Witulski

He’s been shot in Bangkok, jailed in Tehran and embedded with tribesmen in Afghanistan. He’s only 23, but he's a social media legend