Dr Napon Jatusripitak is Visiting Fellow in the Thailand Studies Programme, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. He is a PhD Researcher at Northwestern University.
Articles by Napon Jatusripitak (9)
Dark Horse Could Win Thai Premiership
Napon Jatusripitak|Termsak Chalermpalanupap
There has been much speculation as to whether the Move Forward Party might be able to install its candidate as the prime minister of Thailand. But the country’s next leader might well emerge from the ranks of Pheu Thai, the opposition party which won the second-largest number of seats in the recent elections.
The Move Forward Party: Surge in Momentum, But Obstacles Ahead
The historic win of the Move Forward Party in Thailand’s general election cannot be reduced to merely its campaigning strategy and policies. It reflects the pent-up grievances and aspirations for a better future of millions of Thais.
Pheu Thai’s Landslide in the Northeast: A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy or a Distant Dream?
Khon Kaen in Thailand’s northeast has traditionally been a stronghold for Pheu Thai, the country’s biggest opposition party. Now, however, a province-wide victory is looking less likely.
Thailand’s Lèse-majesté Law: A Subtle Referendum in the Upcoming Elections?
Political parties which tout the need for more democracy in Thailand have shied away from aggressively promoting amendments to the kingdom’s lese-majeste law. However, the law’s impact on generational and ideological divides remains in motion.
Political Dealmaking Will Determine the Winner and Twist Policy Outcomes in Thailand’s Election
Napon Jatusripitak|Ken Mathis Lohatepanont
The policy trajectory of the next Thai government will depend on post-election coalitional configurations, not policy pledges.