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Punchada Sirivunnabood

Dr Punchada Sirivunnabood is a Visiting Fellow at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Articles by Punchada Sirivunnabood (15)

The Drugs Trade in a Time of Covid-19: Still Rolling

Punchada Sirivunnabood

The Covid-19 pandemic and associated movement restrictions have not inhibited the drugs trade in around the Golden Triangle. In fact it appears to have worsened it.

Thailand’s Warring Generals: Different Beds, Same Dream

Punchada Sirivunnabood

The Thai prime minister might soon leave the ruling Phalang Pracharat Party-led governing coalition. Ironically, his departure might actually boost the party's chances of assembling a winning coalition come the elections expected next year.

Reform of the Thai Police: An Impossible Dream?

Punchada Sirivunnabood

A recent police scandal has again sparked calls for reform of the Thai police force. There have been numerous attempts in the past, but the key problem is the entrenched relationship between powerful politicians and senior police officers.

Thaksin 72; Tony 27: the Return of Thaksin Shinawatra

Punchada Sirivunnabood

Thaksin Shinawatra is priming himself for a return to Thai politics. This time, he is reaching out to younger Thai voters.

Land of Smiles Riven by New Political Faultlines

Punchada Sirivunnabood

Seven years after the 2014 coup, Thailand is seeing a new political divide along generational and ideological lines.