Thitinan Pongsudhirak

Thitinan Pongsudhirak teaches international political economy and directs the Institute of Security and International Studies at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.

  • Authoritarianism is accelerating in Southeast Asia

    The China model is winning, at the expense of liberal values

  • Getting out of Thailand's political cul-de-sac

    For ruling elites, quest for legitimacy could prove a trap of their own making

  • To survive another 50 years, ASEAN must learn from its past

    Internal divisions and big power interventions are likely to persist

  • Thailand counts the cost of three lost decades

    The country must reverse course to resume political and economic progress

  • Trump promotes a 'pivot in Asia'

    The US president is signalling a policy that favors interests over values

  • A Sino-American showdown in Southeast Asia?

    Trump's tough talk heightens regional tensions between superpowers

  • Where is the good news about Myanmar?

    The country is making progress despite global media focus on the sectarian divide

  • How a Trump presidency will affect Southeast Asia

  • Could the economy be Thailand's saving grace?

  • Southeast Asia's call to arms?

  • Violence returns to Thai politics as stakes rise

  • The conundrum of Thailand's resounding referendum result

  • Tribunal ruling against China will test ASEAN unity

  • The lessons of Brexit for Asia

  • 'Asian values' become region's new battlefront