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Zachary Abuza

Specialist in Southeast Asian politics

A specialist in Southeast Asian politics and security issues. He is the author of "Muslims, Politics and Violence in Indonesia", "Conspiracy of Silence: The Insurgency in Southern Thailand" and "Militant Islam in Southeast Asia".

Zachary Abuza
24 Jul 2019

Huge army spend is self-serving folly

It goes without saying but, coups d'état are good for a military's bottom line. According to data recently published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri), the Thai military has benefited handsomely from its repeated interventions in Thai politics.

24 Jul 2019 6
Huge army spend is self-serving folly
14 Jul 2015

Clear and present dangers

The actual security threats to Thailand at sea are human trafficking, illegal fishing and piracy, none of which can be properly combatted by submarines.

14 Jul 2015