Nov 16, 2020 • 8 min read
As Thailand's monarchy is rocked by unprecedented public protests, what would a diminished royal institution mean for the power and influence exerted by the kingdom's military?
By Mark S. Cogan - Nov 16, 2020
Mark S. Cogan is an Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Kansai Gaidai University, located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. He is also a consultant with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Specializing in Southeast Asian studies, Professor Cogan’s research focuses on democratization, security, and human rights in Thailand and Cambodia. Previously, he served as a communications specialist with several United Nations agencies in multiple duty stations covering Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa.