Former Senior Analyst, Australia’s Office of National Assessments (ONA)
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Prayuth in Wonderland: Where the rules are made up and the truth doesn’t matter
The bottom line in a Thai court ruling to suspend Prayuth Chan-o-cha pending a review of the legitimacy of his leadership is that his authority and prospects for the 2023 general election have been harmed, writes Craig Keating.
Thailand’s agricultural policies: a hand out, not a hand up
In the final of a three-part series on the Thai economy, Craig Keating investigates the country’s inefficient agriculture sector and finds urgent reforms have stalled because of quick fixes like rice price subsidies.
School’s out: Thailand’s education and skills crisis
In the second of three articles on Thailand’s economic challenges, Craig Keating finds poor and declining education standards are threatening to exclude individual Thais — and the country — from Asia’s next wave of high-value jobs.
Thailand risks growing old and poor
Thailand has made remarkable progress in reducing poverty over the past 50 years by attracting foreign investment and lifting productivity. But in the first of a series of three articles, Craig Keating examines how policy failures have contributed to the stalling of economic progress and the challenges that poses for an ageing society.
Thailand's COVID crisis
At the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Thailand won global praise for the quality of its response. It has since watched a rising caseload overwhelm world-class public health defences. Craig Keating argues that government complacency left the country unprepared for the influx of new, highly-transmissible, virus strains.