Democracy

Washington’s Thai PR Problem

By Gregory Poling   Cobra Gold, the weeks-long multinational military exercise that began on Feb. 9 in Thailand, highlighted the difficult balancing act facing Washington as it engages with the military-backed government of its long-time ally. The annual training exercise, the…

The Leaderboard: Samiu Vaipulu

Who is he? Samiu Vaipulu served as the first deputy prime minister of Tonga following sweeping changes to the nation’s constitution in 2010 that made 17 of the 26 members of parliament directly elected from among the general population. The…