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Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra in Sydney (Complete)

Speaking in Sydney, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra makes the case for investing in Thailand. more

Yingluck Shinawatra: Political Situation 'More Stable'

Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra argues that her country has successfully weathered its recent political turmoil. more
In Sydney on May 28, 2012, Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra argues that her country has successfully weathered its recent political turmoil. (1 min., 21 sec.)
Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra: Invest in Thailand
In Sydney to recognize of 60 years of diplomatic relations between Australia and Thailand, Thailand's first woman PM emphasized business-friendly policies and political stability. more

Aung San Suu Kyi Tops Asia Blog's Person of the Year 2011 Poll

Aung San Suu Kyi, Japanese rescue crews and Ai Weiwei at the top of Asia's Person of the Year 2011 poll. more
Toys in the form of exiled former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on sale in Bangkok. (Flickr/Pittaya Sroilong)

2011: In Thailand, the Pardon That Wasn't

Whatever you think of Thaksin Shinawatra, his refusal to return to Thailand has been destabilizing for the country, writes Duncan McCargo. more
 Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R), the presumptive heir to current President Hu Jintao, speaks with former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen  in Beijing on July 11, 2011. Xi is just one of several new world leaders who could have a major impact on Asia in 2012 and beyond. Photo by Chad J. McNeeley. (Flickr/Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff)

2012: Coming Year's Leadership Transitions Could Have Major Asia Impact

The stage is set for increased scrutiny around upcoming elections in Taiwan, the United States and South Korea, and a leadership transition scheduled to take place in China, writes Michael Kulma. more
Yingluck Sinawatra may be following in the footsteps of her brother, Thailand's former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, but had her own career as a successful businesswoman before she became the country's first female prime minister. (Flickr/Ratchaprasong 2)

Vishakha Desai: Female Politicians in Asia Making it on Merit

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai writes that unlike in the past, female politicians in Asia today are increasingly entering politics on their own merits rather than relying on family ties. more