Why South-East Asia is fertile ground for mini-Trumps 🔗 🇹🇭 🌏

Thaksin Shinawatra, who wrote the book on South-East Asian populism, ponders its next chapter

Mr Thaksin is not only among Thailand’s most successful politicians ever; he also showed the way for populists elsewhere in South-East Asia. His policies have been mimicked abroad—and even by his fiercest critics at home. Wealth inequalities and ethnic divisions make South-East Asia fertile ground for his style of majoritarian populism.

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