Thitinan Pongsudhirak is a political science professor and Director of the Institute of Security and International Studies at Chulalongkorn University. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and an MA from Johns Hopkins University, and from 1998 to 2005, worked at the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Here, he explains the recent Thai protests as a battle between those wanting elected leaders even corrupt ones and those wanting unelected, but trustworthy technocrats.

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