On 6th April 2012, Olaf Duensing moderated IBAP program with Dr Thitinan Pongsudhirak. April’s IBAP meeting with guest speaker Dr. Thitinan Pongsudhirak, one of Thailand’s most brilliant political minds, was most certainly the highlight of last years’ IBAP events. The political insights presented by Dr. Thitinan Pongsudhirak, including his interpretation of the current political situation in Thailand, provided the IBAP members and guests with an eye opening exposure to the current political struggle that everyone living in the Kingdom is subject to. Dr Thitinan Pongsudhirak talked about the dim outlook of Thailand’s near political future in his astute interpretation of the current Thai affairs. It was very useful for all attendees to get this realistic viewpoint from a local intellectual.