Articles by Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang

Purging the Thai Sangha

The persecution of one of the junta's most outspoken supporters, Buddha Issara, demands explanation

Thailand in 2018: no neat exit strategy for junta

The status quo isn't sustainable, but none of the likely exit strategies for the junta will give it what it wants.

A year after referendum, only bad news about Thailand’s constitution

The new constitution leaves booby traps for any incoming civilian government.

Restoring Thailand’s spiritual realm

Can a new Sangha Raja heal the country’s Buddhist order and politics?

Inching toward Orwell

Information warfare being waged in Thailand.

Can Thailand tolerate more than one form of Buddhism?

What anti-Dhammakaya sentiment says about Thai political authorities and Buddhism.

Religion after the referendum

Why Thailand's new constitution could lead to greater religious tension and violence.

Thailand’s referendum roadblock

The false and serious business of Thailand’s constitutional vote.

Life under Thailand’s 2016 constitution

Loyal servants deliver junta's requested template for rule.

Buddhist politics and Thailand’s dangerous path

Why a weakening religion is getting more hardline.

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Freedom and firewalls

Peeping through the "Ka-La" of Thailand and its single Internet gateway.

Thailand’s constitution conundrum

As Thailand drafts yet another constitution, Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang offers key lessons.