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Thailand’s fairest reform?

Would giving voters a "none of the above" option help to break Thailand's persistent cycle of political conflict?

Prayuth stop human trafficking day

Thailand must end trafficking of all migrant workers

Slavery in seafood industry just one part of a broader problem.

The King is (nearly) dead: long live the King?

What the royal succession will mean for Thai elite politics.


Magic families

Trump, the Thai Crown Prince, the balcony, the stage, and the vanishing act.

25 OCTOBER 2015

Suthep’s romantic tale

What better way to celebrate Valentine's day than feasting on Suthep's classic tale of love and villainy.

25 OCTOBER 2015

Suthep’s romantic tale

What better way to celebrate Valentine's day than feasting on Suthep's classic tale of love and villainy.



A crown prince and German affairs

Why revealing photos of Thailand's Crown Prince are making royalists anxious.


Royal ink

Taking a closer look at Vajiralongkorn's tattoos and what they mean.


Thai authorities target critic’s wife

Andrew MacGregor Marshall's wife held by police in Bangkok.


Thailand’s hidden republican tradition

Surprisingly, Thailand has one of Asia's oldest republican movements.

Photo by Piti A Sahakorn/LightRocket via Getty Images

Thai youth activism rekindling hope

How new movements could bring back democracy.

Myanmar Foreign Minister and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi toasts with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha during an MoU ceremony at the government house in Bangkok

Keeping friends close, Thailand closer

Myanmar must be on guard for political crises across the border.


Red and Yellow in Germany

Photo Essay | A new frontline in Thailand's political crisis.


Graft games

How corruption fuels Southeast Asia's democratic deficit.


Online media and repressive regimes

New Mandala, Thailand's political crisis and the limits of the Internet.


Committing to open academic spaces in Thailand

The ICTS13 organising committee responds to questions about their conference in July 2017 and academic freedom.


Ending labour abuse at sea

Reform leads to dramatic changes in Thailand’s fisheries, but will it last?


Slavery and seafood

Is reform of fisheries and labour laws enough, asks Douglas Macfarlane.


Questions about international conferences in Thailand in 2017

Thongchai Winichakul asks important questions about upcoming academic events.


The school in the middle

Zachary Abuza on the madrassah behind Thailand's Islamic insurgency.


Thailand’s containment constitution

New charter attempts to cure two 'illnesses' plaguing Thai democracy.


Sticking it to the crown

Cartoons lampooning Thai royal family spark major backlash.


Donald Trump is Thailand’s friend

Why Thailand can learn a lot from a potential Trump presidency.

Will Thailand re-emerge from the rabbit hole? Photo: YouTube

Alice in Juntaland and autocracy in Thailand

Thailand slides further towards fascism, writes James L Taylor.


Red buckets and red alerts

Thai junta's crackdown on housewife beyond the 'pail', writes Mish Khan.


Horror headlines, tourism and the Thai junta

Military masters are paying lip service to foreigners' safety, writes Paul Sanderson.