The idea of finding the El Dorado of Asia is a continuing obsession.
Studying structural reconfigurations of nature and society in the Mekong region and beyond.
In the first episode of Thailand Unsettled, Puangthong Pawakapan tackles the theme of "the military", narrowing in on the Internal Security Operations Command
A discussion on the state of academic freedom in Thailand, and what Australian scholars can do to show solidarity with Thai colleagues.
Craig Reynolds overviews the contingent, context-dependent nature of academic freedom in Thailand.
Thailand’s military government has passed an amendment to the Sangha Act that places the power to appoint and remove the twenty members of the Sangha Council, the highest governing body in the Thai Buddhist order, under the king’s power.
While governments since at least Rama VI have defined Thainess by the ideology of nation-religion-king, comparing editions of the Royal Institute Dictionaries shows the changing meanings of these words.
How did royalist, nationalist and anti-democratic forces overwhelm the originally heterogenous yellow-shirt movement?
Illiberalism at home, and pro-market ideologies abroad, are putting pressure on Southeast Asian civil society organisations' financial health.
เศรษฐกิจแพลตฟอร์มจากมุมมองของแรงงานในประเทศไทย Platforms such as Uber and Airbnb entice labourers into job insecurities that may not be perceptible in the short term.
Speculating over the regime’s future is encouraged by the difficult opaqueness Thai political scholars regularly confront, muses New Mandala's country-editor.
As the rescue operation takes on unprecedented proportions, stories of true heroism are assuming Buddhist undertones.
There are strong indications that Teerasak Longji submitted a petition for royal clemency. But unlike those condemned before him, his plea for clemency was rejected by His Majesty the King.
Why are new forms of spirit mediums proliferating under the NCPO's rule? การกลับมาของร่างทรงในยุคขาลงของรัฐบาลทหาร 4.0 สะท้อนความไม่มั่นคงในชีวิตของคนไทย
The reasons behind several recent demotions and arrests of high-ranking Bangkok monks are more politically conniving than simply an attempt to “purify" the sangha.
Part two of Anon Chawalawan's compilation of the activist inventiveness that has survived the NCPO's four-year rule.
While the royal wedding in the United Kingdom was partly extolled in Thailand as a symbol of the British monarchy's adaptability, the royalists’ perception of the Harry-Meghan wedding reflected a desire for their own monarch to be more absolute.
The persecution of one of the junta's most outspoken supporters, Buddha Issara, demands explanation
Sandwiches, 1984 and wristwatches: four years of the NCPO, four years of creative resistance—part one
สี่ปีคสช.: สัญลักษณ์และประดิษฐกรรมแห่งการท้าทายอำนาจรัฐทหาร Activists never intended to use sandwiches during protests—it was the authorities themselves who seized upon sandwiches in 2014, making an unintended contribution to anti-authoritarian emblems.
ขอนแก่นโมเดล: ไม่ยอมซ้ำรอยอนาคตแบบ "กทม." Public services infrastructure in Khon Kaen is being funded and spearheaded by the Khon Kaen Think Tank (KKTT), a group of the province's 20 leading businessmen.
The raid against Victoria’s Secret was orchestrated by a group within the state that is opposing the growing influence of the Kampol–Chai–Somyot network.