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Thailand

The Thai monarchy and Thailand’s politics

What now?

Three key developments to watch for in a post-Bhumibol Thailand.

‘Excuse me, Emperor …’

Modern monarchy in the information age.

A crown prince and German affairs

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

Magic families

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

Royal ink

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

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Restoring Thailand’s spiritual realm

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

Grieving as Thainess in 2017

Monarchy, tourism and grand multi-platform spectacles.

A good day’s work

Why Southeast Asia should be worried about Trump's pick for Secretary of Labor.

Loneliness and love under Thailand’s junta 

Tightening the grip on Thais’ hearts and minds.

State of denial

A royal rejection still leaves democracy out of reach for Thais.

Visions of violence in Southern Thailand

Capturing an escalating conflict on film.

Eyes on the spies in Thailand

A close look at some of the newly declassified CIA files on the Kingdom.

Old men and the abuse of Thai youth

Andrew MacGregor Marshal reflects on what is wrong with Thailand's annual "Children's Day".

Doctor, my eyes

Do eye surgeons turned politician bring unique vision to politics?

Tough year for human rights in Southeast Asia

2016 was not a good year for the region's civil liberties, writes Bridget Welsh.

Inching toward Orwell

Information warfare being waged in Thailand.

A new chapter, but the same old story

New Thai Privy Council points to more of the same.

Post-300 baht Thailand

What will changes to the minimum wage mean for the Thai working class?

The futility of Prayuth’s war on truth

What Prayuth can learn from a thousand-year-old tale of royalty.

Thailand’s long succession

Can Vajiralongkorn deliver the stable monarchy the Thai junta wants?

Henry VIII of Thailand

Could playboy Prince Vajiralongkorn ever live up to his beloved predecessor?

Can Thailand tolerate more than one form of Buddhism?

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

Ritual and the demise of Thai democracy

Royal image and untold wealth leave a high price to pay for Thailand's democracy.

What next for the theatrics of Thailand?

What Vajiralongkorn's naming as King means for Thailand's political sphere.

Soul of a nation

Christine Gray explores connections between religion, finance and power in Thailand.

ANU to remember Des Ball

New Mandala invites readers to celebrate the life and career of an extraordinary scholar.

A response to the Thai government

James L Taylor offers a counter view to Thailand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Thai government responds to New Mandala article

Sek Wannamethee rebuts James L Taylor on 'Thailand's black hole'.

Second acts for Thaksin and Trump?

Sally Tyler examines the futures of two very divisive politicians.