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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?

Decades of dominance and a junta’s demise

Thailand referendum installs military for the long haul, opens door for their downfall?


Bombs, facts, and myths in southern Thailand

There's good reason to distrust the junta's official line on latest blasts.


‘Excuse me, Emperor …’

Modern monarchy in the information age.

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.



The real meaning of Thailand’s referendum

Why the country's latest constitution will be short-lived.

Photo: Mikhail Koninin on flickr

Will bombs burst Thailand’s tourism bubble?

A strike at the heart of the country's economy.


A new breed of terror in Thailand

How a ballot and blasts are playing havoc with the country’s domestic politics.


A vague vote and uncertain future

The ambiguous meanings behind Thailand’s referendum result.


Violence in Thailand’s Deep South

Will we see more violence from Deep South insurgents?


Thai blasts a wake-up call for peace?

Latest attacks may relate to stalled peace talks between insurgents and state.


Two suspects in Thailand’s blasts

Why Malay insurgents and radical Red Shirts may be the culprits.


Dim prospects for Thailand’s democracy

Expect more deadlock in the wake of referendum vote.


A vicious cycle of coups and constitutions

Contextualising the Thai referendum.

Thailand meeting of the 2015 national budget

Thailand’s referendum roadblock

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


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.


Magic families

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


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.

Prayuth stop human trafficking day

Thailand must end trafficking of all migrant workers

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


Committing to open academic spaces in Thailand

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

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

What the royal succession will mean for Thai elite politics.


Ending labour abuse at sea

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