A booster shot of on-the-ground expertise for New Mandala's coverage of Thailand.
Geopolitics is a factor in the resilience of authoritarianism in the region. Often ignored, though, is the enduring pull of anti-democratic politics for the middle class.
Thai–Myanmar relations are on the up. But what happens to the large and still-marginalised migrant communities in Thai border towns like Mae Sot?
Welcoming the University of Sydney's Southeast Asian history bloggers to New Mandala.
New Books in Southeast Asian Studies talks to Claudio Sopranzetti about his monograph on the political role of Bangkok's motorbike taxi drivers.
The status quo isn't sustainable, but none of the likely exit strategies for the junta will give it what it wants.
New association "seeks to foster and facilitate opportunities for the advancement of research and knowledge relevant to Mainland Southeast Asia."
It’s past time for us to ditch simplistic ideas of “civil society” and its relationship with democracy in the region.
Patrick Jory and Tyrell Haberkorn on the cremation of King Bhumibol.
The internet is both a factor in, and a victim of, the region’s crisis of democracy.
Snapshots from the Thai community's marking of King Rama IX's cremation.
Two Thai scholars on what the weekend's cremation of King Bhumibol signifies for Thailand.
Democracy in the region finds itself in dark days. Can anything save it?
Some thoughts on the paradoxes of kingly imagery and (in)visibility in the age of Vajiralongkorn.
Nick Nostitz reflects on photographing the political rise and fall of Thailand's first female PM.
The new constitution leaves booby traps for any incoming civilian government.
An open letter to General Prayut Chan-ocha, signed by 418 concerned scholars.
The Washington–Bangkok rapprochement permanently threatens Thailand’s already struggling democracy.
Nicholas Farrelly's new Lowy Institute paper explores the tensions beneath the surface of Thailand's military–monarchy 'survival pact'.