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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?


Violence in Thailand’s Deep South

Will we see more violence from Deep South insurgents?


Two suspects in Thailand’s blasts

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


Prachatai journalist charged by junta

More worrying signs for media freedom in Thailand.

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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 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?


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.


Challenging times for Thai tourism

Can Thailand maintain its reputation as a safe destination?


Thailand’s new politics and a double wrecking ball

Christine Gray on Thaksin, the Crown Prince and the shake up of the old regime.


The myth of the popcorn gunman

Nick Nostitz reflects on the sentencing of one of the Laksi shooters.


Ritualism and the erosion of human rights

States in the Asia-Pacific increasingly pay lip service to protections they sign up to.

epa04253152 Thai army chief and junta head General Prayuth Chan-ocha smile as he leave after the meeting of the 2015 national budget at the Army Club in Bangkok, Thailand, 13 June 2014. Thailand's army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha seized power with a coup d'etat on 22 May 2014 and placed the country under martial law. He said an interim government is expected to be formed within the next three months after he seized power on 22 May, saying the coup was necessary to restore order after more than six months of street protests resulting in terrorist attacks and a political gridlock. He vowed to appoint a prime minister once peace is restored, to enact political reforms and hold elections within about 15 months.  EPA/NARONG SANGNAK

Thailand’s iron fist and an academic’s family

Pavin Chachavalpongpun on the abuse he and his family are facing from military rulers.


The Thai princess and her loo by the lake

When nature calls waste is no issue for a royal.


Survey of Thai Internet use and restrictions

University of Washington study seeks your input.

Human rights. Indonesia 2009. Photo: Josh Estey

Region’s human rights watchdogs lack bite

National institutions aren't protecting anyone, new report shows.


Silencing by means of “superstition”

Baby dolls, black magic and power in Thailand.