During the 1960–70s, Thai government agencies distributed vinyl records to raise awareness of elections. As historical documents, they offer insight into the country's turbulent political history.
After five years of military rule, Thailand heads to the polling booths. Follow for live updates.
How will the 2019 elections bear upon violent conflict in the Deep South?
General Prayuth may lead a government after elections this month, but his authority within the armed forces has long been waning.
Red-shirt leader Jatuporn Prompan and former yellow-shirt leader Suriyasai Katasila agree—pessimistically—that Thailand's coming elections are merely one stage in a cycle of political instability.
Understanding Thailand's elections may require looking beyond national politics.
A proposal to build oil drilling rigs 100 metres from an archaeological site near Si Thep Historical Park jeopardises what may be Thailand's oldest and biggest ancient city.
The Constitutional Court's decision on Thai Raksa Chart is likely to be swift but unlikely to be impartial.
The editor of "The Nation" talks to New Mandala.
To kick off LBGTQ+ history month, Emily Donald looks at lesbian history and women’s sexuality in Thailand.
On Ubolratana's abortive PM candidacy and what it suggests about the fragmentation of the "network monarchy".
Paul Chambers on King Vajiralongkorn's expanding control over state forces
On the prospects for a durable authoritarian politics after the 'Bhumibol Consensus'.
The two "Khon Kaen Models"—one an alleged red-shirt terrorist plot and the other a transit infrastructure project—effectively model the process by which the junta secures obedience.
History and electoral reality suggest that the 2019 elections will deliver another “wasted coup”.
What bleak stories can be told about what Thailand will be like in a decade, when Thais have already lived under nearly five years of military rule? The film Ten Years Thailand grapples with that very question.
Revisit the 20 most popular articles published at New Mandala this year.
The Court of Justice plays no less significant a role in sustaining the military regime, yet has generally kept a much lower profile than the controversial Constitutional Court.
How can Thailand “move on” from a decade of mass political contestation—unrest which was halted, but hardly resolved, by large-scale state violence and the military’s eventual seizure of power?
On the the misuse of western historical sources in the search for Suvarnabhumi.
"The advent of the Commoners’ Party represents a more exciting, radical break with the status quo [than the Future Forward Party]—one that has so far kept class privilege of the likes of Juangroongruangkit intact," writes Kriangsak Teerakowitkajorn.
The young rappers who shot to national attention when they released Prathet Ku Mi honed their skills in a vibrant Thai indie rap scene that has been growing bigger in recent years—and growing more political, too.