Articles by Andrew Walker

Thailand’s stark choice

Andrew Walker sets out Thailand's stark choice: persevering with electoral democracy or civil conflict.

Time to vote Democrat!

Andrew Walker points out the benefits of a vote for the Democrats!

A royal intervention?

Could Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn play a role in dealing with Thailand's latest round of political crisis?

Academics behaving badly

Andrew Walker provides a user guide to academic presentation. Essential reading for those preparing a conference paper.

ICTS 12 – second call for papers

Proposals for papers to be presented at the 12th International Conference on Thai Studies can be submitted up to 1 September 2013.

Open letter on Sombath Somphone

Scholars in Australia write to Foreign Minister Bob Carr calling for further action on missing Lao activist Sombath Somphone.

Rebellions and borders: call for papers

An invitation to participate in a panel at the 2014 International Conference on Thai Studies exploring the role of rebellions in shaping the modern borders of Thailand.

Thailand’s royal histories

Andrew Walker writes about the contested history of the last king of Phrae, and what this might mean for royal power in contemporary Thailand.

Why Thailand needs its kings

Cod Satrusayang is right. There is a natural fit between Thai culture and royalty. Thai culture needs its king. So why only one?

Cross-border Shan: Naw Kham and Twet Nga Lu

Since modern borders were first established in the Mekong region, opportunists like Naw Kham have used them to pursue their own economic and political agendas.

Asia Pacific Week at ANU

Applications are open for Asia Pacific Week 2013 at the ANU. Travel grants are available.

Thai studies in Sydney

Panel proposals for the Twelfth International Conference on Thai Studies (April 2014, Sydney University) close at the end of this month.