Readers looking for consistent coverage of “Thailand’s Underworld” will appreciate the new Bangkok Crimes blog. Run by Khlong Cowboy, it “aims to document the many different crimes occurring in Thailand and to try and understand them within the context of Thailand’s unique socio-cultural and political framework.”

It is off to a promising start, and will offer a monthly essay that delves into more scholarly issues. In the first month the essay seeks to answer the question, “Why did the U.S. support Democratic Kampuchea?