The People’s Party 2020 is redefining the nation by withdrawing the condition of "Thainess".
"The protesting monks question the Sangha Council’s silence toward radical right-wing monks but relentless effort to suppress democratically minded ones."
The rising wave of peaceful protests in Thailand has reached a critical juncture where the state’s response will determine whether another event of mass bloodshed is written into Thai history.
Pro-democracy groups have taken to the streets in the past, only to see agents provocateurs and royalist reactionaries mobilised to generate confrontation and violence.
Monarchy network data revealed through Yoshinori Nishizaki’s research explains one of the pivotal moments in modern Thai history, writes Craig Reynolds.
In the wake of the annual military reshuffle, the dominant faction in the Royal Thai Navy is facing a juncture due to two recent corruption scandals.
Constitutional rot can eventually lead to a full-blown crisis where no one obeys the highest laws of the land, descending into a perfect chaos.
Associations and the polyvocality of social media can bring to fore diverse meanings of being in the diaspora
The palace is working to fill leading army positions with its own faction—the Red Rim Group.
Will the current push for amendments lead to a fairer and more participatory constitution?
Behind the student protests for reforms to the monarchy that are shaking the century-old foundations of Thailand's political system.
Modern techniques to block online criticism of Thailand's monarchy are paired with the familiar stirring of royalist-nationalist sentiment.
During the pandemic, “immodest” or ungrateful receiving by the poor has been strongly denounced both by the state and middle-class donors.
The king is reviving the life of his absolutist forebears while trying to bring the military under control.
Karen-led initiatives such as "Rice for Fish" are challenging Bangkok-centric stereotypes that ethnic minorities are lazy, backwards and in need of the state's intervention.
Thai laws oblige ISPs to relinquish identifying data to authorities during criminal investigations.
The algorithms of food delivery apps incentivise riders to work harder, longer and faster—sometimes at the expense of their safety and rights.
The collection of facial recognition data to identify separatist insurgents in the deep south will only feed distrust towards the Thai state.
The Facebook group "Royalists Marketplace", a platform for discussion on all things monarchy, is a microcosm of burgeoning criticism against Thailand's new king.
Peera Songkünnatham on the military's troubled response to COVID-19, and the King's absence
In the 2019 election, a sizeable portion of the military proxy party’s electoral candidates were “pulled” (phalang dud) from other parties.
Social distancing and travel bans won’t save Thailand from COVID-19 writes Anthony C. Kuster.