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Thailand

Lessons from a dictatorial neighbour

Nicholas Farrelly on the incredible tale of Thailand and Myanmar's reversed political fortunes.

Thailand’s containment constitution

New charter attempts to cure two 'illnesses' plaguing Thai democracy.

Millennia-long histories and Burmese migrations into Thailand

It’s time to take a longer view on a complex issue, writes TF Rhoden.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Life under Thailand’s 2016 constitution

Loyal servants deliver junta's requested template for rule.

The trouble with Thailand’s new democracy

Anti-junta movement needs to expand in order to dismantle dictatorship, writes Jim Taylor.

Buddhist politics and Thailand’s dangerous path

Why a weakening religion is getting more hardline.

Democratic contraction in Southeast Asia

Bridget Welsh surveys the rise of a worrying trend in the region.

New Mandala’s 2015 in review (and Christmas dance)

Scandals, succession, secret payments and more; here are our top articles for the year, and some festive dancing.

Madness and loyalty in Thailand

Despite the saying, the dogs will always bite you, writes Chatwadee Rose Amornpat.

Dog v dog: Theatrics of the Thai interregnum

Latest lese majeste case a double warning, writes Christine Gray.