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.

A state of madness

The insidious creep of fascism in contemporary Thailand.

Pluralism imperiled in Southeast Asia

Rise of identity politics could mean more violence.

Ben Anderson: the one and only

Ariel Heryanto pays tribute to the late scholar and his ongoing legacy.

Public lectures and protecting the King

Pavin Chachavalpongpun heckled by Thai ultra-royalists during Yale University talk.

The last king of Thailand?

Chatwadee Rose Amornpat on why Thailand's monarchy needs to change.

Turning the tide on Thailand’s human trafficking

Will reform initiatives be able to stop a dangerous trade?

Royalty and democracy in Thailand

New Mandala co-founder Nicholas Farrelly takes a look at the monarchy's ongoing role in politics.

Still better than Thaksin?

The Thai junta hasn’t rid the country of dodgy politicians; it’s simply taken their place.

Attachak Sattayanura.

Academics face unjust detention in Thailand

Call for support for scholars targeted by ruling military junta.

The crisis behind ‘A Kingdom in Crisis’

Mish Khan and Nicholas Farrelly recap a recent war of words over book on Thai monarchy.

Thailand’s rocky road to democracy

Next constitution likely to tilt more towards dictatorship than democracy.

Photo: Pierre (Rennes) on flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/equinoxefr/

Freedom and firewalls

Peeping through the "Ka-La" of Thailand and its single Internet gateway.

Photo: Wikimedia commons

Consolidating control in cyberspace

Thailand's online battle for control of the nation's narrative is heating up.

Somyot Pumpanmuang, speaks to reporters about the Bangkok blast investigation in front of a popular go-go bar тАЬSuckersтАЭ . Photo: Royal Thai Police

Truth the latest victim in Bangkok blast

Case closed in Bangkok bombing; but it shouldn't be, writes Zachary Abuza.

A tribute to Nicholas Tapp

Jean Michaud reflects on the life of a prolific intellectual standing at the forefront of his field.

Why I speak out against the Thai Monarchy

Poverty and injustice drive Chatwadee Rose Amornpat's passion for royal accountability.

Dissent and dictatorship in Thailand

Criminalising opposition under the country's most repressive regime.

Treading the night in Thailand

Bangkok shows the way when it comes to women's safety.

Pavin Chachavalpongpun (left) and Noam Chomsky. Photo supplied.

A conversation with Chomsky

Pavin Chachavalpongpun and Chomsky on Thai politics, the monarchy and Thaksin.

Thailand’s constitution conundrum

As Thailand drafts yet another constitution, Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang offers key lessons.