Abdul Karim Khalib of the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) rebel group criticizes Thai тАЬcolonialismтАЭ in a six-minute video posted online 7 September. Photo from YouTube.

“Independence or martyrdom” in Thailand’s Deep South

Unfounded optimism for peace shot down by video message.

No peace soon in Thailand’s Deep South

Informal talks show putting words into action to end conflict highly unlikely.

Princess Pa’s thesis

How a bus driver uncovered an essential read on criminal justice and fairness in Thailand.

Were the Grey Wolves behind Bangkok bombing?

Murat Yurtbilir assesses the likelihood of the controversial group's involvement in deadly attack.

The medium of people power

In the wake of Malaysia's Bersih 4 rally, Ross Tapsell looks at the rise of drone journalism & social media in Southeast Asia.

Coups and constitutions

The final draft of Thailand’s new constitution is aimed at entrenching elite power, writes Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang.

Riding for the royals

What 'Bike for Mom' reveals about ideas of motherhood in Thailand.

Thai student Patiwat Saraiyaem, 23, left, and activist Porntip Mankong, 26, are escorted by prison security guards after their verdict at the Criminal Court in Bangkok. Photo: AFP.

Remembering the victims of lese majeste

A system that protects the monarchy only punishes the people, writes Chatwadee Rose Amornpat.

Thailand’s nightmare scenario

There will be grim consequences if the Bangkok blast has its origin in domestic politics.

Soldiers inspect the body of a suspected insurgent after a clash with Marines at a navy base in Narathiwat province, southern Thailand. Photo: The Nation.

Ending conflict in Thailand’s Deep South

Why Thailand's south needs a peace process and not military action.

Thai soldiers and police officers at the scene of a bomb attack in Pattani province, southern Thailand Photo: EPA.

Thailand’s unheard voices

Chronic violence and daily terror all too common in troubled south.

Tourism and terror in Thailand

Bangkok bombing adds a new & dangerous dimension to tourism safety in Thailand, argues David Beirman.

Life after the Bangkok blast

While shocking, immediate impact of terror attack will be limited, writes Greg Raymond.

Thai junta turning tragedy to farce

Bangkok bombing investigation incompetent and inconsistent, writes Lee Jones.

Terrorism in the heart of Thailand

Michael Vatikiotis looks at the wider implications of the Bangkok blasts.

Politics and security in Thailand

In the wake of the Bangkok blasts, Zachary Abuza warns that politics should not trump a proper investigation.

Who is behind the Bangkok blast?

Security analyst John Blaxland gives his take on three possible culprits.

Initial thoughts on Bangkok bombing

At times of such confusion, there are no immediate answers to questions about who, what and why

Thai elitism and hierarchy

Chatwadee Rose Amornpat looks at title and honour in Thailand’s latent caste system.

Lèse-majesté today

New Mandala co-founder Nicholas Farrelly asks, can anything be done about the chilling effect of Thai law?

Crime and punishment under the Thai junta

Wad Rawee charts a worrying turn for justice in Thailand.

Hopes for democracy in Thailand

Student-led protest could help break long-term political stalemate, writes Tyrell Haberkorn.

Thailand fishing fleets have profited from human trafficking. Photo by Borja Sanchez-Trillo/Getty Images.

Thailand’s human trafficking won’t stop

The latest US report card will do little to solve a sordid situation, writes Zachary Abuza.

The Republic of Siam?

Chatwadee Rose Amornpat calls for the Thai people to embrace a republican future