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Thailand

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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.

ASEAN can learn from Europe’s refugee crisis

Refugee crises must be met by the power and spirit of regionalism.

A royalist holds aloft a picture of Thailand's king. Photo: Reuters.

Royal power in Thai politics

How the King can leave a lasting legacy for Thailand's people.

9 years ago today

New Mandala co-founder Nicholas Farrelly considers the legacy of Thailand's 2006 military coup

Soccer wars in Southeast Asia

Football and nationalism in Thailand, Vietnam and Laos.

Thailand's prime minister and coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha. Photo: Reuters.

The perils of Prayuth

It's not just his odd behaviour Thais should be worried about, writes Chatwadee Rose Amornpat.

Cashing in on constitutions

The lucrative business of drafting Thailand's supreme law.

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.