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Thailand

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.

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.