In the 2019 election, a sizeable portion of the military proxy party’s electoral candidates were “pulled” (phalang dud) from other parties.
Social distancing and travel bans won’t save Thailand from COVID-19 writes Anthony C. Kuster.
Paul Chambers looks back at the politicisation of the Royal Thai Police, before turning to the palace's recent personalisation of authority over an institution often overshadowed by the military.
Future Forward successfully convinced younger Thais to give democracy another try, argues Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang.
Thoughts from a legal expert as the Constitutional Court prepares to rule on the dissolution of the Future Forward Party.
Previously politically disengaged members of the population are joining organised political activity alongside older red shirt activist groups.
"Very few MP candidates actually call themselves “true believers” in the Future Forward ideology."
Around 3,000 public servants have volunteered to attend intensive “boot camps” at a military base in Bangkok.
What do the late King Bhumibol and former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra have in common? They're both alumni of Catholic private schools.
On the discourse of "immunity" against partisanship and contestation in Thailand’s 2019–22 National Security Policy
As Pope Francis lands in Thailand, Katewadee Kulabkaew unpacks hardline fears that the Catholic Church is like "a stealthy python" that will swallow Buddhism.
While the Court has always targeted critics of the regime, it generally spared critics of its own rulings. With the rise of Future Forward Party, that's changed.
How two ethnic minority groups, the Lisu and the Maniq, continue to challenge the Thai state's sovereignty
Why did the perpetrators treat the bodies of the deceased so savagely—in public before thousands of eyes?
The annual military reshuffle shows a military leadership in transition.
ทำไมระบอบประยุทธ์ไม่เข้มแข็ง: The "elected" military regime is not popular, nor can it guarantee the support of the armed forces
ยุคของ “แดง ปะทะ เหลือง” ในประเทศไทยจบแล้วจริงหรือ?
Disappearing Japan: Vajiravudh’s translations of The Mikado and the Thai elite’s admiration of Japan
On what translation can tell us about Thai society and its perspectives on its regional neighbours.
The activities of Lao dissidents who have fled to Thailand can offer some insight into anti-regime sentiment in Laos.
จงสังเกตความโหยหาอำนาจนิยมในสังคมไทย: มงคลกิตติ์เป็น ส.ส. สะท้อนอะไร
Amid assassinations and forced disappearances of Thai dissidents abroad, a dissident publisher reflects on what it means to “survive” under “Democracy with the King as the Head of State".