...more critical than leadership or domestic politics in accounting for Thailand’s decade of foreign policy retrenchment is...regional and geopolitics.
The 2020 Protest posed an existential threat to the Thai state. The government of Prayuth Chan-ocha has enlisted every available weapon to fight back, including COVID-19.
The economy, and domestic and foreign policy will be in sharp focus at the Thai Update 2021 at The Australian National University (ANU).
Streicher spent time researching this troubled region talking to local civilians, activists, journalists, academics, as well as military conscripts and senior officers.
...creating spaces for civil society should be integral to post-pandemic recovery and reconstruction plans.
If the goal is to begin anew the unfinished political project of an equal society, it is thus crucial for democracy activists to secure broader support for the movement.
Morlam song practices still resound, even if criminalised, depoliticised and silenced.
Duncan McCargo and Anyarat Chattharakul have analysed the stunning rise and fall of this party in their co-authored book.
Large COVID outbreaks in prisons are only a part of a bigger problem in terms of the state overlooking the welfare of prisoners.
Anti-union discrimination supported by the state, fragmentation of Thai enterprises, and a paternalistic regime all contribute to low levels of unionisation.
Resistance in Ubon Ratchathani has historically endured repression and recently pandemic
The subjects of the drawings are "always conscious of being different and an outsider, a target of racial vilification, a slave."
Dr Nattapoll's case is part of a broader pattern of SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) cases.
The re-establishment of the First Fleet holds significant implications for Thailand’s small navy.
On the displacement of the traditional communities and vendors who reside on land owned by Thailand's oldest university.
The People’s Party 2020 is redefining the nation by withdrawing the condition of "Thainess".
"The protesting monks question the Sangha Council’s silence toward radical right-wing monks but relentless effort to suppress democratically minded ones."
The rising wave of peaceful protests in Thailand has reached a critical juncture where the state’s response will determine whether another event of mass bloodshed is written into Thai history.
Pro-democracy groups have taken to the streets in the past, only to see agents provocateurs and royalist reactionaries mobilised to generate confrontation and violence.
Monarchy network data revealed through Yoshinori Nishizaki’s research explains one of the pivotal moments in modern Thai history, writes Craig Reynolds.
In the wake of the annual military reshuffle, the dominant faction in the Royal Thai Navy is facing a juncture due to two recent corruption scandals.
Constitutional rot can eventually lead to a full-blown crisis where no one obeys the highest laws of the land, descending into a perfect chaos.
Associations and the polyvocality of social media can bring to fore diverse meanings of being in the diaspora
The palace is working to fill leading army positions with its own faction—the Red Rim Group.