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".
Scholars and activists discuss the region's persistent struggles with democracy at a recent ANU conference.
Kanokrat Lertchoosakul on Pheu Thai's drop in seats, Future Forward's electoral breakthrough and the Democrat decline
At the heart of the controversies over Thailand's 2019 election sits the Election Commission.
The redshirt movement endures at the ballot box.
What’s the role of a Constitutional Court in a military dictatorship? On the dissolution of Thai Raksa Chart
In Thailand, the function of the constitution is not to limit the power of the king, but to reflect the king’s will.
เลือกตั้ง 62: ชนชั้นนำแตกเป็นเสี่ยงและประชานิยมทางการเมือง
ANU conference examines how and why illiberalism remains inherent to political order in mainland Southeast Asia, and what might be done about it.