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.
Will the current push for amendments lead to a fairer and more participatory constitution?
Behind the student protests for reforms to the monarchy that are shaking the century-old foundations of Thailand's political system.
Modern techniques to block online criticism of Thailand's monarchy are paired with the familiar stirring of royalist-nationalist sentiment.
During the pandemic, “immodest” or ungrateful receiving by the poor has been strongly denounced both by the state and middle-class donors.
The king is reviving the life of his absolutist forebears while trying to bring the military under control.
Karen-led initiatives such as "Rice for Fish" are challenging Bangkok-centric stereotypes that ethnic minorities are lazy, backwards and in need of the state's intervention.
Thai laws oblige ISPs to relinquish identifying data to authorities during criminal investigations.
The algorithms of food delivery apps incentivise riders to work harder, longer and faster—sometimes at the expense of their safety and rights.
The collection of facial recognition data to identify separatist insurgents in the deep south will only feed distrust towards the Thai state.
The Facebook group "Royalists Marketplace", a platform for discussion on all things monarchy, is a microcosm of burgeoning criticism against Thailand's new king.
Peera Songkünnatham on the military's troubled response to COVID-19, and the King's absence
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."