Royal family

Thailand’s network monarchy revisited

Monarchy network data revealed through Yoshinori Nishizaki’s research explains one of the pivotal moments in modern Thai history, writes Craig Reynolds.

Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn: turning back time

The king is reviving the life of his absolutist forebears while trying to bring the military under control.

Kingdom of fear (and favour)

Pavin Chachavalpongpun: Vajiralongkorn has been ruthless in consolidating his position within Thailand's ruling elite.

Not so Happy Birthdays

With two significant royal celebrations in mid-2012, Prince Vajiralongkorn’s 60th birthday was also a reminder of the fact the he too is no longer a young man.

Thaksin and the palace

Thaksin has a track record of indestructibility. It makes sense that in the difficult years to come the palace will want him on their side.