Royal family

A censored thesis then a defamation lawsuit: academic freedom in Thailand

Dr Nattapoll's case is part of a broader pattern of SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) cases.

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.