The redshirt movement endures at the ballot box.
Thai Civilized: what a minor party tells us about authoritarianism in Thailand
about 5 days ago
จงสังเกตความโหยหาอำนาจนิยมในสังคมไทย: มงคลกิตติ์เป็น ส.ส. สะท้อนอะไร
Live and die with dignity: a publisher vs. a kingdom
about 2 weeks ago
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".
Future Forward: Thanathorn on local elections, welfare and party longevity (Thailand Unsettled #7)
about 4 weeks ago
The episode Thailand’s 2019 election swept in the pro-democracy Future Forward Party into parliament, whose vocal anti-junta platform won it 80 seats after only a year in existence and a few months of campaigning. Here, party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit offers a glimpse into the future of Future Forward, laying out his intentions to revolutionise local elections...
VIDEO: Entrenched Illiberalism in Mainland Southeast Asia
about 1 month ago
Scholars and activists discuss the region's persistent struggles with democracy at a recent ANU conference.
From coups to crises: where next for Thailand?
about 1 month ago
After a coup, a new constitution and a controversial election, Thailand’s political future remains as uncertain as ever. Join leading Thai political scientist Professor Thitinan Pongsudhirak, The Australian National University (ANU) Thai consitutional law expert Sarah Bishop and Director of Lowy Institute’s Southeast Asia Project Ben Bland for a discussion on what happens next in...
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Online, it was the least active party which proved the most popular during the 2019 Thai election, meaning supporters mobilised with little direction from above.
History and electoral reality suggest that the 2019 elections will deliver another “wasted coup”.
General Prayuth may lead a government after elections this month, but his authority within the armed forces has long been waning.
How will the 2019 elections bear upon violent conflict in the Deep South?
On the prospects for a durable authoritarian politics after the 'Bhumibol Consensus'.
Understanding Thailand's elections may require looking beyond national politics.
The editor of "The Nation" talks to New Mandala.
Paul Chambers on King Vajiralongkorn's expanding control over state forces
เลือกตั้ง 62: ชนชั้นนำแตกเป็นเสี่ยงและประชานิยมทางการเมือง
Thanathorn has made clear that the Future Forward Party has no intentions of being a Pheu Thai shadow.
In the first episode of Thailand Unsettled, Puangthong Pawakapan tackles the theme of "the military", narrowing in on the Internal Security Operations Command
JUSTICE AND RESISTANCE
The Court of Justice plays no less significant a role in sustaining the military regime, yet has generally kept a much lower profile than the controversial Constitutional Court.
Red-shirt leader Jatuporn Prompan and former yellow-shirt leader Suriyasai Katasila agree—pessimistically—that Thailand's coming elections are merely one stage in a cycle of political instability.
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.
The Constitutional Court's decision on Thai Raksa Chart is likely to be swift but unlikely to be impartial.
Prayut has told media that the peace dialogue is “not about negotiation”.
How did royalist, nationalist and anti-democratic forces overwhelm the originally heterogenous yellow-shirt movement?
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A proposal to build oil drilling rigs 100 metres from an archaeological site near Si Thep Historical Park jeopardises what may be Thailand's oldest and biggest ancient city.