ทำไมระบอบประยุทธ์ไม่เข้มแข็ง: The "elected" military regime is not popular, nor can it guarantee the support of the armed forces
Thailand’s previously apolitical join the Run Against Dictatorship
about 2 weeks ago
Previously politically disengaged members of the population are joining organised political activity alongside older red shirt activist groups.
Defections to expulsions: Future Forward Party’s internal turmoil
about 1 month ago
"Very few MP candidates actually call themselves “true believers” in the Future Forward ideology."
Cascading royal-nationalism: Bangkok’s “Volunteer Spirit 904” bootcamps
about 1 month ago
Around 3,000 public servants have volunteered to attend intensive “boot camps” at a military base in Bangkok.
How Christianity consolidated royalist, Buddhist “Thainess”
about 2 months ago
What do the late King Bhumibol and former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra have in common? They're both alumni of Catholic private schools.
National security and “immunising” Thais to political conflict
about 2 months ago
On the discourse of "immunity" against partisanship and contestation in Thailand’s 2019–22 National Security Policy
2019 ELECTIONS #เลือกตั้ง62SEE ALL THAILAND POSTS
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.
The editor of "The Nation" talks to New Mandala.
Understanding Thailand's elections may require looking beyond national politics.
The redshirt movement endures at the ballot box.
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.
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In the first episode of Thailand Unsettled, Puangthong Pawakapan tackles the theme of "the military", narrowing in on the Internal Security Operations Command
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 annual military reshuffle shows a military leadership in transition.
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.
จงสังเกตความโหยหาอำนาจนิยมในสังคมไทย: มงคลกิตติ์เป็น ส.ส. สะท้อนอะไร
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Why did the perpetrators treat the bodies of the deceased so savagely—in public before thousands of eyes?
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.
ยุคของ “แดง ปะทะ เหลือง” ในประเทศไทยจบแล้วจริงหรือ?
Prayut has told media that the peace dialogue is “not about negotiation”.
Part two of Anon Chawalawan's compilation of the activist inventiveness that has survived the NCPO's four-year rule.
How did royalist, nationalist and anti-democratic forces overwhelm the originally heterogenous yellow-shirt movement?
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During the 1960–70s, Thai government agencies distributed vinyl records to raise awareness of elections. As historical documents, they offer insight into the country's turbulent political history.
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".
What bleak stories can be told about what Thailand will be like in a decade, when Thais have already lived under nearly five years of military rule? The film Ten Years Thailand grapples with that very question.
The young rappers who shot to national attention when they released Prathet Ku Mi honed their skills in a vibrant Thai indie rap scene that has been growing bigger in recent years—and growing more political, too.
The idea of finding the El Dorado of Asia is a continuing obsession.
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Thailand’s military government has passed an amendment to the Sangha Act that places the power to appoint and remove the twenty members of the Sangha Council, the highest governing body in the Thai Buddhist order, under the king’s power.
The reasons behind several recent demotions and arrests of high-ranking Bangkok monks are more politically conniving than simply an attempt to “purify" the sangha.