Thailand

ANU illiberalism conference attracts Southeast Asian academics to return to Canberra

Top ANU graduates return to campus to discuss the state of liberal democracy in Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar at the ‘Entrenched illiberalism in mainland Southeast Asia’ conference held 8 - 9 April

A professor detained for his thoughts

Yukti Mukdawijitra talks about her conversation with a university professor who was arrested in Thailand as part of a sweep of six individuals accused of committing lèse majesté by posting to Facebook. (Translated by Tyrell Haberkorn)

Thailand’s constitutional dispossession

Tyrell Haberkorn talks about how Thailand’s 20th constitution may fail to protect citizens from the rulers’ excesses and at worst may facilitate the dispossession of their rights.

What is King Bhumibol’s legacy?

New Mandala co-founder Nicholas Farrelly reflects on a remarkable and contentious reign.

Thai Politics: Between democracy and its discontents

After two coups, a decade of political strife and this week’s referendum vote in favour of further military involvement in government, Thai politics deserves serious analysis, grounded in facts and marked by rich cultural interpretation

Keeping friends close, Thailand closer

It says something profound about the region that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s first international trips as state counsellor and foreign minister have required photo ops with Southeast Asian dictators.

Islamic nationalism: The armed resistance of Malay Muslims in Southern Thailand

My study investigates the contemporary separatist movements’ ideological transformations in southern Thailand since the 1980s.

Towards an accounting of late cold war human rights violations in Thailand

The 6 October 1976 massacre and coup not only ended the nearly three years of prior open politics, but was also the beginning of an extended period of arbitr

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