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Junta Nanny State Trades Freedom For Unthinking Population

Police monitoring soc­ial media for booze p­ictures is just anot­her step toward Thailand becoming a military nanny state.

Renewed Anti-Junta Protests Mark a Sign of Hope

The latest wave of anti-junta protests may have come too late for some as nearly four years have passed since the 2014 coup.

Interpreting Prayuth’s Cardboard Doppelganger

People naturally interpreted differently what they saw in Prayuth's antics Monday at the Government House depending on their worldviews and biases.

The Limits of Chinese Soft Power

By Joseph S. Nye

Deep South Conflict Perpetuated by Willful Ignorance

BANGKOK — A group often overlooked when considering the Deep South’s ongoing separatist conflict is the kingdom’s majority Thai Buddhists.

Sometimes, I Wish Thailand Could Be Simpler …

Sometimes, I wish that understanding and describing a society like Thailand could be simpler, without complexity, tension and contradictions. Like a coin with just one side.
Emergency responders examine a van wrecked in a collision in June 2017 in Sa Kaeo province that killed five.

Thai Roadkill: No More Half Measures

Statistics be damned. Every New Year and Songkran were the last holiday for 300 to 400 people who die on the roads.

Editorial: Independent Test of Koh Tao Suspects' DNA Needed

Due to Thai police's unprofessionalism and history of forced confessions, an impartial review of the Koh Tao murder case is needed to ensure justice.

Thailand: The Soap Opera

Ubiquitously absent from televisions during the one-month period of compulsory mourning for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej are prime-time soap operas.

An Open Letter to Ultra-Royalists

By Pravit Rojanaphruk
Senior Staff Writer

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