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Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun salutes as he leaves the monument of King Rama I after signing a new constitution in Bangkok, Thailand April 6, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/Files

Thailand’s constitutional dispossession

7 June 2017

On 6 April 2017, Thailand’s 20th constitution came into force, replacing a temporary constitution that was handed down in the wake of the country’s most recent coup almost three years earlier. The...

Rodrigo Duterte and Joko Widodo at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia

Indonesia's Joko Widodo jets in as new bond forged

5 November 2016

Last month The Economist Intelligence Unit observed Jokowi’s growing confidence in his role, and success in building parliamentary support, means he now has the numbers to pass desired reforms. On...

What’s wrong with the United States’ Southeast Asian allies?

18 October 2016

The Philippines and Thailand are not acting like US treaty allies are supposed to. While the Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte seems somewhat of an outlier, his anti-Americanism is only the...

The Australian who 'saved the world'

16 October 2016

Des Ball, who persuaded the White House and the Pentagon that a nuclear war was unwinnable, had a lasting influence on Asian affairs Australian academic and military strategist Des Ball –...

The Passing of the King

15 October 2016

Dr Greg Raymond discusses the potential political, strategic and economic consequences of the death of Thailand’s King, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Was the King more than a mere...

Passing of HM King Bhumiphol Adulyadej

14 October 2016

John Blaxland on ABC News 24 discussing the passing of HM King Bhumiphol Adulyade.

China mourns Thai king's passing

14 October 2016

Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella, who read President Duterte’s statement, said the late King Bhumibol was “not only the world’s longest reigning monarch but also the guiding hand...

What is King Bhumibol’s legacy?

14 October 2016

New Mandala co-founder Nicholas Farrelly reflects on a remarkable and contentious reign. The 70-year reign of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej started and ended inauspiciously. It was a family...

Thailand mourns death of King Bhumibol Adulyade aged 88

14 October 2016

The King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyade has died overnight raising questions about how the south east Asian nation will react to the loss of its long serving monarch. King Bhumibol Adulyadej was aged...

Thai Politics: Between democracy and its discontents

9 August 2016

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...

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