How do the religious worldviews of senior officials shape the strategic thinking of Thailand’s up-and-coming leaders? Professor John Blaxland combs the data from a years-long project on religion and Thai politics for insights.
ASEAN member states have different perspectives on the significance of the grouping. As one of the founder member states, the second largest economy and a leading state within ASEAN, Thailand’s view is important.
It has been one year since Thailand's last debacle on migrant worker policy. Yet, Thailand finds itself once again at the crossroads where domestic constituents are debating whether to advance the protection of migrant workers in the fishery secto
At the centre of the vital Asia–Pacific region, Thailand is important. But, despite its large population and powerful military forces performing significant roles in state and society, Thailand has little military power.
Thailand’s most recent move on migrant worker policy (the Royal Ordinance on Foreign Workers Management) has been a debacle. While not a complete failure, a shift in policymaking is needed, writes Ruji Auethavornpipat.
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)