Thai Military Power: A Critical Juncture Approaching?

Thai Military Power: A Critical Juncture Approaching?

November 27, 2020
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In this post, Gregory V. Raymond writes about the latest development of the Thai’s monarchy role in politics, and the shifting relationship between the monarchy, the military, the people and the parliament in Thailand. Gregory is the author of “Thai Mi …

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Book launch & discussion of “Future Forward: The Rise and Fall of a Thai Political Party”

Book launch & discussion of “Future Forward: The Rise and Fall of a Thai Political Party”

November 19, 2020
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By NIAS Pres On Monday 16th, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand hosted a book launch and discussion of the book “Future Forward: the rise and fall of a Thai political party”, in collaboration with NYSEAN and NIAS. All five speakers at the eve …

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‘Gender and the Path to Awakening’

‘Gender and the Path to Awakening’

June 18, 2020
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By Emma Kiedyk  Martin Seeger is ‘a rare case among western scholars of Thai Buddhism and culture’, says Thai thinker and activisit Sulak Sivaraksa in Seeds of Peace (Vol 35, No.3)¹. The book ‘Gender and the Path to Awakening’, published by Silkworm an …

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Is Consumption in Bangkok Becoming More Sustainable?

Is Consumption in Bangkok Becoming More Sustainable?

June 8, 2020
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By Sophorntavy Vorng -Ever since my first trip to Bangkok as a PhD student to do my initial field research for A Meeting of Masks, I’ve been back many times. Shopping malls continue to be important social hubs, and consumption remains as popular an act …

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