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  • Some time ago the Thai government announced its intention to despatch a public relations team “aimed at informing people in other countries of the political situation in Thailand after the […]

    ANU to host Thai junta PR machine

    Some time ago the Thai government announced its intention to despatch a public relations team “aimed at informing people in other countries of the political situation in Thailand after the […]

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  • The very detailed website of the Naga International Support Center has recently come to my attention.  It is based in The Netherlands.  According to its introduction it “has been set up to focus […]

    Nagalim online

    The very detailed website of the Naga International Support Center has recently come to my attention.  It is based in The Netherlands.  According to its introduction it “has been set up to focus […]

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  • This post is part of New Mandala’s month-long feature on Thailand’s 2007 constitution referendum.   In my previous post, I briefly reported on a provincial representative of the Constitution Drafting Assembly […]

    Some noise in Chachoengsao

    This post is part of New Mandala’s month-long feature on Thailand’s 2007 constitution referendum.   In my previous post, I briefly reported on a provincial representative of the Constitution Drafting Assembly […]

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  •   The Thai queen has marked her birthday by returning to one of her popular themes – the magical relationship between forest cover and water supplies. Today’s online edition of […]

    Royal hydrology

      The Thai queen has marked her birthday by returning to one of her popular themes – the magical relationship between forest cover and water supplies. Today’s online edition of […]

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  • Just briefly, Focus on the Global South have published an article by Chanida Chanyapate and Alec Bamford that discusses “The Rise and Fall of the Sufficiency Economy” (picked up via […]

    The smirk of capitalism

    Just briefly, Focus on the Global South have published an article by Chanida Chanyapate and Alec Bamford that discusses “The Rise and Fall of the Sufficiency Economy” (picked up via […]

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  • This post is part of New Mandala’s month-long feature on Thailand’s 2007 constitution referendum.  More commentary and analysis from Red and White Stripes is available from his website.  Constitutions are a bohemian subject […]

    Debating constitutional merit

    This post is part of New Mandala’s month-long feature on Thailand’s 2007 constitution referendum.  More commentary and analysis from Red and White Stripes is available from his website.  Constitutions are a bohemian subject […]

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  • The National Thai Studies Centre is hosting another seminar on Thailand:  Untying the Gordian Knot? The Difficulties in Solving Southern Violence Dr Chaiwat Satha-Anand Venue: Sparke Helmore Law Theatre 1 Date: […]

    ANU Seminar on southern Thailand

    The National Thai Studies Centre is hosting another seminar on Thailand:  Untying the Gordian Knot? The Difficulties in Solving Southern Violence Dr Chaiwat Satha-Anand Venue: Sparke Helmore Law Theatre 1 Date: […]

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  • There is clearly considerable concern within Thailand’s junta about the possibility of a healthy “no” vote in the upcoming referendum. Not content with legal harassment of “no” vote campaigners (including […]

    Here comes the vote buying bogeyman

    There is clearly considerable concern within Thailand’s junta about the possibility of a healthy “no” vote in the upcoming referendum. Not content with legal harassment of “no” vote campaigners (including […]

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  • For those of you interested in the Thai love affair with the Lue of Sipsongpanna, here is another addition to the T(h)ai studies bookshelf. Yuan thi yungthong (Visit peacock-land): Sipsongpanna by […]

    The loveable Lue

    For those of you interested in the Thai love affair with the Lue of Sipsongpanna, here is another addition to the T(h)ai studies bookshelf. Yuan thi yungthong (Visit peacock-land): Sipsongpanna by […]

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  • A list of panels and abstracts for the 2008 International Conference on Thai Studies is now available from the organisers’ website.  30 panels have been accepted including panels on the monarchy (panels […]

    Thai Studies conference program

    A list of panels and abstracts for the 2008 International Conference on Thai Studies is now available from the organisers’ website.  30 panels have been accepted including panels on the monarchy (panels […]

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