Craig Keating is a former analyst, ex-diplomat, and long-time Thailand watcher.
Thailand’s monarchy: Heirs and spares
A surprise visit to Thailand by two of King Vajiralongkorn’s sons after an absence of 27 years shows dynastical survival trumps personal animosity.
Thailand seeking to profit from a global food crisis
The war in Ukraine has highlighted weaknesses in Thailand’s policymaking and prompted cartel behaviour … again.
Increasingly illiberal Thailand
By stifling free expression, authorities are shutting off any prospect of change that is broadly acceptable to all.
Thailand’s military and human rights
A history of violence against troops and civilians is finally being recognised, and justice is creeping in.
Thai lives matter, too
Alleged police brutality captured in a widely shared video puts a spotlight on abuses and demands for reform.
Thailand: Military, monarchy and the masses
To understand today’s protests, look to the decades past and the country’s incomplete transition to democracy.
Thailand: Another dissenter disappears
A fresh abduction case raises serious questions, not for the first time, about the reach of Thai authorities.
Thailand: Killings of insurgents ends southern separatist ceasefire
The focus is the Thai state. Foreigners and foreign interest are not targets in this fight.