Nicholas Farrelly

Nicholas Farrelly

Dr Nicholas Farrelly is a research fellow in the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University and co-founded New Mandala, a leading forum in Southeast Asian Studies.

What is King Bhumibol’s legacy?

The death of the world’s longest-reigning monarch, King Bhumbibol Adulyadej, on 13 October may loose forces that will energise a new round of political turmoil in Thailand The 70-year reign of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej started and ended inauspiciously. It was a family tragedy that unexpectedly brought Bhumibol to the throne. He went on to …

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Understanding Thailand

The serious study of Thailand remains a marginal concern in Australia, writes NICHOLAS FARRELLY. On 22 May 2014, Thai society was shunted by yet another military coup. The country’s political order is now being reshaped by an ambitious cohort of army leaders seeking to finally stamp out the influence of deposed former prime minister Thaksin …

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