Tag Archives: Military

Thailand’s Soldier King

JCA editor-in-chief Kevin Hewison has reviewed A Soldier King. Monarchy and Military in the Thailand of Rama X, by Supalak Ganjanakhundee, published by the ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute. Hewison likes the book, saying “Supalak has delivered a significant study that … Continue reading

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The Thai Military’s Internal Security Mission

Infiltrating Society. The Thai Military’s Internal Security Affairs is authored by Puangthong Pawakapan, and published  by the ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute. It is reviewed for JCA by Kevin Hewison. It was widely held that the anti-military uprising in 1992 “marked the … Continue reading

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Issue 1 for 2022 published

After quite a delay, Volume 52, No. 1 is out and is available electronically at the publisher’s site. This issue includes the JCA Prize announcement, six research articles, a commentary and three book reviews. The contents are: The Journal of … Continue reading

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Issue 2 for 2021 published

Issue number 2 of Volume 51 of the journal has gone to print and is available electronically at the publisher’s site. This issue has a Feature Section on the Political Economy of Southeast Asia, a tribute to Bruce McFarlane and … Continue reading

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Violence and the Origins of the New Order

In a new Review Article for JCA, Olle Törnquist of the Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, Norway reviews and discusses three recent books on the Indonesian counter-revolution and killings of the mid-1960s. The abstract for this detailed analysis, … Continue reading

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Indonesia: Two Decades of Addressing Past Human Rights Violations

A first article for a special issue on Indonesia post-reformasi has just been published. “Shifting from International to ‘Indonesian’ Justice Measures: Two Decades of Addressing Past Human Rights ViolationsShifting from International to ‘Indonesian’ Justice Measures: Two Decades of Addressing Past … Continue reading

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Military Business

In a new review for the journal, editor Kevin Hewison looks at a new NIAS Press collection, Khaki Capital. The Political Economy of the Military in Southeast Asia. Editors Paul Chambers and Napisa Waitoolkiat are also JCA authors, writing on … Continue reading

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The military’s prerogative

Defect or Defend: Military Responses to Popular Protests in Authoritarian Asia is a book published in 2015 and authored by Terence Lee. It is reviewed at the JCA publisher’s website (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2016.1245355) by Hipolitus Yolisandry Ringgi Wangge. With the resurgence … Continue reading

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Growth vs stability under Thailand’s military regime

JCA author Veerayooth Kanchoochat has authored an opinion piece at The Conversation that readers might find of interest. While he considers the succession to a new reign in Thailand might be “smooth,” he’s less sanguine about the future of the … Continue reading

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Monarchised Military in Thailand

Another article for the special issue “Military, Monarchy and Repression: Assessing Thailand’s Authoritarian Turn” has been published. Paul Chambers of the Institute of Southeast Asian Affairs, Faculty of Law, Chiang Mai University and Napisa Waitoolkiat of the College of ASEAN … Continue reading

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