The power of the military over civilians remains: Five glaring issues and the change of ISOC’s role in the aftermath of NCPO’s dissolution

The 19 September 2006 coup was a turning point for the expansion of powers of the armed forces over the democratically elected civilian government since the end of Cold War, in light of the reorganization of the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC). The coup makers’ legislative branch passed a statutory law to restructure ISOC, giving […]



Public statement on the fifth anniversary of the seizure of power by the NCPO The lingering remnants of the coup

On 16 July 2019, the new cabinet after the first general election under the 2017 Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand was sworn and triggered the cessation of powers and duties of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) which ruled the country since 22 May 2014.  Nonetheless, throughout the past five years, the […]