International Affairs

Kevin Downey

Associate Professor Dr.Chanintira na Thalang
Address: Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University, Tha Prachan, Bangkok 10200
Telephone: 02-613-2301

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PhD. in Politics, University of Bristol, Thesis Title: ‘State, Society and Social Control in Indonesia: A comparative study in the cases of East Timor and Aceh’
MSc. in Development, Administration and Planning, University of Bristol
B.A. (2nd Hons), Chulalongkorn University

Ethnic conflicts
Southeast Asia
Security in Asia
International relations
Global IR

PO 330 Politics and Government of Southeast Asia
PO 371 Southeast Asian Affairs
PO 427 Seminar on Ethnicity and Political Problems in Southeast Asia
IR 601 Scope and Research Methods in International Relations

Co-authored with Kamarulnizam Abdullah and Cheng-Chwee Kuik. Security Challenges and State Resilience in
     Southeast Asia (in progress).
Chanintira na Thalang. 2022. Kwam Kadyaeng Pai Nai Karn Pai Tai Kroang Sang Rawang Prathet: Koranee Jak
     Asia Tawan Ok Chiang Tai [Internal Conflict Under International Structures: Cases from Southeast Asia. Bangkok:
     Thammasat University Press.
Chanintira na Thalang and Charupol Ruangsuwan. 2022. Kwam Kadyaeng Karn Jaeraja Lae Karn Pang San Pan
     Amnart: Koranee Suksa Changwat Chaidan Pak Tai Kong Prathet Thai Lae Bot Rien Jak Bang Prathet [Conflict,
     Negotiations and Autonomy: Cases of Southern Border Provinces of Thailand and Beyond]. Bangkok:
     Thammasat University Press.
Chanintira na Thalang and Pinn Siraprapasiri. 2016. Kwam Samret Lae Kwam Ta Tai Kong ASEAN:
     Jak Samakom Su Prachakom [ASEAN’s Sucesses and Challenges: From Association to Community Building].
     Bangkok: Thammasat University Press.
Chanintira na Thalang. 2015. Ogart Lae Kwan Ta Tai Nai Karn Jaeraja Pheu Santipharb Nai Aceh: Bot Rien Samrab
     Jangwat Chai Dan Kong Prathet Thai [Opportunities and Challenges in Aceh’s Peace Process:
     Lesson learned for the Thailand’s Southern Border Provinces]. Bangkok: Thammasat University Press.

Chanintira na Thalang. 2019. “The State of International Relations (IR) as a Discipline in Southeast Asian Studies in        Thailand. In International Relations as a Discipline in Thailand: theory and sub-fields, edited by Chanintira na            Thalang,Soravis Jayanama and Jittipat Poonkham, 173-193, London and New York: Routledge.
Chanintira na Thalang. 2019. “Why are conceptual and theoretical discussions more common in Thai politics than in        IR in Thailand? Comparing and reflecting on the state and status of politics and IR in Thailand.” In International          Relations as a Discipline in Thailand: theory and sub-fields, edited by Chanintira na Thalang, Soravis Jayanama        and Jittipat Poonkham, 230-239, London and New York: Routledge.
Chanintira na Thalang and Pinn Siraprapasiri. 2016. “ASEAN’s (Non-) Role in Settling Ethnic Conflicts in Southeast        Asia: Obstacles to Institutionalisation.” In Institutionalizing East Asia Mapping and Reconfiguring Regional                  Cooperation, edited by Alice D. Ba, Cheng-Chwee Kuik and Sueo Sudo, 131-155, Oxford and New York:                  Routledge.

Chanintira na Thalang. ‘Resolving the Conflict in Thailand’s Southern Border Provinces: Contentions between
     Upholding State Authority and Human Rights within the ASEAN Context,’
     Journal of International Peacekeeping 26 (2-3): 148-167.
Duncan McCargo and Chanintira na Thalang. 2023 (forthcoming). ‘The Patani Malay Dilemma:
     The 2023 Electoral Landscape in Thailand’s Deep South,’ Critical Asian Studies.
Chanintira na Thalang. 2023. ‘Unpacking Thailand's conceptions of and position within the liberal international order,’
     International Affairs 99 (4): 1519–1536.
Chanintira na Thalang. 2022. ‘Advancing Global IR from Thailand: making the most of geographical location,
     the dominance of mainstream IR theories and policy-oriented research,’
     Contemporary Southeast Asia 44 (2): 250-273. DOI: 10.1355/cs44-2e.
Chanintira na Thalang. 2022. ‘The Conclusion: The State of IR in Southeast Asia-Heavily Western but Still Evolving.’
     Contemporary Southeast Asia 44 (2): 315-335.DOI: 10.1355/cs44-2h
Yong-Soo Eun, Amitav Acharya and Chanintira na Thalang. 2021. ‘Unpacking the dynamics of weak states’ agency.’
     The Pacific Review.
Chanintira na Thalang. 2021. ‘Making sense of Thailand’s agency in changing global and regional environments.’ The
     Pacific Review.
Chanintira na Thalang and Chontida Auikool. 2019. ‘Opportunities for inter-ethno-religious engagement in Thailand’s
     southern border provinces.’ Asian Ethnicity 20 (3): 348-363.
Chanintira na Thalang and Chontida Auikool. 2018. ‘The Immobility Paradox in Thailand’s Southern Border
     Provinces.’ Southeast Asia Research 26 (4): 315–329.
Chanintira na Thalang and Pinn Siraprapasiri. 2017 ‘The Politics of Peace Negotiations: Comparing Aceh and
     Thailand’s Southern Border Provinces.’ Asian Survey 57 (4): 690-715.
Chanintira na Thalang. 2017. ‘“An Honest Broker?” Malaysia’s Role in Two Southeast Asian Insurgencies.’ Australian
     Journal of International Affairs 71 (4): 389-404.
Pinn Siraprapasiri and Chanintira na Thalang. 2016. “Towards the ASEAN Community: Assessing the Knowledge,          Attitudes, and Aspirations of Thai University Students.” Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs 35 (2): 113–14.
Yuki Fukuoka and Chanintira na Thalang. 2014. “The Legislative and Presidential Elections in Indonesia in                    2014.” Electoral Studies 36: 230-235.
Chanintira na Thalang. 2012. “Parliamentary elections in Thailand, July 2011.” Electoral Studies 31 (3): 633-636.
Chanintira na Thalang. 2009. “The Fluidity of Nationalistic and Ethnic Aspirations in Aceh.” Nations and Nationalism        15 (2): 319-339.
Chanintira na Thalang. 2005. “The Presidential Elections in Indonesia, July and September 2004.” Electoral Studies        24 (4): 755-761.
Chanintira na Thalang. 2005. “The Legislative Elections in Indonesia, April 2004.” Electoral Studies 24 (2): 326-332.

Chanintira na Thalang and Attakrit Patchimnan. ‘Rethinking ACMECS amidst Changing Regionalism in Southeast Asia,’ Heinrich Boll Stiftung, 27 May 2023,

Chanintira na Thalang. ‘Realising an ASEAN Identity through Tertiary Education.’ Rethinking ASEAN, ASEAN Focus, March 2021,
Chanintira na Thalang. ‘Brokering Peace in Southeast Asia’s Conflict Areas: Debating the Merits of an ASEAN Peacekeeping Force,’ Heinrich Boll Stiftung, 17 August 2017,

Editorial Board Member, Asian Security (June 2021- present)
Associate Editor, Thammasat Review Journal (March 2018-present)
Editorial Board Member, Routledge ‘IR Theory and Practice in Asia’ (November 2018-present)