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Thailand's National Reconciliation Reports: Taking Stock and Implementing Actionable Recommendations 
This report aims to index key areas of commonality between five reports on reconciliation released after the 2009/10 political conflict in Thailand. The release of each of these reports (from the Truth for Reconciliation Commission, King Prajadhipok’s Institute, National Human Rights Commission of Thailand, the People’s Information Centre and the Human Rights Watch) was met with accusations of bias, politicisation or ulterior motives over a small number of key issues, such as amnesty, the role of the “men in black” and the culpability of the military. As a result, very few of the recommendations for reconciliation from any of these reports have been implemented. The fact that the reports agreed on a number of issues was largely overlooked.

The actionable recommendations for reconciliation shared and uncontested by the major parties to the conflict are founded on five variables: The Role of the Media; Democratic Control of the Military; The Justice System, Lèse-Majesté and Constitutional Amendments; the Rights and Responsibilities of Protesters and Human Rights; and the Reconciliation Process. Implementing the shared recommendations found in the five reports could kick-start the reconciliation process and create new avenues for the parties to work together towards bridging the gap between their differences, mitigate against a repeat of the intense violence experienced during the 2010 political conflict.

The five reports share similar findings and actionable recommendations in key areas:
• Root causes such as economic inequality, a lack of trust in the democratic system, as well as the roles of the media and military have contributed to political conflict.
• Ensure freedom of the press and undertake substantial media reform.
• Prejudiced courts and uneven enforcement of the rule-of-law has led to widespread distrust in the judicial system.
• Additional training for police to improve their capacity for controlling demonstrations and draft new guidelines for security forces to follow during future domestic demonstrations.
• The reconciliation process should not be contested or politicised, should be undertaken slowly and cautiously, and should be carried out with the views of all stakeholders in mind. 
Ethnic Conflicts in Southeast Asia 
This volume examines different ethnic configurations and conflict avoidance and resolution in five different Southeast Asian countries. 
Democratization and Conflict Management/Prevention in Southeast Asia in the 21st Century 
Proceedings of international conference organized by the United Nations Organization (DPA and UNDP), the Institute of Security and International Studies (ISIS), Thailand 
Toward a Eurasian Security Community? The Case of ASEAN and EU 
Japan Response to the Asia Economic Crisis 
Thaksin’s Thailand : Populism and Polarisation 
This report was published by the Institute of Security and International Studies at Chulalongkorn University in co-operation with the National Thai Studies Centre of the Australian National University and brings together six papers on the former prime minister's governments. The papers include expositions on politics under Thaksin, the Thai economy and the elections in 2005, an alternative understanding of the conflict in south Thailand, and papers on foreign policy with special emphasis on the 2004 free trade agreement between Australia and Thailand. 
Democracy and Human Security in Southeast Asia 
The chapters in this book were produced as papers for a conference to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Institute of Security and International Studies (ISIS)-Thailand, held in Bangkok on 27 - 28 October 2006. The theme of the conference, "Democracy and Human Security in Southeast Asia," reflects the kinds of issues that have most concerned ISIS-Thailand for the past quarter century. 
Democracy under Stress: Civil-Military Relations in South and Southeast Asia 
These eight specialists, conference papers relate to work done at Institute of Security and International Studies, Chulalongkorn. They address issues of civil-military relations and the role of the military in government. The main focus is on the resurgence of authoritarianism since the mid-1970s as seen in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, and Thailand. Bibliographies and tables. 
The Quest for Human Security: The next Phase of ASEAN? 
Selected Papers Presented at the ASEAN 2020 Conference on ASEAN: Human Security in the Twenty-first Century, July 21-22, 2000, Bangkok, Thailand