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    Can Europe manage to save the Iran nuclear deal?

    News, Published on 14/03/2018

    » In his recent meeting with Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu again urged the United States to fix the Iran nuclear deal -- or else abandon it. The US president has always seemed eager to scrap the Iran deal, calling it "the worst deal ever". Soon we will know if he'll get his wish.


    Poor need homes, not monuments

    News, Mihir Sharma, Published on 14/03/2018

    » Here in the City of London, you can step out of Bank underground station and walk a few hundred metres in any direction to see what Pritzker Prize-winning architects can do when they push themselves. At Bank intersection itself, breaking up the heavy imperial-era neoclassicism of Soane, Baker and Lutyens is James Stirling's Number One Poultry, whose postmodern curves softly echo the other buildings' grandiose lines. Stirling won the Pritzker, "architecture's Nobel Prize", in 1981; Number One Poultry, still controversial, is nevertheless now the youngest building to be officially protected, or "listed", by the British government.


    Smashing on deaf ears

    News, Editorial, Published on 14/03/2018

    » Manit Intharapim probably shouldn't have hit and cracked the glass door to the elevator entrance at Asok BTS station. But if he had not "lost it" in frustration on Monday, would the wheelchair-bound activist have got the attention of the media, City Hall and the BTS operators?


    Power plant investments at the crossroads

    News, Adis Israngkura na Ayudya, Published on 14/03/2018

    » The Thepha coal-fired power plant conflict in Songkhla province of the South shows the public decision-making process in Thailand is in a serious coma.


    The political economy of a regime

    News, Suranand Vejjajiva, Published on 14/03/2018

    » The bottom-line performance of any government is measured by its success in managing the economy and putting money into its citizens' wallets. In Thailand, as long as the current ruling regime can deliver on the economic front, it can remain authoritarian and generally safe from mass uprisings against it.


    After dissing disabled, Skytrain must lift its game

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 14/03/2018

    » Enough is enough, wheelchair-bound Manit Intharapim must have told himself before smashing the glass elevator door of a BTS lift at Asok station.

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