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    Humble heroes

    Life, Noko, Published on 05/11/2021

    » Making timepieces for superheroes wasn't on the mind of the Baumgartner brothers and Martin Frei when they founded Urwerk in 1997 and disrupted the watch industry.

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    Thailand: In the eye of the coming storm

    News, Published on 26/01/2021

    » Last week, in his 229-word congratulatory message to US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha minced no words in stating that as the US' first and oldest treaty partner in Asia, Thailand is very proud of its strategic ties with the United States, which have benefited both countries and their peoples as well as contributed to security, stability and prosperity in the region.

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    Trump to invite Prayut for second visit

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 14/12/2019

    » US President Donald Trump is getting ready to invite Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to the White House again early next year, a US source who asked not to be named said.

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    China competes with US for weapons sales to Thailand

    Bloomberg News, Published on 03/12/2019

    » SINGAPORE: When signing a vision statement with the US last month, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha quietly sat as Pentagon chief Mark Esper touted the commitment of an old ally at a time of “external coercion and intimidation” in Asia -- a clear reference to China.

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    Thai-US relations in the Indo-Pacific era

    News, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 16/07/2019

    » When US State Secretary Michael Pompeo stops in Bangkok for a three-day visit at the end of this month, he will find good old ally Thailand is ready to tango. Their relations will no longer be, as in the past, based on reaction and counter-reaction to the cycle of coups. In the past five years, Thailand has survived Western-led sanctions. Now with a civilian government in place, the Kingdom's economic and political dynamism will no longer be curtailed by what was perceived as democratic backsliding and increased authoritarianism.

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    Headwinds ahead

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 29/04/2019

    » Amid unfavourable external economic conditions and political uncertainties at home, the outlook is dimming for Thailand and other Asian countries facing an export slowdown linked to weak trade and demand growth globally.

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    Post-poll policy: Dynamic continuity

    News, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 26/03/2019

    » Speculation is rife about imminent changes in Thailand's diplomatic direction after five years of military-ruled guidance. Political pundits and campaigners ahead of the polls last week also sent out strong signals that they expect a new cabinet in Government House with new policies. One of the casualties would be Thai-Chinese ties, which have progressed and strengthened without waveringly over the past five years. However, the outcome of Sunday's election indicates that whichever parties form the next civilian government, there will be little effect on the country's foreign relations or the current Asean chair. Indeed, Thailand's foreign policy will become more dynamic with continuity.

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    Fantastic folk montages

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 26/09/2018

    » For over a decade, New York-based interdisciplinary artist Bruce Gundersen has been fascinated by Southeast Asian mythical folk tales. Stories like Pla Boo Thong (The Golden Goby Fish) and Champa Thong have long been passed down from generation to generation through text, song, dance, visual arts, and even in TV series and movies.

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    South Korea is wooing Asean and India

    News, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 17/07/2018

    » For the first time since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War, South Korea, under the helm of President Moon Jae-in, has effectively been embedded in the regional scheme of things --political/security, economic and social/cultural. The country's previous four presidents -- Kim Dae-jung, Roh Moo-hyun, Lee Myung-bak and Park Geun-hye -- tried to do the same but sadly they repeatedly failed. Every time these leaders wanted to focus on Southeast Asia and South Asia, something happened in the Northeast, the Korean Peninsula in particular, that immediately distracted them. They became mesmerised and forgot the region. There was no consistency whatsoever.

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    Ring Video Doorbell 2

    Life, AKIN, Published on 28/03/2018

    » The Ring Video Doorbell 2 lets you see a wide angle mugshot on your smartphone or tablet of whoever turns up at your door. It features both hardwiring and battery power, night vision and motion detection (so you can use it as a security camera too). The Doorbell 2 has a rechargeable battery, which means there's no need to wire it into the mains or a low voltage circuit.

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