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    Hopes rest on new president to reinvigorate govt

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 31/03/2018

    » President Win Myint has been sworn in as Myanmar's new president, raising hopes that with him at the helm government administration will be strengthened and revitalised.

  • OPINION

    Even if 'Boss' were arrested, what happens next?

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 03/04/2017

    » When I was reading law at Chulalongkorn University about four decades ago, there was an old saying among jurists that went along the lines of, "When gunshots ring out, all the jurists just sit down and keep their mouths shut."

  • OPINION

    Turkey is swiftly heading towards a regime of terror

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 12/11/2016

    » 'In Turkey, we are progressively putting behind bars all people who take the liberty of voicing even the slightest criticism of the government," wrote author Orhan Pamuk, Turkey's first Nobel Prize winner. "Freedom of thought no longer exists. We are distancing ourselves at high speed from a state of law and heading towards a regime of terror" that is driven by "the most ferocious hatred".

  • OPINION

    Public apathy feeds high-level graft

    News, Published on 15/06/2015

    » Ours is a world of impunity. Allegations of corruption swarmed around Fifa for decades, culminating in mass indictments of Fifa officials last week. Yet Fifa president Sepp Blatter was re-elected four times, including after the indictments were filed. Yes, Mr Blatter has finally resigned, but only after he and dozens of federation members once again showed their scorn for honesty and the law.

  • OPINION

    The road to 'true democracy'

    Published on 28/03/2015

    » Lt Gen Navin Damrigan, a constitution writer, shares his view on the Thailand the Constitution Drafting Committee has in mind once the new charter takes effect, and how the new highest law can bring about such transformation.

  • OPINION

    Huawei shows the lopsided nature of US-China ties

    News, Published on 11/03/2019

    » On March 7, Huawei Technologies Co held a press conference to announce it's suing the US government, arguing that a law passed last year barring the Chinese company's equipment from certain networks is unconstitutional.

  • OPINION

    China's plans to reshape the world

    News, Peter Apps, Published on 10/08/2018

    » Ten years ago on Wednesday, the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics showcased a fast-growing, economically powerful China with unmistakable ambitions to be a major global player. Just a few days ago, the Chinese authorities demolished the studio of artist Ai Weiwei, designer of the Games' iconic "bird's nest" stadium and now an exiled dissident in Germany.

  • OPINION

    Putin's nuclear-tipped hybrid war

    News, Peter Apps, Published on 05/03/2018

    » This month marks the fourth anniversary of Russia's March 2014 annexation of Crimea, an event that shocked the world and shook European faith in the post-Cold War security order. In retrospect, it has become clear that, for Russian President Vladimir Putin, annexing the peninsula was not so much an end goal as a declaration of future intent, an early escalation in a broader and more ambitious effort that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko recently termed, with little obvious exaggeration, Russia's "World Hybrid War" on Western democracy itself.

  • OPINION

    About politics

    News, Published on 09/12/2017

    » Sceptics see 'arms cache' as another ruse to delay the election v Thaksin's son claims clan are done with politics but uncle still galvanising the Pheu Thai Party v Pundits believe fraternal bonds played a key role in saving interior minister's neck  

  • OPINION

    Trump's anti-nuclear playbook looks like Obama's

    News, Noah Feldman, Published on 10/08/2017

    » Imposing United Nations sanctions on North Korea is the first major foreign policy success of the Donald Trump administration. The effort has a chance of working -- provided Mr Trump keeps following a model borrowed from president Barack Obama's dealings with Iran. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And the only way to pressure a nuclear or near-nuclear power to the table is with economic sanctions that weaken the regime without threatening its existence.

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