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  • OPINION

    Thaksin needs to make the sacrifice

    Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 07/11/2013

    » Why should Thaksin Shinawatra make the sacrifice? It is because the amnesty that would whitewash his corruption convictions could very well lead to social upheaval. It could possibly lead to chaos and bloodshed. This is a road Thailand can ill afford to go down.

  • OPINION

    Why the shale oil and gas revolution won't end any time soon

    News, Published on 01/09/2014

    » Doubts about the sustainability of the North American oil and gas boom centre on rapidly declining output from many shale wells after they are initially drilled.

  • OPINION

    Free speech and the crossing of a line

    News, Published on 12/01/2015

    » Within 24 hours of the tragic killings last Thursday at the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo, scores of editorials and commentaries poured out from the media, mainstream as well as alternative, about the need to defend freedom of expression from threats of terrorism.

  • OPINION

    Debasing the US TIP report

    News, Editorial, Published on 14/07/2015

    » Alarming reports are coming from Washington about the highly anticipated Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report. It seems that US officials have been ordered to promote Malaysia from Tier 3, the bottom ranking where Thailand was controversially placed last year. The reports - not denied by US officials - say Malaysia's rise back to Tier 2 was for purely political reasons, because President Barack Obama needs Malaysia's support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations.

  • OPINION

    Russia, despite drawdown, shipping more supplies

    News, Published on 01/04/2016

    » When Vladimir Putin announced the withdrawal of most of Russia's military contingent from Syria there was an expectation that the Yauza, a Russian naval icebreaker and one of the mission's main supply vessels, would return home to its Arctic Ocean port.

  • OPINION

    Washington pulling back from the world

    News, Peter Apps, Published on 04/04/2016

    » For many in the US, the attacks on Brussels must have felt like more of the same. Once again, militants struck, the systems designed to stop them failed and all the blood and treasure of 15 years of "war on terror" appear more wasted than ever.

  • OPINION

    China must act peacefully despite tough talk

    News, Nopporn Wong-Anan, Published on 21/07/2016

    » In April, Chinese President Xi Jinping told foreign ministers from 26 countries at the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia in the Chinese capital that Beijing is committed in maintaining peace and stability in the region and pledged to work with Southeast Asia in turning the South China Sea into a "sea of peace, friendship and cooperation".

  • OPINION

    Why America should be optimistic about Trump

    News, Published on 21/11/2016

    » I'm a Donald Trump optimist. Like the many who don't support him, I am alarmed that he won. But I don't believe he will be as bad as the worst fears. It's a very modest definition of optimism, but I think it's the best liberals can come up with.

  • OPINION

    Crash and burn

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 09/12/2016

    » The Dec 7 comment on the roadworthiness of double-decker buses, "Laxity on big buses causes threat to lives", is commendable, but not quite correct.

  • OPINION

    Trump tweets show disturbing side of social media

    News, John Lloyd, Published on 06/02/2017

    » Last March, three months before Britons voted to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union, then Prime Minister David Cameron asked Daily Mail proprietor Lord Rothermere to fire the newspaper's editor, Paul Dacre. The press baron, descendant of the family which did more than any other to create the British tabloid press, refused, and did not even tell Dacre of the request until after the result of the referendum. The incident, reported by the BBC, has not been denied by any of the parties involved.

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