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  • OPINION

    Stress, distress led voters to Trump

    News, Philip J Cunningham, Published on 15/11/2016

    » Perhaps the most troubling aspect of a Donald Trump presidency is not the man's big-headed, pig-headed penchant for self-promotion, but the shock wave of hate he has awakened. Americans are stressed and politically distressed, expressing anger in vulgar, bipolar ways.

  • OPINION

    'Worst is over' for Pheu Thai

    News, Published on 01/12/2018

    » The Pheu Thai Party has been battered by a series of political misfortunes of late and it is facing a hard time to get back to its former glory.

  • OPINION

    Midterms resonate across Atlantic

    News, John Lloyd, Published on 12/11/2018

    » One of the major political messages of the US midterm elections has been that rural voters dominate the cities. While the Democrats made enough gains in urban areas to take control of the House of Representatives, Republicans were able to expand their majority in the Senate, where each state gets two senators regardless of population size. In an election where neither side can claim a sweeping victory, President Donald Trump's party did as well as it did because the small towns and the more sparsely populated rural areas of the United States are still, in the main, Trump country. Meanwhile, Democrat votes pile up in the cities, uselessly, from an electoral point of view.

  • OPINION

    Can US democracy make a return?

    News, Published on 08/11/2018

    » The United States has long held itself up as a bastion of democracy. It has promoted democracy around the world. It fought, at great cost, for democracy against fascism in Europe during World War II. Now the fight has come home.

  • OPINION

    Implications from a divided America

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 18/11/2016

    » In the immediate aftermath of the presidential election outcome in the United States, many Americans are dazed and divided. As Donald Trump has beaten Hillary Clinton against the vast majority of pre-election polls that had forecast otherwise, his supporters are calling it fair and square with a convincing victory in the Electoral College that elects presidents based on the popular vote.

  • OPINION

    Understanding US election

    News, Published on 04/11/2012

    » Months of reporting and volumes of analysis lead to one conclusion for Tuesday's US election: We can't say for sure who will win. President Barack Obama is certainly ahead, but things could still change. Think of it as a Premier League game. Man City may be up 2-1, but with 10 minutes to play that could change.

  • OPINION

    Japan goes shy on Khmer poll flaws

    News, Sek Sophal, Published on 13/08/2018

    » Cambodia's general election on July 29 concluded with a sharp controversy. Skeptical voter turnout, a number of spoilt ballots, election boycotts and a sweeping victory by the ruling Cambodian People Party (CPP) appeared in international media headlines. Shortly after the National Election Committee (NEC) announced the preliminary result, the US, the European Union, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Germany expressed concern that the election was neither free nor fair and failed to justify the spirit of democracy in the absence of the banned opposition party, the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP).

  • OPINION

    Parties propose poll date

    News, Published on 30/06/2018

    » The highly anticipated first meeting between the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and political parties was expected to see fiery rhetoric exchanged over the preparations for next year's poll.

  • OPINION

    Political scene gets colourful

    News, Published on 07/04/2018

    » The "political market" has reopened as parties are waking up from an almost four-year hiatus following the May 2014 coup, said Suriyasai Katasila, political commentator and deputy dean of Rangsit University's Social Innovation College.

  • OPINION

    US-Cambodia standoff

    News, Sek Sophal, Published on 02/04/2018

    » In late January last year, China donated 100 tanks to Cambodia. And the militaries of the two countries just celebrated their 60th anniversary of Sino-Cambodia diplomatic relations by concluding their joint annual Golden Dragon military exercises on Thursday.

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