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    Asia weighs risk and reward in Trump-Xi 'bromance'

    News, Published on 01/05/2017

    » US President Donald Trump's warm words for Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping as a "good man" will reassure Beijing that he finally understands the importance of good ties, but risks leaving America's regional allies puzzling over where they fit into the new order.


    Washington: The playbook is back

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 03/05/2017

    » It was striking, in US media coverage of US President Donald Trump's first hundred days in office, that most observers noted with relief that his foreign policy has turned out to be less radical than they feared. In fact, it's not radical at all. He has already fired cruise missiles at a Middle Eastern country, a ritual that has been observed by every American president since Bill Clinton.


    Three questionable years under NCPO rule

    News, Suranand Vejjajiva, Published on 09/05/2017

    » May 22 will mark the third anniversary of the 2014 coup that saw the country switch to authoritarian mode under the stewardship of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) led by Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha. Even with a new constitution now in place, the regime is relentlessly maintaining its tight control into a fourth and final year -- that is if a general election is called in accordance with the timetable of the charter.


    Drug reform still pending

    News, Editorial, Published on 10/05/2017

    » A year and a month ago, the government promised radical reform of the anti-narcotics laws and the war on drugs. Since then, there has been no significant progress. Then-minister of justice Paiboon Koomchaya, who was leading reform efforts, has left the government. It seems an opportunity has been lost.


    Lula, the last of Brazil's political legends, goes to trial

    News, Published on 12/05/2017

    » Political legends are hard to come by these days in Brazil, where both houses of parliament, a batch of current and former governors, and much of the sitting presidential cabinet have been tainted by charges of graft and payola. But then Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the two-time president who put Brazil's name in lights and left office in 2010 practically beatified, isn't just any politician. So when Lula, as he is known, takes the stand in federal court on Wednesday afternoon, in one of five corruption trials he now faces, listen for the sound of clay feet cracking.


    Road to democracy requires no rewrites

    News, Suranand Vejjajiva, Published on 18/04/2017

    » As the new constitution has become law, two seemingly unrelated incidents could mar the path towards national reconciliation and a return to democracy.


    Modi is a different nationalist to Putin or Trump

    News, Mihir Sharma, Published on 06/04/2017

    » Over the past year, Russia's Vladimir Putin has emerged as the ideological patron of a certain brand of conservatism worldwide. Politicians from France's Marine Le Pen, to Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, to Donald Trump appear drawn to Mr Putin's vision of a world marked by weaker transnational power blocs, fewer meddlesome liberals and a harder line against radical Islam.


    Facebook can't have it both ways

    News, Leonid Bershidsky, Published on 24/03/2017

    » Nearly everyone has criticism for German Justice Minister Heiko Maas's proposal to impose fines on social networks and their workers for failure to delete hateful content. Internet freedom advocates hate it for imposing censorship. The European Union is concerned for the same reason and the German union of judges and prosecutors criticise it for not going far enough because the posters of hate-speech themselves escape punishment.


    'Boss' strides atop pyramid of injustice

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 01/04/2017

    » The boss walks free. The boss is the boss. The boss dines in France and snowboards in Japan. The boss rules the road and tramples the law. In the pyramid of privilege, the boss stays on top. In the food chain of injustice, the boss reminds us again, and again and again, who the boss is.


    Brexit doesn't have to be a disaster

    News, Clive Crook, Published on 30/03/2017

    » As UK Prime Minister Theresa May starts the clock on Britain's departure from the European Union, there's no real question that the divorce is going to hurt both parties -- and the UK, to be sure, much more than the EU. But this isn't to say there's no upside. The right kind of deal will recognise these opportunities and try to make the most of them.

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