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  • 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.

  • OPINION

    Trapped in a gilded cage of complacency

    News, Published on 08/02/2018

    » Across the globe, democracy, freedoms and the rule of law are collapsing. Our planet is suffering from increasing uncontrolled migration due to resource extraction limits and global climate change which is compounding rising authoritarianism and xenophobia in countries like Myanmar. Thailand, a key middle power in Southeast Asia with great potential to lead, remains trapped in a golden cage of complacency.

  • OPINION

    Look at your own backyards

    News, Postbag, Published on 28/01/2018

    » Re: "Diplomats slam poll delay", (BP, Jan 27).

  • OPINION

    Red-light menace

    News, Postbag, Published on 24/01/2018

    » Re: "Govt strives for trafficking fight lift", (BP, Jan 22).

  • OPINION

    About politics

    News, Published on 14/10/2017

    » After much ado about what seemed to be nothing, political parties' euphoria has faded v After two decades, Thammasat University's social development success still rings clear v Yingluck's fingers crossed in bid to live in UK

  • OPINION

    Clean power plan done and dusted

    News, Noah Feldman, Published on 12/10/2017

    » Several state attorneys general have announced they will sue to block the Environmental Protection Agency's rollback of former president Barack Obama's signature Clean Power Plan. Can they win? And should they? The answer to both questions is no, but not because of anything inherently wrong with the plan to cut greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants. Although administrative decisions must be rational, they are permitted to reflect the president's political priorities and beliefs. Donald Trump won the election, and now he gets to impose his pro-coal environmental vision. That may be terrible for the earth, but it's good for democracy.

  • OPINION

    Spare young from coup-induced 'fatigue'

    News, Published on 20/05/2017

    » In the post-WWII era, Thailand has emerged as a "swing state" between democracy and authoritarianism, with fewer years of the former. As the country remains under military rule, a recent book by Giovanna Dore of John Hopkins University (JHU) offers an insight for Thais as it emphasises that children brought up under military regimes are more likely to embrace authoritarian values.

  • OPINION

    A questionable 'good'

    News, Postbag, Published on 16/01/2017

    » Re: "Thailand's water supplies rated mostly as 'good'", (BP, Jan 15).

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