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  • OPINION

    Climate spurs change for Thai autos

    News, Published on 11/01/2017

    » Here comes an inconvenient truth for the global automotive industry: The globe is warming and technology is progressing rapidly.

  • OPINION

    Climate change needs global effort

    News, Published on 24/09/2014

    » What does it take to generate a global response to a global threat? The financial crisis of 2008 and the threats from insurgency and terrorism in 2014 are seen as "clear and present dangers" to one and all — and both have drawn a global response.

  • OPINION

    Thailand lags behind in stopping climate change

    News, Published on 20/09/2014

    » Next week Gen Tanasak Patimapragorn, the newly appointed deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs, will be in New York for Thailand's first official post-coup visit to the West.

  • OPINION

    Climate change, food security in Asia

    News, Published on 27/11/2013

    » Farmers on the Philippine island of Samar are used to typhoons. In East Asia, the archipelago receives the bulk of these powerful Pacific storms, and Samar, in the country's mid-section, lies on a straight line west of their typical birthplace. But as people emerged after Typhoon Haiyan to vast fields of felled coconut trees, drowned rice paddies, and destroyed banana crops, they knew this time was different.

  • OPINION

    Climate change an afterthought

    News, Published on 20/05/2012

    » As beneficial as a general international framework for emissions cuts might be for the planet, there seems almost no chance at this stage that such a framework will be agreed upon, and even if it were the problems in enforcing it would be enormous

  • OPINION

    Democrats' 'Green New Deal' isn't global enough

    News, Mihir Sharma, Published on 18/03/2019

    » At the fourth United Nations Environment Assembly in Kenya this past week, experts and officials from around the world debated how to come up with the investment and innovation needed for countries to grow without dooming the planet. National leaders, NGOs and others discussed how to create more "sustainable patterns of consumption and production". What really struck me in Nairobi, though, was what wasn't discussed: the "Green New Deal" being pushed by Democratic Party politicians in the US.

  • OPINION

    Asean must make EU a strategic partner

    News, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 22/01/2019

    » Asean can be vicious, as relations with the European Union demonstrate. At the Chiang Mai retreat last week, the official status of the EU as a new strategic dialogue partner was one of the prominent issues taken up by Asean foreign ministers. The press statement issued by the chair simply said that the EU's status, which Asean has agreed in principle, is still subject "to further details and time to be worked out". In a nutshell, it is still in limbo.

  • OPINION

    Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 05/12/2018

    » 'Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made," wrote Immanuel Kant in 1784. It is still true.

  • OPINION

    Sizing up the year as Asean chair

    News, Don Pramudwinai, Published on 01/01/2019

    » As Thailand assumes the chair of Asean for the year 2019, we cannot help but look back with pride at the accomplishments of this remarkable and resilient regional grouping ever since its founding in Bangkok over five decades ago. At the same time, it is incumbent upon us to chart the way forward for Asean over the immediate future and into the next half century. Towards this end, Thailand has identified some of our key priorities for Asean during the year ahead.

  • OPINION

    Is Pakistan's dilemma self-defeating?

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 01/11/2018

    » 'India is shrinking the flow of water into Pakistan," said Pakistan's Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Saturday, renewing a ban on showing Indian TV shows and Bollywood films on Pakistani television. "They are trying to [obstruct the construction] of our dam and we cannot even close their [television] channels?"

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