Being in London when UK Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered Article 50 in filing for divorce from the European Union was bitter-sweet. The mood was one of determination – Great Britain has decided to leave, and there is no looking back.
Abbot assures public that temple’s Asian black bear was well cared for An abbot of a Buddhist temple in Chonburi, Thailand is assuring the public that a domesticated Asian black bear residing in their temple was well cared for. This comes after Thai social media users hurled accusations of the temple’s alleged abuse towards th...
After reading some of the letters to The Nation by readers, including one headlined “Castro a devil to some, a saint to others”, I would like to share a proverb in the Spanish language: “There isn’t a person more blind than one who doesn’t want to see”.
On the eve of Christmas, Christians around the world will be celebrating family time and the birth of Jesus Christ. Travelling through Vietnam, ruled by its Communist Party, Christmas is everywhere – in the shops, hotels and restaurants. It is a nice feeling to witness universal generosity embodied Santa Claus, a time for giving and festivities.
If the main foreign policy objective of Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte was to make his archipelagic nation the centre of international relations concerns in the Asia Pacific, he has succeeded beyond expectations.
Education and training are the backbone of every healthy economy. Policymakers around the world, including the government of Thailand, are very well aware of this fact and are therefore increasingly putting their focus and their resources into the trainin
During our lifetimes Southeast Asia has seen astonishing growth and development. Skyscrapers and deepening Asean collaboration are now the defining images of a region once beset by conflict. While much of the world struggles economically, Southeast Asia r
On Monday and Tuesday, Thailand will be hosting the 2016 Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Asian Conference on Strengthening Comprehensive Security. Since its establishment in 2000, the annual OSCE Asian Conference has been an imp
The South China Sea issue has been ramped up recently. Some countries have been singling out China and making this issue even more complicated by distorting facts and misleading public opinion. Here, I would like to set the record straight and state the c
The new year started not with a bang but a whimper. IMF chief Christine Lagarde’s prognosis at year-end was that global growth in 2016 would be “disappointing and patchy”, blaming rising US interest rates, the economic slowdown in China, persistent financ
In the Russian airliner, Paris, and Mali hotel attacks, 375 civilians were killed in the space of three weeks. These deaths were ordered by a rogue state - the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a self-styled caliphate. ISIL has one purpose: to bring a