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Dollar's drift, turmoil in Ukraine, Mideast edge us towards world...
July 18, 2014 1:00 am

Dollar's drift, turmoil in Ukraine, Mideast edge us towards world...

The global crisis is essentially a dollar crisis, which might have a spill-over effect into the next world war.

Fat cats lick their lips over fresh era of privatisation
July 4, 2014 1:00 am

Fat cats lick their lips over fresh era of privatisation

Among the biggest challenges for the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is to reform the state enterprises and the energy sector. In the first instance, NCPO chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha has appointed a "Super Board" of all the...

The West might regret forcing Thailand into a corner
June 27, 2014 1:00 am

The West might regret forcing Thailand into a corner

The United States and European Union have responded to the coup by announcing they will downgrade their relations with Thailand.

Thais can plot new course as tide shifts against globalisation
June 20, 2014 1:00 am

Thais can plot new course as tide shifts against globalisation

A month after the coup, there are signs of drastic reform underway in Thailand.

Military has power to steer Thailand through coming global storm
June 13, 2014 1:00 am

Military has power to steer Thailand through coming global storm

The military coup has at least one positive: it provides a narrow window of opportunity for Thailand to reform in preparation for the next global crisis.

Military steadying the ship but wary of deep reforms
June 6, 2014 1:00 am

Military steadying the ship but wary of deep reforms

We have been able to muddle through after the military coup. As yet, the sky has not fallen on our heads. In fact, the majority of Thais appear to support the coup. This is crucial.

An audacious move that might just work
May 30, 2014 1:00 am

An audacious move that might just work

General Prayuth Chan-ocha, the head of the National Council for Peace and Order, has formed a 10-member advisory committee to help him run the country during this transition from the post-coup period.

At the crossroads and faced with a choice of four paths
May 16, 2014 1:00 am

At the crossroads and faced with a choice of four paths

After six months, 24 deaths and more than 700 injuries, it seems we are finally inching towards the climax of our political drama.

World turns focus on Thailand, but real drama has only just begun
May 9, 2014 1:00 am

World turns focus on Thailand, but real drama has only just begun

The Constitutional Court's removal of Yingluck Shinawatra as caretaker prime minister brought a number of international reactions. Most have been negative, reflecting foreign support of the status quo in Thai politics or a preference for...

Justice arrives on the scene to steal Suthep's thunder
May 2, 2014 1:00 am

Justice arrives on the scene to steal Suthep's thunder

An unelected government is now widely believed to be waiting in the wings to take the reigns of power. Yingluck Shinawatra is set to be removed from power either by the National Security Council transfer case or the rice pledging scandal.