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Opinion: A Sad, Shocking Week That Tested Football’s Heart

PARIS — It was a week of sad and shocking images for football. From the murky depths of the cold sea that separates France and...
Thai Raksa Chart Party leader Preechapol Pongpanich talks to reporters Friday morning outside the Election Commission in Bangkok.

Opinion: Friday’s Political Drama Reignited Political Divisions

Between the time Ubolratana Mahidol’s candidacy was announced and effectively ended less than 14 hours later, all of Thailand was turned upside down. Tribal allegiances,...
Prison guards escort Bahraini football player Hakeem AlAraibi in December from a court in Bangkok. Photo: Gemunu Amarasinghe / Associated Press

Opinion: Thailand Can Do the Right Thing For #Hakeem

Is Thailand merely an innocent caught in the middle of a diplomatic power play between Australia and Bahrain over the fate of refugee footballer Hakeem AlAraibi?
At left, invading German soldiers raise the Reichskriegsflagge on April 27, 1941, at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. At right, Pichayapa “Namsai” Natha of BNK48 wears the same flag on stage in Bangkok in January 2019 in an image from True ID.

Opinion: Ignorance of Nazis, History a Bug or Feature of Thai Education?

Why do some young Thais commit the blunder of wearing clothes with Nazi symbols? Is it a failure of the Thai education system? Is it...

Opinion: Unmistakable Message to Thailand Surfaces in Mekong

Now that police have confirmed through DNA the identities of at least two Thais murdered and mutilated horrendously, I wonder what ...

Opinion: A Land of Smiles So Easily Cracked by Conflict

A man was arrested Tuesday for killing his wife and her family of five in the northern province of Uttaradit. Another man arrested on...
Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun Monday morning at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Photo: Sophiemcneill / Twitter

Opinion: #SaveRahaf and the Twitter Storm that Battered Two Kingdoms

Eighteen-year-old Rahaf Mohammad al-Qunun was both media savvy and lucky to avoid being forcibly sent back from Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi Airport to Saudi Arabia to...
A worker at Bangkok's Khlong Toei Market. Photo: Mark Fisher

Opinion: Unequal Thailand a Daily Struggle

That Thailand is one of the most unequal societies on earth should be a concerns for all Thais, from those at the top all...
Surachai Danwattananusorn hosts an online talk show Nov. 27, 2018. Image: HaunT89s / YouTube

Opinion: Fear and Foreboding in Laos

The disappearance of Surachai Danwattananusorn has sent shivers among exiled anti-monarchists, particularly in neighboring countries.
Airport official Kanaruj Artt Pornspolt poses in 2017 with a Christmas present for a child identified as Mashia who had been living with her family for three months inside Suvarnabhumi Airport. Photo: Kanaruj Artt Pornspolt / Facebook

Opinion: A Happy Christmas and New Year Every Day? No Thanks

It’s almost Christmas and New Year's Eve. Seeing the lights and decorations for the holiday season and people taking photos with Christmas trees, one wonders:...

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