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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

When Thailand Debates the Lese Majeste Law

The past week saw an unprecedented flurry of reactions both in support and opposition to amending the controversial lese majeste law.

Opinion: US Should Seek Cooperation With China, Not Unilateralism

The trade war serves no one’s interests, and the voice inside the US opposing its imposition of additional tariff is getting louder and louder.

The Great Democracies’ New Harmony

By Joseph S. Nye, Jr.
A screenshot of Mint's video shows her getting vaccinated at a CVS Pharmacy in New York City. Image: I Roam Alone / YouTube

Opinion: The Good Thing About COVID-19: The Case of #IRoamAlone

A popular travel YouTuber got herself in hot water this week after she uploaded a clip showing herself traveling business-class to New York, got herself vaccinated with Pfizer’s, and said there is one good thing about COVID-19.

Editorial: Thailand Has a Moral Duty to Stop the Killings in Myanmar

Thai government can – and should – exert its diplomatic influence to end the bloodshed in their neighboring country. 

America is More Than Trump, Thailand More Than Prayuth

Trump or no Trump, Prayuth or no Prayuth, the relations between the people of Thailand and the United States shall endure, and hopefully positively when we look beyond the narrow mindset of nationalism.

Opinion: Does China Aim for an Unstable, Weak Myanmar?

Xi’s visit poses both opportunities and risks. Myanmar will have to mitigate the risks and challenges while making sure to take advantage of every opportunity—in other words, we must be pragmatic, and we must be careful.

Tell the World That the Junta is 99% Popular

By Pravit Rojanaphruk
Senior Staff Writer

Interpreting Prayuth’s Cardboard Doppelganger

People naturally interpreted differently what they saw in Prayuth's antics Monday at the Government House depending on their worldviews and biases.
Vorayuth 'Boss' Yoovidhya, who has evaded justice for years in the death of a Thonglor police officer, spotted in 2013 at the British Formula 1 Grand Prix in Silverstone, England, in a photo provided by XPB Images. Photo: XPB Images / AP

Voranai: Do You Know Who My Daddy Is?

We have spent the past 80-plus years bouncing like a ping-pong ball between quasi-democracy and military dictatorship.



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