Iowa seems like an unlikely place to play kingmaker, especially so for a nation whose chief executive also happens to be the most powerful person on the planet. Yet in … Continue reading Playing Kingmaker
There are a few “buzzwords” in Thailand that have been very popular for a few years now. “Reform” and “reconciliation”; these are two of the main ones; politicians, generals and … Continue reading The Question of Reconciliation
This is a big year in Southeast Asia, not least because of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) that has just come into force this year. It bounds up the nations … Continue reading Ever-closer Union?
Writing about writing; this is what I’ve done on many occasions before, and it’s something that I suspect many other bloggers do too. I like to set goals for my writing and talk about what I’m planning for blogging, but like many other plans there is never a follow-through. This is why at first I was a little hesitant about writing yet another ‘status’ post on here, and perhaps just start the new year by ploughing through with the real things I’m excited about writing; posts about the tensions within the EU, about updates in Thai politics and all that. However, in the end I couldn’t resist the temptation. And so, in this post, I’m going to be talking about the direction I want to head with this blog this year. Continue reading “This Blog in 2016”
A month ago, I wrote a post called ‘An Angry American Election’, where I covered the rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. Looking back at it, I feel that … Continue reading The USA Presidential Election 2016, Explained
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” A quote many would consider a classic from the former president, and certainly one that resonates with the times we live in. Continue reading
Terrorist attacks are probably among the most merciless, most cowardly acts that can be employed. It is the intentional involvement and killing of innocent civilians, who are given no chance … Continue reading #PrayForParis