Japanese investment bank Nomura has declared that the global financial crisis is finally over, announcing: “The end of the end of the world” is here.
“Please help me,” implored the woman, sitting at the roadside.
When Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban met on Sunday for half an hour, the dialogue was brokered by the military. Present at the table were Thailand's army, navy and air force chiefs.
China's announcement of an East China Sea air defense identification zone (ADIZ) has effectively taken the world's multibillion-dollar airline industry hostage.
Thailand's economic outlook for 2014 could be dismal. The degree is difficult to gauge right now, but the pain could be as bad as what we experienced in 2009.
Too often are standard arguments repeated at international conferences, particularly those of a regional strategic nature, regardless of whether those arguments are true or correct.
The biggest winner of the monthlong civil disobedience movement is the awakening of young Thais, who are in their 20s and are equipped with smartphones and dozens of apps. They no longer shy away from the so-called irritant social elements they used to turn away from. In other words, they are no longer detached from the everyday reality.
When Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra evacuated her office at Government House last Friday evening, it was the third time in six years that a Thai prime minister had been forced by the threat of mob attacks to wander the city in search of a suitable temporary office.
China's recent demarcation of an air defense zone appears to be part of its move to lay the institutional framework for what analysts call Beijing's “anti-access/area-denial” strategy aimed at keeping hostile forces at bay.
Beijing declared its maritime ADIZ, or air defense identification zone, over the East China Sea on Nov. 23.
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