Thursday, June 18, 2015
Four months after the formation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission for the Investigation of Enforced Disappearance, little progress has been made toward addressing conflict era violations.
Can the expected referendum on whether to allow the military regime of General Prayuth Chan-Ocha to stay for two more years "legitimize" the government?
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
At a time when Chinese capital and Chinese tourists are flooding into every corner of the world, the Chinese government is seeking the return of hundreds, possibly thousands, of former officials who have fled overseas, taking with them vast sums of illicit money to their newly adopted homes.
Two hundred years after the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon is still under attack in the United Kingdom, where the image persists of a military genius consumed by a fanaticism comparable with Hitler or Stalin.
King Felipe VI of Spain has strengthened the standing of Spain's monarchy in his first year as king, surprising the country by squaring up to scandal -- but its future remains uncertain as a fresh political generation comes of age.
It was March 1997 and very much a routine day at The Review, Dawn's mid-week magazine.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
One of the objectives set by President Barack Obama in his proposed "pivot to Asia" was improved integration of the Asia-Pacific Region. As tensions continue to mount in the South China Sea, however, that goal is becoming increasingly unlikely.
Last week's G-7 meeting at Schloss Elmau in the Bavarian Alps marked a major breakthrough in climate-change policy. The seven largest high-income economies (the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Canada) made the revolutionary decision to decarbonize their economies during this century.
Greece is a cow slipping on ice that must be pushed to firm ground, says European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker, employing a rustic metaphor for painful days of trying to save headstrong Athens from default and catastrophe.
Denmark's anti-immigration DPP party is expected to post a record score in Thursday's general election, which has been marked by debate over the place of foreigners in Danish society.