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EDITORIAL Suthep weaves a tangled web
21 Dec 2013 : While Suthep Thaugsuban's rhetoric from the stage remains indignant and as the protest continues in the streets, rest assured that behind the scenes everyone is looking for a way out. But the way out must also save face.
21 Dec 2013 : Re: "Our system is a democracy of lesser evils" (Opinion, Dec 20).
02 Nov 2013 : There are exiles that last a lifetime and others that last a weekend. To be exiled, says the self-exiled writer Roberto Bolano, "is not to disappear but to shrink, to slowly or quickly get smaller and smaller until we reach our real height, the true height of the self".
01 Nov 2013 : How do sailors who work off the east coast of Africa defend themselves from Somali pirates?
01 Nov 2013 : Like many other places in the world, there are lots of illicit and dishonest activities that take place in Thailand. But for some reason, it seems our law-breaking behaviour is so much weirder than your average wear-a-ski-mask-and-rob-a-convenience-store type of offence. Here are some real cases of recent misdemeanours that prove we have some creativity when it comes to crime.
01 Nov 2013 : A strong government could do so many good things for the country. As an elected majority government, the Yingluck Shinawatra administration has the chance to do just that. It has the power to effect many structural changes to push the country forward in the right direction. It is a shame, therefore, that it has failed miserably to make this happen.
01 Nov 2013 : One of the greatest successes in development aid in the past decade has been the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. The Global Fund has saved millions of lives and helped countries around the world beat back three epidemic diseases. Now it is appealing to the world's governments and the private sector for another three years of funding, with governments set to decide on further financing in early December in Washington, DC.
01 Nov 2013 : Re ''ACT claims bill threatens graft battle'' (BP, Oct 29)
01 Nov 2013 : Over the past 20 months, the government of Myanmar has signed peace agreements with 14 non-state armed groups. Talks are continuing with the few groups who have not yet reached agreement. This is a monumental achievement, given Myanmar's 64-year history of civil war. Yet many daunting challenges remain on the road to peace.
01 Nov 2013 : If you study the biggest and most rapidly emerging economies, as I have for many years, you are bound to be struck by the power of urbanisation and the pivotal role of thriving cities. More often than not, cities are the engines that power economic growth. When a country's cities succeed _ and I do mean cities, plural _ the economy is much more likely to prosper.
01 Nov 2013 : No society gets many chances to make a reckoning with history.
01 Nov 2013 : Coffee _ black and strong _ is my morning ritual that enables me to stay awake and ready for the day.