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A House of cards

A House of cards

As parliament enters its final chapter, with the next election fast approaching, it has been struggling in the face of a series of collapsed sessions.

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Destroying old education paradigms

Destroying old education paradigms

A shift in thinking is required for education to move forward. According to Thomas Kuhn, a paradigm shift required for scientific progress is much more about destroying the old paradigm, or the accepted mode of thought, than it is about creating a new one.

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Just fine, in theory

Just fine, in theory

Re: "Passenger safety derailed," (BP, Dec 5).

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Let the WTO referee carbon border taxes

Perhaps the most important task confronting the international order is the enforcement of national limits on greenhouse-gas emissions, such as those that were negotiated in the 2015 Paris agreement. Carbon border adjustments could give these limits teeth, but fair application requires a revived World Trade Organization.

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Let the WTO referee carbon border taxes
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A House of cards

As parliament enters its final chapter, with the next election fast approaching, it has been struggling in the face of a series of collapsed sessions.

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A House of cards
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Destroying old education paradigms

A shift in thinking is required for education to move forward. According to Thomas Kuhn, a paradigm shift required for scientific progress is much more about destroying the old paradigm, or the accepted mode of thought, than it is about creating a new one.

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Destroying old education paradigms
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'Invisible' brides boost economy

Mail-order brides are those who register themselves in catalogues to be chosen by men for marriage. Since the mail-order bride industry forms an essential part of the informal economy in several underdeveloped and developing Asian economies, data misses the economic participation of Asian mail-order brides, making them "invisible" recruits in the process.

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'Invisible' brides boost economy
7 Dec 2022

Chadchart's challenge

People in Bangkok generally approve of the work record of governor Chadchart Sittipunt after six months in the post, according to a recent opinion poll by the National Institute of Development Administration (Nida).

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Chadchart's challenge
7 Dec 2022

Climate crisis also a health threat

The latest Lancet Countdown report, which monitors the health consequences of climate change, highlights the need to prepare for future calamities. Even as Covid-19 continues to spread, a recent study suggests that the likelihood of another pandemic increases by 2% each year. In the coming decades, the interplay between the climate crisis and public health could create a perfect storm of global devastation and disruption.

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Climate crisis also a health threat
7 Dec 2022

Time to end Thailand's generation war

Teenagers declared war on schools' authoritarian rules. A rap song chastising Thai dictators went viral overnight. Angry youths defied state crackdowns for democratic rights. The social media movement "Let's Move Out of This Country" spread like wildfire.

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Time to end Thailand's generation war
6 Dec 2022

Confronting tragic fragmentation

As much as Russia's invasion of Ukraine created a "before and after" reality in western politics, the Feb 1, 2021, coup has also created such a new reality for Myanmar. The coup was a massive miscalculation by the senior general of Myanmar. Almost two years into the conflict, it is clear that the military has lost control of much of the country, and it has lost much, if not all, of the international credibility it had the day before the coup was launched. The coup also triggered the emergence of new forms of resistance with the People's Defence Forces. But new forms of violence have also come to the fore, with retaliatory killings of individuals introducing new levels of fear.

6 Dec 2022
Confronting tragic fragmentation
6 Dec 2022

Is Ukraine winning the war too much?

When the two most senior military and intelligence officials in Washington make the same obvious error in public three times in three weeks, you have to wonder what they are really up to. Can it just be simple ignorance, or do they have a hidden agenda?

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6 Dec 2022

G20-2023: What is India's agenda?

The success of the G20 in Bali has turned President Widodo Joko into a global leader for overcoming divisions regarding the war in Ukraine. The G20 leaders' declaration was issued, surprising everyone. Behind the scenes, however, kudos went to India which helped draft the communique. Now, India, as the current G20 chair, will be out right in the front row with all eyes watching. What will India's agenda be? What is India up to?

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G20-2023: What is India's agenda?