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Analysis: Palang Pracharath Party’s new secretary general coming in from outside

By Out-Crowd THE POST OF SECRETARY GENERAL of the Palang Pracharath Party, the largest coalition partner supposedly bound to continually lend solid support for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, might probably be occupied by the likes of an outsider named Chatchai Promlert only if the current one, namely Thammanat Prompow, happened to quit or be deposed

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From land of promise to pariah state: Myanmar coup rattles foreign firms

By John Geddie & Joe Brock, Reuters, published by Nasdaq.com Singapore – Shortly after the military seized power, 55 foreign investors in Myanmar from Coca Cola to Facebook signed a statement committing to the country and employees there during developments of “deep concern”. A month on, those pledges are being sorely tested with Myanmar’s economy

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The world’s bad guys are winning. Is anyone going to stand up to them?

  Blame Joe Biden for not stepping in more quickly, or Donald Trump for encouraging authoritarian rulers. Blame Barack Obama for lifting sanctions. Easier still, blame China for propping up a military junta and putting profit before people. The International Court of Justice warned of ongoing genocide, but nobody was saved. UN security council members

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Myanmar’s army chief challenges Biden, and bets big on China

(Bloomberg News) – By seizing power on Monday, Myanmar’s generals are providing US President Joe Biden with an early test of his efforts to counter the appeal of China’s authoritarian model in Asia. Army chief Min Aung Hlaing, who was bumping up against a mandatory retirement age this year, already faces sanctions from the US

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WHO: Global pandemic ‘will not end’ if vaccine nationalism takes hold

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the pandemic may not end if countries engage in a growing trend of vaccine nationalism. One year since the WHO declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said “we will not end the pandemic anywhere until we end it everywhere”. Dr Tedros’

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The Best Times to Post Your Social Media Updates in 2021

When should you be scheduling your social posts to maximize engagement and response? While individual results will vary, the team at Blog2Social recently evaluated the average best times for posting, based on social updates from more than 60,000 businesses and bloggers worldwide. The insights, which are listed in the below infographic, can be used as a basic guideline

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The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America’s technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with government and corporate sources. By Michael Riley and Jordan Robertson In 2015, Amazon.com Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental Technologies, a potential acquisition to help with a major expansion of

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Analysis: President Biden’s daunting foreign policy challenges

By Amitav Acharya, Distinguished Professor, American University, Washington, DC. THERE is little question that the Biden administration will focus first and foremost on domestic challenges, especially the economic downturn and the Covid-19 pandemic. But four years of Donald Trump have also severely damaged US standing and credibility globally. In particular, the Trump years severely undercut

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Commentary: Stick in the mud

By Out-crowd THE THAI NAVY looks obstinately resistant to change and disruptive technology not only in general terms of current world affairs but in specific terms of modern-day defense initiatives when it comes to the planned procurement of conventional weapon systems such as submarines. Despite the event in which Prime Minister/Defense Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has

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