Ken Lohatepanont

Ken Lohatepanont is a writer and commentator based in Berkeley, California.
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Analysis: The Decline of Pheu Thai Party

"With respect, I must say that if the government is unable to answer my aforementioned questions, I will not be able to...

Opinion: The hubris of Palang Pracharath

“Never regret thy fall, O Icarus of the fearless flight. For the greatest tragedy of them all, is never to feel the...

Opinion: Time to listen to Thailand beyond Twitter

“Nothing is so firmly believed,” the skeptic Michel de Montaigne once wrote, “as that which we least know.” A...

Opinion: Delayed local elections expose failure in decentralization

Last week, the voters of Kaohsiung, Taiwan voted to throw out their mayor. The disgraced politician, Han Kuo-yu, had just earlier this...

Foreign Affairs: On China, Biden has moved towards a more confrontational stance

“Many Chinese in the Obama era viewed American power as an empty throne. In its place, they now see a mad king...

OPINION: The view from Bangkok: Black Lives Matter

When I arrived to study in the United States, I did not know much about race relations. Part of...

Opinion: The Utopian Coup

May 22nd, 2014. Regular programming on television was cut. A panel of generals appeared, and army commander General Prayut Chan-o-cha began speaking....

Five things to watch for in post-lockdown politics

In late February and early March, Thailand looked like it had arrived at a political turning point. A no-confidence debate aimed at...

ความเชื่อมั่นในประชาธิปไตยที่ไม่เลือนหายไปในยามวิกฤติ

“คุณเป็นคนอเมริกัน มากกว่าคนอเมริกันจริงๆ เสียอีก” เพื่อนคนหนึ่งบอกผมสำหรับผมนั่นเป็นความคิดที่ประหลาด เพราะแม้ว่าตอนนี้ผมจะอาศัยอยู่ที่สหรัฐอเมริกา แต่ผมก็เกิดและโตที่ประเทศไทย ผมเหยียบแผ่นดินอเมริกาครั้งแรกตอนปี พ.ศ. 2560 และเวลาพูดคุยกับใคร คนก็จะรู้ว่าผมเป็นคนต่างชาติได้อย่างง่ายดาย“ไม่จริง” เพื่อนผมยืนยัน มีความเป็นอเมริกันหลายอย่างที่ผมได้ซึมซับเข้าไป “คุณคึกทุกครั้งเวลาพูดเรื่องอเมริกันฟุตบอล...

Opinion: For Thais, only disorder in today’s world order

“You are more American," a friend of mine once told me, "than some real Americans.”A preposterous proposition, I...

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Somkid ready for cabinet reshuffle and all eventualities

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[UPDATE-1] Missing person posters removed by university security in Ubon

A string of missing person posters put up by students at Ubon Ratchathani University was removed by university security on Wednesday.