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Opinion: The government must consider all aspects before rolling out the ‘vaccine passport’

Freedom of travel, as 16th century Spanish theologian Francisco de Vitoria famously proclaimed, was a fundamental rule of natural law. It was with this concept...

Opinion: Guilty until proven innocent for Thailand’s student-dissidents

“Innocent until proven guilty.”It is a maxim that appears in textbooks and TV series. Indeed, the presumption of innocence is an important aspect...

Thailand returns to its roots with new attitudes on cannabis

Upon venturing out for lunch a few months ago, I came across one of the ubiquitous boat noodle stalls perched on the sidewalks of...

Opinion: ASEAN pussyfooting on Myanmar shows its irrelevance in 21st century geopolitics

Mya Thwe Thwe Khaing, a 19-year-old supermarket worker, was only eight when Myanmar held elections for the first time and transitioned to democratic rule....

Thailand and Myanmar: a bond in dictatorship and dissent

When the Tatmadaw, or the Myanmar army, instigated a putsch in the streets of Naypyidaw in the early morning of February 1, the international...

Thailand is not living up to international obligations by ignoring enforced disappearances

In recent weeks, there have been troubling reports from pro-democracy protesters alleging that their peers have been kidnapped by security officers and held incommunicado. These...

Many challenges await Biden in Asia, and Thailand, after he is sworn in

With president-elect Biden due to be sworn in today, countries around the world will be wondering whether the United States will attempt to reclaim...

Opinion: In an age of disinformation, we must become more savvy and responsible

As Winston Churchill once said, history is written by the victors.This goes to show that what people believe is the truth is more important...

Thailand’s search for vaccines and the hurdles the country still faces

The end of 2020 may have been met with a damper following the latest COVID-19 outbreak at Samut Sakhon but there is also cautious...

2020: Thailand’s Year in Review

Disease, disruption, and dissent: 2020 has been a year marked by devastation. Any starry-eyed hopes the world had for the new decade were quickly...

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