Category Archives: Thailand

Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand Comes Under Pressure


Brookline, MA In an unusually stifling move to quiet an admittedly rather sensitive discussion, the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs requested that the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT) not hold an event scheduled in Bangkok for September 13, 2010: … Continue reading

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A Trip to North Thailand – Shan Burma Border


Brookline, MA It was one of my last weekends in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and I was all set to go to a Handsome Furs concert on Saturday night. It was shaping up to be a good weekend. Then a regional … Continue reading

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Dueling Dunces


Chiang Mai, THAILAND One bright day in the middle of the night, Two dead boys got up to fight. Back to back they faced each other, Drew their swords and shot each other. One was blind and the other couldn’t … Continue reading

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Is Thailand an Exception or an Unsettling Precedent for Military Crackdown Against Street Demonstrations?


Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM What ultimately sets Thailand apart or folds it into the norm of Southeast Asia’s all too familiar past with the violent quelling of popular uprisings is the relationship between Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva’s parliamentary democracy … Continue reading

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