Joseph Thomas

Thai-Russian Cooperation Seeks Thai Alternati...

31233123Russian and Thai telecom interests have begun preliminary discussions toward creating local alternatives to social network and Internet search giants Facebook and Google in Thailand. The move, if successful, would represent…

Islamic State in Asia: Saudi-Funding and Naiv...

4513423213Recently, terrorist attacks have unfolded across Indonesia, a militant network disrupted along the Thai-Malaysian border and full-scale military operations including aerial bombing deployed as Philippine troops fought to take back…

Fake News: Asia’s “Autocrats̶...

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Mounting evidence suggests media outlets across the United States and Europe are selectively labelling leaders from around the world as “autocrats,” “despots” and “dictators” based not on their actual human rights records…

Myanmar Dodges Human Rights Bullet With US-EU...

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Myanmar appears poised to escape international scrutiny of its vast and expanding human rights abuses targeting its Rohingya minority. US State Department-funded media platform, The Irrawaddy, would report in an article titled…

Abuse of “Rights Advocacy” Contin...

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Recently, Thailand-based media platform, Voice TV, faced a seven day ban after violating licencing agreements and multiple counts of misconduct. Various articles, including those published by local English-language newspaper…

Singapore Bigot Granted Asylum in US: A Taste...

7845535445Singaporean Amos Yee fits the description of virtually every foreign-backed agitator used to target and undermine political orders worldwide as part of…

Hong Kong: Anglo-America’s Struggling F...

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Prominent American propagandist Howard French recently published a lengthy editorial in the Guardian titled, “Is it too late to save Hong Kong from Beijing’s authoritarian grasp?,” in which he attempts to buttress an otherwise…

Amnesty’s Abuse of Rights Advocacy

345564544Alleged human rights advocacy organisation, Amnesty International, has had several of its recent reports called into question regarding the very real possibility that its “advocacy” work is nothing more than politically-motivated…

Singapore’s Total Defence Policy Provid...

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Singaporean Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen reiterated the importance of the city-state’s policy of Total Defence. In his statement coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the British surrender of the island to Japanese forces in 1942…

Regime Change and Continuity of Agenda: Trump...

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While supporters of recently elected US President Donald Trump believe steadfastly that among other things, his administration will role back what has been essentially…

The Problem with Transparency International&#...

23431231231Transparency International puts out what it calls the “Corruption Perceptions Index.” It is an annual index it claims “has been widely credited with putting the issue of…

US Set to Expand South China Sea Conflict

564534534234Triumphalism followed the election of US President Donald Trump, particularly among those opposed to US foreign policy under US President Barack Obama. In particular, hope was rekindled that America would withdraw from the many…

 


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