Joseph Thomas

China and Thailand: Tank Tracks and Train Tra...

tr6632While Thailand undergoes a sensitive transition with the October funeral for its head of state, the widely respected and revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the Southeast Asia constitutional monarchy, home to 70 million and one of…

US Meddling Across Southeast Asia

030320-N-6501M-16At a time when US political leaders decry with little evidence what they claim is a pandemic of “Russian interference” in Western political affairs from Western Europe to North America, years of documented evidence exist of this very…

China vs US: Singapore’s Role in Asia P...

35324324234In early August, a Chinese-American professor, Huang Jing, and his wife were expelled from Singapore. He is accused of collaborating with foreign intelligence agents, according to the South China Morning Post. While the Singaporean…

US Proxies in Southeast Asia Include Fake Com...

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A quick geopolitical audit of Washington’s political and military proxies around the globe reveals a tangled web that, at first glance, appears contradictory and incoherent. Fascists in Kiev who hold extreme views regarding race and religion enjoy equal standing…

Fact Check: Updating Cold War Myths About Tha...

52342342342Many honest, busy analysts outside established media circles in the United States and Europe are plagued by mythologies stemming from once pseudo-truths they simply lack the time or energy to dig into and finally correct. Among…

Cambodia’s US-Backed Opposition Leader ...

7564454US and European media decried in unison the arrest of Kem Sokha, leader of the Cambodian opposition party, Cambodia National Rescue. Sokha is charged with treason amid an alleged plot to overthrow…

Thailand’s Ousted PM Flees Abroad: The ...

231231231Shortly before ousted Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was to face a court ruling for her failed populist rice subsidy scheme, she reportedly fled the country, joining her likewise fugitive brother Thaksin Shinawatra in…

Cambodia Exposes, Expels US Network

72434234234234The government of Cambodia has exposed and expelled a US network attempting to interfere in the nation’s political processes. The US National Democratic Institute (NDI) was reportedly ordered to end its activities in the country…

US Wages Cyberwar Abroad Under Cover of ̶...

743534342The threat of cyberterrorism has competed for centre stage in American politics with fears of “Russian hackers” disrupting everything from elections to electrical grids. And yet as US policymakers…

US Regime Change: Who are Thailand’s &#...

78454545AFP recently published an article regarding Thailand’s ongoing political conflict, portraying a so-called “student activist” the recent victim of what it calls, “increased ferocity under Thailand’s military rulers.” The article…

US Meddles Abroad, Accuses Others of Meddling...

1418291083979_641The latest round of sanctions levelled by the United States government against Russia are predicated on allegations that Moscow interfered in the 2016 US presidential elections. Alleged interference includes leaking e-mails…

Trump’s ASEAN Policy Isn’t “...

564234234In an effort to reinforce public perception that policy changes when a new administration assumes the White House, US and European analysts have made several attempts to push forward narratives describing US President…


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