Politics

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The Rise of Thailand’s Third Branch

What a difference a year makes. On May 8, 2006, Thailand’s Constitutional Court made a landmark decision to void a boycotted election held the previous month in which Thaksin Shinawatra... Read More...
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Arroyo on the Line in Philippine Polls

Monday, May 14, millions of Filipinos will once again march off to their precincts to cast their ballots. At stake are 12 of 24 Senate seats, the entire House of Representatives and all electiv... Read More...
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Taming the Strong Women of Bangladesh

After nearly a generation of desperate and debilitating democracy dominated by two women who hated each other enough to all but paralyze the country, Bangladesh’s army is directing a series w... Read More...
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Beijing and Taipei Drop the Torch

The next victim of the delicate politics of nationalist sentiment in Taiwan may be the island’s participation in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. With Beijing in a constant lather over the resurgent national... Read More...
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The Drug Wars

Bangkok - The US government has further confused the debate over Thailand's compulsory licenses for AIDS drugs with vague assertions concerning the legality of the move in its annual rep... Read More...
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Born to Rule

Wahab Akbar has been governor of the strife-torn island of Basilan in Mindanao for the past nine years. Now he is running for Congress. But that's okay because Jum, his first wife, is running for the... Read More...
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Hong Kong Devil Cop Takes the Rap

Tsui Po-ko – known to many in Hong Kong as the “Devil Cop” after a spectacular shootout a year ago – was a serial killer, according to the results of a 37-day coroner’s inquest... Read More...