Court Ruling Reinforces Thailand’s Coup Culture and Augurs More Turmoil
Thailand’s political deadlock has shifted from the streets of Bangkok to the courts. It is there that the real battle is now being played out.
A March 21 ruling by the Constitutional Court invalidating the result of the country’s Feb. 2 election most vividly highlighted the change of venue. The court, with a vote of 6-3, threw the current turmoil onto a new trajectory. When the court made a similar ruling in 2006, annulling an election result, the military swooped in and installed a new, unelected government
Amnesty for Hong Kong extradition bill protesters would heal society and close rifts with mainland China
The continuing political crisis in Hong Kong has reached, in the words of Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, an impasse. The impasse stems principally from the government’s refusal to extend amnesty […]
Why Hong Kong’s extradition Bill damages China’s interests
President Xi Jinping’s power continues to grow, domestically and internationally. Still, one prize eludes him. Taiwan’s reunification with China. Taiwan has featured in Beijing’s calculation in almost all domestic and […]
Creatively Managing China-Vietnam Relations in the South China Sea
Bilateral relations between China and Vietnam over the South China Sea dispute have improved in the last couple of years as evidenced by the January summit between the two leaders. […]
Xi Jinping’s Foreign Policy toward North Korea
Proceedings from the 2016 NAJAKS Conference at Stockholm University, Nordic Association of Japanese and Korean Studies.
Pyongyang’s ‘weapons first, negotiations later’ strategy
On 9 September 2016, the US Geological Survey detected a 5.3-magnitude earthquake in the area of North Korea’s Punggye-ri underground test site. Four hours later, North Korean state television announced that […]