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A Bitter Pill – America is Great Again

America, you done it! Good luck with it. And please kill each other, rather than us lot out here on the vague fringes.

Burma’s election fever grips Yangon and its foreign observers

I feel incredibly humbled to have witnessed the first semi fair and almost free election in Burma in decades. I was at the NLD’s headquarters tonight where an exuberant and chaotic party atmosphere prevailed throughout. But as one Burmese told me, ‘the military are like chess players and they are planning their next move.’ That […]

Writer Chris Taylor on Sacred Skin

Writer Chris Taylor writes about Tom Vater´s new book, Sacred Skin, in the context of Thailand´s general election. Read his account here.

Thailand goes to the Polls!

Elections in Thailand today! This shot, which ran as a double spread in The Times, is from May 19th 2010, the day the Thai military wiped the floor with Thaksin´s armed thugs and loyal followers, following a two month stand-off in the on-going struggle between the country´s two utterly polarized elites. Since the urban warfare […]

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