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You Too Can Be Nate Silver — Bloomberg Businessweek One Running Shoe in the Grave: New Studies on Older Endurance Athletes Suggest the Fittest Reap Few Health Benefits — The Wall Street Journal The Bookstore Strikes Back — Ann Patchett, in The Atlantic, on Parnassus Books 100 Notable Books of 2012 — The New York […]

Bangkok Pundit on Recent Anti-Government Protest in Thailand

One more item, following my last dispatch, to file under post-rally readings: some analysis from Bangkok Pundit.

Following up: A few Stories on Saturday’s Protest in Bangkok

As a follow-up to my previous post, I wanted to point out some stories on Saturday’s anti-government protest in Bangkok: Embedded above and on Youtube here is a BBC report. Bloomberg summed up: Thai anti-government forces called off a rally yesterday aimed at toppling Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra because of a poor turnout after clashes […]

Anti-Government Protesters to Rally in Bangkok Saturday

Map via The Nation. The AP reports: Thailand will deploy thousands of police officers and has invoked a special security law for an anti-government rally Saturday that is expected to be the largest since Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra took office in 2011 and that officials fear could turn violent. Authorities expect tens of thousands of […]

WSJ on Asia-Wide Trade Pact and TPP

Embedded above and online here is an interesting Wall Street Journal video segment on a proposed Asia-wide trade pact and the U.S.-backed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Story of the Day, Obama’s Connection to Myanmar Edition

The New York Times reports: When President Obama lands in Yangon on Monday, he will be the first sitting American president to visit the country now known as Myanmar. But he will not be the first Obama to visit. The president’s Kenyan grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama, spent part of World War II in what was […]

Stories of the Day, Panetta in Cambodia Edition

The AP says: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday that the U.S. would participate in three Southeast Asian military exercises next year. Panetta was in Cambodia for talks with his counterparts from 10 Southeast Asian nations in advance of President Barack Obama’s visit next week. The defense chief said the exercises will be a humanitarian […]

Story of the Day, U.S.-Asean Relations Edition

Following my post yesterday about President Obama’s upcoming Southeast Asia visit this weekend, I wanted share another story on U.S. engagement with the region. The Wall Street Journal reports today that U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta “has ordered the Joint Chiefs of Staff to review military ethics training in the wake of a series of […]

President Obama to Visit Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia

I wanted to point out a few stories ahead of President Obama’s upcoming Southeast Asia trip. Obama will be Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), and Cambodia from Saturday November 17 through Tuesday November 20. The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok provides details on Obama’s itinerary: In Thailand, he will meet with Prime Minister Yingluck to mark 180 years […]

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Obama to Visit Myanmar as Part of First Postelection Overseas Trip to Asia — New York Times Laos Dam Kicks Off Controversial Mekong Plans — Wall Street Journal Pardoned Thai-American speaks to the press on lese majeste — Bangkok Pundit Thai-American ‘wins election’ — Bangkok Post on Tammy Duckworth International reporting in the age of […]