• Thailand’s Deja-Coup

    May 30, 2014

    I have a long essay on the background to, short-term causes of, and prospects of, the recent Thai coup, in The Diplomat, with a cut-down version in The Conversation. The purpose of these pieces is to explain to the general reader why another coup has happened and, for those more interested in the detail, to […]

  • Thai Junta’s Censorship Extends Beyond the Kingdom

    May 30, 2014

    I am co-organising a public panel discussion at SOAS on the recent Thai coup next Tuesday. The Thai embassy tried to get the SOAS Thai Society to cancel the event. We refused. Yesterday I wrote a response to the events, which attracted a lot of interest on Twitter; it’s published today in Prachatai, and it’ll […]

  • Ukraine: Notes on a Crisis Made in the West

    May 27, 2014

    Last week I was in Izmir, Turkey for the 2nd European Workshops in International Studies, and I was asked to join a roundtable discussion on Ukraine and its implications for “security governance” in Europe. In preparing my contribution I found it quite difficult to find critical accounts of the crisis that adequately acknowledged the West’s […]

  • Monocle 24, 26 May 2014

    May 27, 2014

    I appeared on Monocle 24 last night to discuss the Thai Coup, Shinzo Abe’s schemes to circumvent Japan’s pacifist constitution, and land grabs in Myanmar. You can listen to the segment here, about 35 mins in.  

  • China-Vietnam conflict in the South China Seas

    May 15, 2014

    I was interviewed by BBC News Vietnamese service on 9 May about the recent placement of a Chinese oil rig in waters claimed by both China and Vietnam. Below is the interview transcript, which includes a follow up question today about the anti-Chinese violence inside Vietnam. You can read the story (via a somewhat ropey […]

  • Monocle 24, 5 May 2014

    May 8, 2014

    I appeared on Monocle 24 again on Monday to discuss the Typhoon Haiyan recovery in Tacloban, China’s growing ties with African states, and protests by the Flight Attendants’ Union over Cathay Pacific’s new uniform. You can hear the segment here, about 44 minutes in.

  • The Ruling Elite of Singapore

    May 5, 2014

    My review of Michael D. Barr’s The Ruling Elite of Singapore has been published in ASEASUK News no. 55 (spring 2014), 17-19. You will shortly be able to read the review here. In the meantime, here it is: MICHAEL D BARR The ruling elite of Singapore: networks of power and influence London: IB Tauris, 2014 […]

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