Category Politics

For a few (million) Dollars more

The Supreme Court spelled out how Thaksin’s actions as prime minister helped his corporate empire. His government’s policies and actions and his telecom empire’s frequent moves to seek state leniency or assistance were too intertwined to be ignored.

Obama's New Deal in Southeast Asia

Barack Obama aknowledged yet another break with his predecessor's foreign policy when he began his first presidential trip to Asia. There have been concerns that the U.S., the world's biggest economy, and other nations might turn inward as they grapple with the worst global financial crisis in decades. News that the U.S. would participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, joining Chile, New Zealand, Singapore and Brunei, was announced in Tokyo and Singapore, drawing applause at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.