Adults in the Room is the title of the memoirs written by Greece’s former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis. In the book, Varoufakis describes the negotiations he conducted with the Eurogroup and … Continue reading Theresa May’s Poisoned Chalice
Vox recently published an article, written by David Roberts, titled “We overanalyse Trump. He is what he appears to be“. In it, Roberts discusses the concept of a “theory of … Continue reading Rationalising the Irrational
I technically have exams coming up, but having studied the whole day, I am clearly in no shape for any more revision. Besides, nothing can really stop me from writing… … Continue reading Irrationalising the Rational
This was not a blog post that I had intended to write at this juncture in time. What was in the queue was an overview of Thai politics. Instead, it … Continue reading Chaotic Orthodoxy
Rex Tillerson initially seemed like a solid pick for Secretary of State. Yes, he had received an odd medal from Putin, of all people, and yes, he had no experience … Continue reading Rock Bottom for Foggy Bottom
Illiberal Democracy “Acta est fabula, plaudite.” These, according to the Roman historian Suetonius, were the last words of Augustus Caesar: “The play is over, applaud as I exit”. Augustus, of … Continue reading An American Autocracy?
In the waning months of 2016, a row erupted in Thailand’s always combustible online scene. Strangely enough, the source of controversy was a music video, produced by the Tourism Authority … Continue reading Towards Thailand 4.0