Joseph Thomas

Abuse of “Rights Advocacy” Continues in Thailand


Recently, Thailand-based media platform, Voice TV, faced a seven day ban after violating licencing agreements and multiple counts of misconduct. Various articles, including those published by local English-language newspaper…

Singapore Bigot Granted Asylum in US: A Taste of Things to Come


Singaporean Amos Yee fits the description of virtually every foreign-backed agitator used to target and undermine political orders worldwide as part of…

Hong Kong: Anglo-America’s Struggling Foothold in China


Prominent American propagandist Howard French recently published a lengthy editorial in the Guardian titled, “Is it too late to save Hong Kong from Beijing’s authoritarian grasp?,” in which he attempts to buttress an otherwise…

Amnesty’s Abuse of Rights Advocacy


Alleged human rights advocacy organisation, Amnesty International, has had several of its recent reports called into question regarding the very real possibility that its “advocacy” work is nothing more than politically-motivated…

Singapore’s Total Defence Policy Provides a Regional Model


Singaporean Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen reiterated the importance of the city-state’s policy of Total Defence. In his statement coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the British surrender of the island to Japanese forces in 1942…

Regime Change and Continuity of Agenda: Trump Adviser Now Chairs NED


While supporters of recently elected US President Donald Trump believe steadfastly that among other things, his administration will role back what has been essentially…

The Problem with Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index


Transparency International puts out what it calls the “Corruption Perceptions Index.” It is an annual index it claims “has been widely credited with putting the issue of…

US Set to Expand South China Sea Conflict


Triumphalism followed the election of US President Donald Trump, particularly among those opposed to US foreign policy under US President Barack Obama. In particular, hope was rekindled that America would withdraw from the many…


Myanmar Mass Murder Made in America


The Southeast Asian state of Myanmar has recently become the epicentre of an expanding humanitarian crisis. But because the current government of Myanmar is headed by a regime favoured by American and European interests, little…

China is Building a Navy to Displace, Not Defeat the US in Asia


In many ways, China’s socioeconomic and military influence in Asia has already balanced a long-lopsided equation of geopolitical power in the region. The social and economic stability brought by the rise of China along with…

Is the US Positioning Itself for Military Presence in Myanmar?


The governments of the United States and United Kingdom have spent decades and millions of dollars creating the political opposition fronts that constitute support for Myanmar’s new (and first ever) State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi…

Trump’s Taiwan Phone Call Gaff No “Accident”


President-elect Donald Trump’s “accidental” phone conversation with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen was neither a gaff nor a decision Trump and his advisers unilaterally made. It is merely the latest evolution of US foreign policy…

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