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Thai jailed for monarchy insults

Thai jailed for monarchy insults | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A Thai man is jailed for 20 years for sending text messages to an aide of ex-PM Abhisit Vejjajiva that were deemed offensive to the royal family.
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China’s Trouble with the Neighbors

China’s Trouble with the Neighbors | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
China’s “good neighbor” policy is under unprecedented pressure; indeed, it is at its nadir since the Cold War’s end.
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The End of the Innocents

The End of the Innocents | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

By the time Jim Thompson reached his cramped corner of the temporary U.S. legation in Thailand each morning in 1946, a small crowd had already formed waiting to see him. In the soupy, humid air, they squatted on their haunches, chewing sour mango slices and dried pork skins, waiting for their savior, the best-connected intelligence man in Indochina, a man unaware that he would soon be among the last of a dying breed -- a lone idealist in an increasingly power-hungry, militarized CIA that would never be the same again.

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