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MEDIA ALERT: Iranian man involved in Bangkok blast, a day after attacks on two Israeli embassies

February 14th, 2012, Media Alerts

An Iranian national injured five people, including himself, after throwing a grenade at Thai police. The attack comes one day after a bomb exploded at an Israeli embassy in India and another one was defused at the embassy in Georgia.

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Duncan McCargo

March 8th, 2011, Academia, Activist/Humanitarian, Asia, English, Europe, Europe, Leeds, Media, Thai, UK, War and Conflict


Duncan McCargo is professor of Southeast Asian politics at the University of Leeds. He has a visiting affiliation at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University, and is an associate fellow at New York’s Asia Society. McCargo is best known for his work on the politics of Thailand, on which he is one of the world’s leading scholars. McCargo’s research has covered electoral politics, the political role of the media, the military and politics, the career of Thaksin Shinawatra, and most recently the ongoing insurgency in Southern Thailand, where he done extensive fieldwork.

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Farish Ahmad-Noor

March 1st, 2011, Academia, Asia, Asia, Author/Novelist, Civil Society, English, French, Indonesian, Journalist/Commentator, Religion, Singapore, Singapore, Terrorism, War and Conflict


Dr. Farish A. Noor is Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University; where he is part of the research cluster ‘Transnational Religion in Southeast Asia’.

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David Andelman

Editor, World Policy Journal

July 14th, 2010, Asia, Business and Globalization, Defense and Security, English, Europe, French, International Relations, Iraq, Journalist/Commentator, Media, New York, North America, Think tank/Research center, USA, War and Conflict


David A. Andelman is the Editor of World Policy Journal and President of the Overseas Press Club. He is former Executive Editor of, and correspondent for The New York Times.

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Carool Kersten

Lecturer in Islamic Studies, King's College London

June 24th, 2010, Academia, Algeria, Arabic, Asia, Author/Novelist, Civil Society, Dutch, English, Europe, Indonesia, London, Malaysia, Migration and Integration, Morocco, North Africa and Middle East, Religion, Thailand, Tunisia, UK

Carool Kersten

Dr. Carool Kersten’s is a lecturer in Islamic Studies at King’s College London. His areas of expertise include contemporary Islam and current affairs in the Muslim world, Islam in Southeast Asia and modern Muslim thought. He has a particular interest in liberal Islam, alternative Islamic discourses and the work of progressive Muslim intellectuals.

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Crisis intensifies in Thailand

May 13th, 2010, Media Alerts

BANGKOK, THAILAND: A Thai army general who backs anti-government protests is shot after a deadline passes for renegade troops to cease their protest in Bangkok.

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