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NAM original coverage, youth media stories and ethnic media articles on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. For more information on NAM's coverage on these issues, contact Andrew Lam at alam [at] newamericamedia [dot] org.

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Thailand Has Reached Political Fork In the Road

New America Media, News analysis, Andrew Lam, Feb 16, 2014

BANGKOK -- At a recent rally here denouncing the caretaker government of Yingluck Shinawatra and her Pheu Thai party, Nga Nguyen, a Vietnamese tourist, looked down from the overpass of the Asok train station at thousands of protesters and shook her head. "Vietnam has no democracy, and Thailand is throwing it away," she said. "It makes you wonder if it's a real democracy at all."

U.S. Challenges China's Power in Pacific Region

New America Media, News analysis, Andrew Lam, Nov 25, 2011

Liệu Việt Nam là đối trọng mới của Mỹ với Trung Quốc?

New America Media, News analysis, Thi Lam, Sep 03, 2010

LTS: Lâm Quang Thi là cựu Trung Tướng Quân Lực Việt Nam Cộng Ḥa và tác giả của quyển Hai Mươi Lăm Năm Thế Kỷ: Hồi kư của một Tướng Lănh Miền Nam từ Chiến Tranh Đông Dương đến Ngày Sàig̣n Sụp Đổ và gần đây, Hỏa Ngục An Lộc: Cuộc Xâm Lăng dịp Phục Sinh 1972 và Trận Chiến Cứu Việt Nam Cộng Ḥa. Nguyên văn Anh ngữ bài b́nh luận dưới đây của ông đă xuất hiện trên phần tin quốc tế của website New America Media ngày 8 tháng 9 năm 2010.

Thai Civil War Cannot be Won by Bullets and Tear Gas

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, May 19, 2010

Here’s a crucial lesson for the current Thai regime. It’s far easier to gun down peasants armed with bamboo spears, slingshots and Molotov cocktails on the streets of Bangkok than it is to win the hearts and minds of the increasingly restless peasantry that make up the majority of the country.

Philippine Elections Marred By Violence, Technical Bugs, News Report, Katherine Evangelista,; Christine O. Avendano, Philippine Daily Inquirer , May 10, 2010

Ten people died as a result of violent incidents in the Philippine elections on Monday. But military officials said this year's presidential polls was turning out to be the “most peaceful” that the country has seen if compared to the last two elections.

computer glitch in voting machines

Philippine Elections to Go Forward, Despite Computer Glitch

New America Media, Video, Odette Keeley, Video by Min Lee, May 08, 2010

Regina Reyes of ABS-CBN International-The Filipino Channel explains why Filipino American voters don't want this Monday's presidential elections in the Philippines postponed -- despite technical malfunctions with the country's computerized voting machines.

Is Iran a Nuclear Danger? Don’t Believe It!

New America Media, News Analysis, William O. Beeman and Behrad Nakhai, May 05, 2010

In advance of this week’s UN Security Council Meeting on nuclear non-proliferation, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton seemed be gearing up for a fight, declaring on “Meet The Press” that Iran violates the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. But Clinton is mistaken. There is no proof whatsoever that Iran is engaged in nuclear weapons production.

Doll Diplomacy Part of SF and Japan's Checkered History

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Apr 29, 2010

Dolls to - and from - Japan became tokens of diplomacy between the US and Japan. They're part of an exhibit at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Curator Melissa Rinne and writer Alan Pate tell the story.

vietnam and betrayal

Thirty Five Years After The War, Betrayal is Vietnam's Story

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Apr 28, 2010

The Vietnam war ended April 30, 1975 and since then much has changed in Vietnam. The poor-rich gap has widened and corruption is rampant. Many who won the war feel equally betrayed as those who were defeated 35 years ago.

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