English soccer mourns after Ehiogu's death

Soccer Apr 22, 2017

English soccer mourns after Ehiogu's death

Soccer mourned the untimely death of former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu on Friday, with England's national team manager Gareth Southgate paying tribute to a "colossus," friend and true gentleman. Ehiogu, who worked as under-23 coach for Tottenham, collapsed at the North London ...

Commentary Apr 22, 2009

A violent warning for Thailand's urban elites

by Tom Plate

LOS ANGELES — Until recently (before all the rioting, violence and assassination plotting) Thailand would not have appeared to be a deeply troubled society. Generally speaking, Thais were, as endlessly advertised, scintillatingly smiley, and the country as a whole — vast rolling expanses of ...

Commentary Mar 4, 2009

China fuels Sri Lankan war

by Brahma Chellaney

Sri Lanka, the once self-trumpeted "island of paradise," turned into the island of bloodshed more than a quarter-century ago. But even by its long, gory record, the bloodletting since last year is unprecedented. The United Nations estimates that some 1,200 noncombatants are getting killed ...

Commentary Jan 22, 2009

China plays maritime chess

by Brahma Chellaney

The start of Chinese patrols in the pirate-infested Gulf of Aden is intended to extend China's naval role and presence far from its shores while demonstrating, under United Nations rules of engagement, a capability to conduct complex operations in distant waters. Today, taking on pirates ...