Worthwhile reading from other sites – 2019

Year 4 of the not so new look rascott.com – and here are some of the articles, features and reports that I am reading and that you might also find interesting:

May 2019

‘I’ve become very isolated’: the aftermath of near-doomed QF72 SMH

The strongmen strike back Washington Post

FA Cup final result: Man City flex their muscle to leave helpless Watford trailing in their wake The Independent

City’s domination has been bought – and they’re paying the price Irish Times

What went wrong inside Boeing’s cockpit? BBC

Unrelenting Repression in the UAE Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

A Thai mother’s long fight for justice over 2010 deadly crackdown Al Jazeera

Political divisions reign in Thailand East Asia Forum

Why is Fifa playing ball with the Saudi World Cup plan? FT

Thailand’s King Rama X – from pilot prince to powerful monarch Reuters

The Uber I.P.O. Is a Moral Stain on Silicon Valley New York Times

April 2019

Thailand Prepares for First Coronation in Seven Decades VoA

When Christians Are Under Attack, Muslims and the Left Need to Defend Them The Intercept

Unpredictable Britain? This is just the start FT

I was a strong Brexiteer. Now we must swallow our pride and think again Open Democracy

Old guard can’t halt the turning tide  Bangkok Post

Thailand’s Junta Targets Opposition Leader, Flexing System Rigged in Its Favor NYT

Consistency the key to Watford’s rise from relegation tips to best of the rest The Guardian

Six months on: How Jamal Khashoggi’s death changed Saudi Arabia forever Middle East Eye

ET302 crash report, the first analysis Leeham news and analysis

Thailand: After the Election Asialink – the University of Melbourne

Between Two Boeing Crashes, Days of Silence and Mistrust NYT

March 2019

After an ineptly rigged election, Thailand’s junta will cling to power Economist

In Test of Boeing Jet, Pilots Had 40 Seconds to Fix Error New York Times

The Brexit farce is about to turn to tragedy FT

Theresa May is taking a hideous Brexit gamble FT

Thailand’s March 24 vote will not matter Al Jazeera

How Thailand Became the World’s Last Military Dictatorship The Atlantic

The 10 personas of Donald Trump in a single speech Washington Post

February 2019

The week that shook Thai politics – and what comes next The Guardian

The military junta’s scheme for Thailand’s election is back on track The Economist

Home-coming: LAGOS Vice News

Thailand election: Princess Ubolratana and the party power play BBC

Case of Hakeem al-Araibi becomes a battle for the soul of sport Guardian

January 2019

Qatar ready to make history in Asian Cup … but the world is not watching Guardian

Hong Kong from the skies – in pictures Guardian

Lunar eclipse 2019: super blood wolf moon – in pictures Guardian

The Malign Incompetence of the British Ruling Class New York Times

How Thailand’s Generals Rule by Numbers and the Stars New York Times

The Saudi Government’s Global Campaign to Silence Its Critics The New Yorker

Blockchain’s Occam problem McKinsey

Airline Automation Triggers Intensified Debate Over Safety WSJ

The Global Battle over Subsidies for Money-Losing Airlines Wolf Street

New clouds gather on Thailand’s electoral horizon Asia Times