TITLE

Return to Paradise

AUTHOR(S)
Kurlantzick, Joshua
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
New Republic;9/19/2005, Vol. 233 Issue 12, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Offers a firsthand look at the island of Phuket in Thailand. Report that Phuket is a popular tourist destination; Impact of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Phuket; Discussion of the economic recovery of Phuket after the tsunami; Response of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to the tsunami disaster; Comparison of Shinawatra to United States President George W. Bush's response to the disaster of Hurricane Katrina; Report that Shinawatra created a national committee to develop a better early-warning system; Ways in which Phuket revived its tourism economy after the tsunami.
ACCESSION #
18222800

 

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