Sunday, 11 June 2017

America is unable to admit it will become No. 2 to China

That is a problem and partially why Trump happened, says Prof Kishore Mahbubani, dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, in a wide-ranging interview with Mr Nathan Gardels, editor-in-chief of The WorldPost.

How the Western media gets the Korean crisis wrong

It is one more reason for Singaporeans to be wary of Western narrative on Asian issues.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Saudis' feud with emirate has 22-year history rooted in gas

Saudi Arabia's excommunication of Qatar has been brewing since 1995, and the dispute's long past and likely lingering future are best explained by natural gas.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Civilisational states like China are less prone to populism

Societies in Asia, too, are undergoing transformation, but civilisation-states bound by an idea of common ancestry - such as China, Japan, S. Korea, Vietnam - will be less prone to populist pressures.