Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Aung San Suu Kyi, the embattled State Counsellor of Myanmar, recently formed a committee aimed at creating economic development in Rakhine State. The committee, known as the Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development in Rakhine (UEHRD) was...
This is the second piece in a two-part special series on US President Donald Trump’s trip to Asia. You can read more on the first piece on "Trump in Asia: Making America Great in Asia?" here. US President Donald Trump’s marathon...
ASEAN is a unique institution with unique sets of opportunities and challenges. Its sheer ability to rally a group of nations that are socially, politically, and economically diverse should not go unmentioned in history books. However, it has consistently...
As Singapore gears up for the ASEAN chairmanship in 2018, the wider international community watches with immense interest to see what this spells for one of the fastest growing, yet increasingly turbulent regions. It is perhaps useful to consider...
With a steady and undeniable increase in the frequency of missile-testing by the North Korean regime, 2017 has been ballistic in more than one sense of the word. More problematic than its quantity, the quality (i.e. success rates) of...
Two weeks after his inauguration, South Korean president Moon Jae-in (pic) unprecedentedly sent his special envoy to ASEAN. He also announced that his government would bring its relations with ASEAN up to the level of the four major powers...
The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye is a great graphic novel. In it, an imaginary cartoonist draws his homeland Singapore – a tiny island city-state defined by multiple languages, rampant economic success and repressive politics. As if to prove life imitates...
After six years of major foreign policy effort, it is clear Obama failed in his Pivot to Asia. "y almost every measure, America is a better, stronger place than it was when we started," declared US president Barack Hussein Obama...
2017 is a year of celebrations for both the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU). It is the 50th anniversary of ASEAN, born in 1967, as well as the 60th anniversary of the creation...
As U.S.-China rivalry in the South China Sea is ringing alarm bells in littoral Southeast Asian nations, with fears rising that Donald Trump’s administration could tilt the region’s delicate balance towards conflict. China has recently expanded its strategic footprint on...

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