Europe sleeps as Putin waits

In the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine, there has been no shortage of shameful behaviour: The appalling disrespect shown to the remains of...

What CPF reform should achieve

What CPF reform should achieve

Earlier this week saw a lively discussion on reforming the Central Provident Fund or CPF at a forum organised by the Institute of Policy Studies. Several ideas have been thrown...

When terrorists have drones

A very small airplane rose over the Gaza Strip last week. It entered Israeli airspace and sped towards the coastal city of Ashdod. Then a Patriot missile blew it up.

Five challenges for Joko Widodo

Joko Widodo, the reform-minded Governor of Jakarta, was elected as Indonesia’s seventh President in a bitterly-fought election that marks the first time the country will have a...