Commentary

Japan’s Russia dilemma

Japan’s Russia dilemma

For Japanese leaders and citizens, President Vladimir Putin’s brutal annexation of Crimea was an unsurprising return to the normal paradigm of Russian history. Indeed, most...

Nurturing a culture of conviction

Nurturing a culture of conviction

Singapore celebrates its 50th year of independence next year, but what it means to be Singaporean continues to be a topic of discussion and debate.

The Gulf states’ widening gulf

The Gulf states’ widening gulf

United States President Barack Obama visited Saudi Arabia last week at a critical moment for the country. Its recent decision to withdraw its Ambassador to Qatar has revealed...

Bringing China’s robber barons to justice

It is great that Chinese President Xi Jinping is pouncing on former security chief Zhou Yongkang. By seizing assets worth an estimated US$14.5 billion (S$18.3 billion) and...

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