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In October 1939, when World War II was just beginning, Winston Churchill, in a radio broadcast, described Russia as "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." Today, the same can be said of North Korea, which continues to defy the world with its nuclear and missile programs, despite biting United Nations sanctions.
 
Hong Kong will select a new leader on Sunday in a vote skewed toward Beijing that has once more opened up the city's political divisions.
 
Many nations have seen themselves as the center of the world, but multilateralism is the only way forward.
 
If you weren't too glum to notice, Monday was International Day of Happiness. Unfortunately it wasn't going to cheer up anyone in Thailand, which ranked 32nd among the 155 countries covered.
 
As the EU turns 60 amid a divorce from Britain and other midlife crises, the question is increasingly not how it can bounce back, but how it can survive.
 
After the wave of globalization following the end of World War II, a series of recent events suggest that the tide may well be turning. International trade as a proportion of global gross domestic product has stopped growing in the last decade.
 
As the largest trade partner of many countries and regions in Asia-Pacific, China is rather influential in the region and one cannot imagine any cooperative economic or trade arrangement without China.
 
On free trade, globalization and multilateral organizations, the United States has done an about-face on international engagement, calling the vaunted "Washington consensus" into doubt.
 
The Indonesia-Korea Business Summit 2017 held in Jakarta recently should not only have provided Indonesia with a good opportunity to attract investments but also to learn about economic modernization from South Korea.
 
Reality is catching up with President Donald Trump.
 
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