There has been widespread speculation about the incoming U.S. administration's policy and overall take-it-or-leave-it attitude toward the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
When it comes to dealing with the Rohingya, a beleaguered Muslim community living in Myanmar, it seems both the formerly ruling military junta, and the present civilian setup under Aung San Suu Kyi, have a similar approach.
Having information tailored for us makes us feel in control, but at the same time, we are giving up control over what we consume, and whom we love and fight for.
Like a thief in the night, the burial of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos took us all by surprise. Even the people in Ilocos Norte, or at least the correspondent I heard on TV, said the first inkling that something may be happening was that a helicopter or helicopters had landed near or at Imee Marcos' residence early Friday morning.
Midway Through his tenure, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared war against black-money holders. On Nov. 8 he declared that currency notes of 500 and 1,000 rupee denomination were no longer legal tender.
Authoritarian regimes and dictators around the world must feel vindicated by the just concluded presidential race in the United States, the one-time champion of liberal democracy that had the habit of exporting if not imposing its political system and the accompanying values to the rest of the world.
Since the day Iraqi soldiers fled, dropping their uniforms and weapons, and the region came under ISIS control two years ago, hardly a day goes by without a news report regarding Mosul appearing in the media.1 Comment
On the morning of Nov. 9, I became Christopher Columbus. I discovered a new America.
It's the crucial question in Syrian politics: Is there a third way? Is the choice really between the barbarism of the violent jihadis and the repression of President Assad? Aren't there any alternatives?
In January this year, I was honored to be asked by British Prime Minister Theresa May to be the first-ever U.K. trade envoy for Taiwan. The prime minister's instructions were clear -- support economic growth by building on the U.K.'s already strong relations with Taiwan, maximize bilateral trade, and generate real and long-term economic benefits for both markets.