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Following the U.S. election results the past week, I've been having many conversations with friends and family with regards to Hillary Clinton's defeat to Donald Trump.
 
Unless freedom of expression and media liberty are guaranteed in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi and her ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) will never be able to realize the long-held dream of genuine democracy.
 
President Donald J. Trump -- not many outside the United States thought they would be uttering those words. Indeed, the shock from his stunning victory is probably greater in the rest of the world than it is in America. After all, almost half of Americans voted for him.
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Even before the triumph of Donald Trump, it was said that the next president of the United States would not be able to be as globalization friendly as Barack Obama.
 
Americans are already crying hoarse about how bad Donald Trump will be for the United States. But if his attitude on climate change persists, and he walks away from U.S. commitments, then his presidency will be bad for the whole world.
 
European leaders have rushed to congratulate Donald Trump on his victory in the United States presidential election. But behind reassuring pledges that the Europe and the U.S. "will remain strong and close partners on trade, security and defense" -- as British Prime Minister Theresa May put it -- Europeans remain in a state of deep shock by the turn of events and deeply apprehensive about a future they no longer understand or are able to predict.
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How much of a game-changing impact will Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent visit to Bangladesh, 30 years after the last such visit, have on politics of the region and beyond?
 
Political surveys can be counterproductive to democracy.
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I was going to write about disruptive technology but the whole week was taken up with the disruption that Donald J. Trump did in upsetting the U.S. establishment by winning the presidential elections.
 
One morning last week, while I was having breakfast at a roadside hotel, I heard the owner unleashing a volley of foul language at a child who was working as a waiter.
 
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