Editors' Pick

A survey titled, " State of Southeast Asia: 2019"  by the Asean Studies Centre (conducted between November 18th and December 5, 2018, and released on January 7, 2019) at the think-tank, Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute, came up with some interesting findings. The sample size of the survey was over 1,000 and consisted of policymakers,...

State of Southeast Asia: 2019 – Scepticism & Hope

A survey titled, " State of Southeast Asia: 2019"  by the Asean Studies Centre (conducted between November 18th and December 5, 2018, and released on January...

Interesting Times for Guyana; Curse of the Crude

Guyana holds the status of one of the poorest nations in Latin America and the western hemisphere. With a population of fewer than 800,000...

Don’t Say Bolsonaro is Just Like Trump. He is Much, Much...

The recent inauguration of Jair Bolsonaro as Brazil’s president had sharpened attention on the trend towards right-wing populism in Latin America, drawing parallels to...

The INF Treaty Crisis Creates an Opportunity for a US-less Europe

The world is yet again shocked by the US decision to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. President Donald Trump demanded...
The origin of free trade agreements between the USA and EU can be traced back to the rift between the two following the end of the Cold War. The first attempt made was the Trans-Atlantic Free trade agreement, but owing to the success of General Agreement on Tariff and...
In burying the hatchet, with his one time foe, Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohammad exhibited immense pragmatism. An arrangement has been worked out, according to which Mahathir would step down and pave way for Ibrahim Mahathir has been equally pragmatic in his approach towards China, while taking some tough...
While Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin were busy gathering for a high-profile summit in Helsinki on Monday, a far less publicized meeting between two other world powers was simultaneously held in Beijing. The twentieth EU-China summit was maybe less attention grabbing but is still significant in its own...
Among the many predicted ill impacts that the protracted trade war between the U.S. and China will have on the global trade and supply, the silver lining lies in the fact that China now needs markets to absorb its products, which were earlier being absorbed by its biggest trading...