Geopolitics

Geopolitics

Political flashpoints could hurt Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE (July 22): With major elections in India, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines over, talks resuming between North Korea and the US, President Donald Trump calling off a military strike

Geopolitics

US' economic blockades not unlike an act of war

(July 8): US President Donald Trump has based his foreign policy on a series of harsh economic blockades, each designed to frighten, coerce and even starve the target country into submitting to US

Geopolitics

Wealth managers head to Singapore as China concerns dim Hong Kong's lure

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE (June 28): Some foreign wealth managers are scrapping plans to open offices in Hong Kong in favour of Singapore, as the rich begin to move funds from the Chinese territory where

Geopolitics

Trump becomes first US leader to enter North Korea, meets Kim

(June 30): The US and North Korea agreed to restart stalled nuclear talks after Donald Trump became the first sitting American president to set foot in North Korea.

Geopolitics

Trump puts sanctions on Iranian supreme leader, other top officials

WASHINGTON/RIYADH (June 25): US President Donald Trump targeted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top Iranian officials with sanctions on Monday, taking a dramatic, unpreceden

Geopolitics

Aung San Suu Kyi's reckoning not just the Rohingya, but the economy too

SINGAPORE (June 24): On June 19, cyclists wearing shirts emblazoned with Aung San Suu Kyi’s picture biked around Mandalay.

Geopolitics

Aung San Suu Kyi's reckoning not just the Rohingya, but the economy too

SINGAPORE (June 24): On June 19, cyclists wearing shirts emblazoned with Aung San Suu Kyi’s picture biked around Mandalay.

Geopolitics

Myanmar: The long game

Euphoria and expectations were high after Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy swept to power in 2015.

Geopolitics

No solution in sight to Rohingya crisis

SINGAPORE (June 21): Kutupalong refugee camp, Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh: It is hot and humid now in Bangladesh, more so in the coastal city of Cox’s Bazaar, which boasts the longest stretch of beach

Geopolitics

Trump again downplays Iranian attack after navy drone shot down

(June 21): President Donald Trump downplayed Iran’s attack on a US Navy drone in the Persian Gulf that escalated regional tensions and fuelled a surge in oil prices, suggesting a “loose and stupid”

Be informed of the stories that matter

Subscribe

Be informed of the stories that matter