Geopolitics

Geopolitics

Why Asia should worry about Middle East risk

SINGAPORE (Jan 10): The new year began with shocking developments in the Middle East.

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Top Iranian commander killed in US airstrike on Trump orders

(Jan 3): A US airstrike in Iraq ordered by President Donald Trump killed one of Iran’s most powerful generals in a provocation that risks escalating a growing conflict with the Islamic Republic.

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Obama is more worried about these three things than missing nukes

SINGAPORE (Dec 16): Political polarisation, climate change and social media are three trends that keep former US president Barack Obama “up at night”.

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Singapore says fighter jet unit on Guam is sign of 'trajectory'

(Dec 9): Singapore’s agreement to establish a fighter jet training detachment on Guam “sets the trajectory” in which the city-state sees itself in partnership with the US, its defence chief said.

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Focus on Hong Kong-Singapore link misses point, says Temasek CEO Ho Ching

(Oct 29): The focus on Hong Kong people and money moving to Singapore misses the point -- there is an outflow of talent and funds from the city to centres all over the world, Ho Ching, head of the

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Singapore sees cash starting to flow from turbulent Hong Kong

(Oct 25): More than four months of unrest in Hong Kong is proving to be a blessing for Singapore, a long-time rival to the title of Asia’s pre-eminent financial centre.

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Indonesia's Jokowi picks main rival Prabowo, Gojek founder Makarim for Cabinet

(Oct 22): Indonesian President Joko Widodo asked the nation’s opposition leader and the founder of its biggest startup to join a revamped cabinet as he puts the Southeast Asian nation on a path to

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Trump warns Erdogan not to be 'tough guy' or 'fool,' seeks deal

(Oct 17): President Donald Trump wrote a letter to Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan calling on him to “work out a good deal!” and warning him not to be a “tough guy” or “fool.”

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Giant on the move

SINGAPORE (Oct 14): Last December, ahead of the presidential election, Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and his running mate Ma’ruf Amin presented nine “missions” as part of their ambitiou

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Turkey says its military will cross Syrian border 'shortly'

(Oct 9): Turkey said its military will cross the border with northeast Syria “shortly”, aiming to push back Kurdish militants days after the US said it wouldn’t stand in the way.

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