Geopolitics

Geopolitics

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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North Korea fires sub-based missile after resuming US talks

(Oct 2): North Korea fired what appeared to be a submarine-based ballistic missile off its eastern coast Wednesday in an escalation that came just hours after saying it would resume stalled nuclear

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Trump vows US 'locked and loaded' if Iran was behind attacks

(Sept 16): President Donald Trump said the US is “locked and loaded depending on verification” that Iran staged the attack on major Saudi Arabian oil facilities, an assertion already made by his se

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Jokowi wants Indonesia's new capital modeled on Silicon Valley

(Sept 4): Indonesia’s new capital city will be modeled on Silicon Valley, a base for tech and creative companies, besides hosting the government apparatus, according to President Joko Widodo.

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Jokowi to announce new Indonesia capital to replace Jakarta

(Aug 26): Indonesian President Joko Widodo will announce the site of the country’s new capital on Monday, ending months of speculation about the location of the new city to replace Jakarta as the a

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Veteran diplomat talks about trade war, complexity, Asean and more

SINGAPORE (Aug 16): Retired diplomat Bilahari Kausikan gave a wide-ranging talk on Indo-Pacific concept on Friday morning at the Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute.

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Trump, in praising Xi, links Hong Kong protests to trade war

(Aug 15): President Donald Trump made what seemed to be an overture to the Chinese leader Xi Jinping in a series of tweets on Wednesday night that linked the protests in Hong Kong to the continuing

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Hong Kong assets turn toxic as trade war, protests cloud outlook

SINGAPORE (Aug 12): Investor anxiety is visible just about everywhere in Hong Kong’s markets as recession warnings and escalating protests strain sentiment to breaking point.

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Current turmoil gives Hong Kong best chance for reforms since 1997 handover

SINGAPORE (Aug 12): Political reforms in Hong Kong, held up by endless debate, have become an urgent necessity.

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Hong Kong protesters look to shut down city; Flights cancelled

(Aug 5): Hong Kong protesters looked to shut down the city with a general strike on Monday after a ninth straight weekend of unrest triggered by Beijing’s tightening grip over the financial hub.

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