FEATURE: One year of Trump - Trepidation, then relief for Asia

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The snub from his TPP withdrawal still stings but overall,  the US leader is not as bad as feared.

Asia expected the worst, but thankfully President Donald Trump did not live up to these expectations.

Why are we blind to Inequality?

The concept that human beings should be equal is very old. It was the fight against injustice and inequality between the French royalty and the citizens that drove the 18th century intellectual Jean-Jacques Rousseau to write “Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.”

OPINION: Unbecoming an aid worker

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - There was much to observe, criticise and complain about in the provision of post-earthquake aid

FEATURE: Nehru-Gandhi family: A dynasty in decline


NEW DELHI (The Straits Times/ANN) - The Nehru-Gandhi name no longer carries the political weight that it did in India's past.

In 1977, India's former prime minister Indira Gandhi travelled to Bihar state where nine Dalits, formerly known as untouchables, had been killed by a gang of upper-caste men.

EDITORIAL: Thailand army shoots itself in the foot

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Report that absolves military officials of any guilt over death of cadet has serious credibility issues

Re-thinking Development

Given massive social divisions and the disruptions from technology, what is the new development model? 


Should Asians be financial leaders or followers?

Hong Kong this week celebrated the breaking of the Hang Seng Index 30,000 level, poised to break the peak of 31,958 set on October 30, 2007 that was the last hurrah before the global financial crisis.  

Earlier last month, the US Treasury published the third of its reports on the US financial system, with the aim of unwinding much of the tough financial reforms enacted in the post-crisis decade on banking, capital markets and asset management and insurance.

EDITORIAL: The delicate art of balancing China and US


BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - What thailand can learn from singapore’s foreign policy nuances.

Searching for Development4.0

As we go through the fog of modernity, confused by threats of war, toxic politics, terrorism, tech- led job disruption, natural and human disasters, what is the right development model going forward?

OPINION: Painful days as media grapples with disruption

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - ​Like others abroad, The Straits Times is facing up to a new media age, by focusing, collaborating and growing its reach.

The purple $1,000 Singapore bill in a corner of the smart book cover caught my eye.