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Why American presidents matter

The zeitgeist of the world is infused by the character of the US leader. Biden will bring back the civility and generosity that the American spirit is associated with.

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Saving democracy in countries for old men

What older politicians lack in idealism they can make up for in experience and wisdom, hopefully.

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‘Bidenomics’ will be a net plus for Asia

US economic policy will be less capricious, more predictable and more multilateral.

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Fixing Bollywood, in more ways than one

A promising actor’s suicide exposes Bollywood’s underbelly and the politics over India’s wealthiest state.

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US, China and the indelicate art of insults

Strong words are being hurled at each other but there is calibration in the cursing.

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Throwing the book

For someone who hates to read, Trump has inspired many authors.

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An India in retreat has implications

Buffeted by Covid-19 and setbacks on multiple fronts, India is turning inwards, which is bad news for its South-east Asian neighbours.

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Contemplating Shinzo Abe's record

Speculation is rife about who might be Japan's next PM as the incumbent struggles doggedly to fulfil his goals in trying times.

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American nightmare, but dream come true for some

Hardly anyone is writing off the possibility of Trump’s re-election; some who have been longing for America’s self-destruction are even praying for his win on Nov 3.

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Covid-19, US elections, Trump and a global tragedy

IN his 2016 Inaugural Address, United States President Donald Trump said: “For too many of our citizens, a different reality exists: Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted-­out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system, flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of knowledge; and the crime and gangs and drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealised potential. This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.”

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Asia doesn’t need an October Surprise

RECENTLY, as the United States aircraft carriers Nimitz and Ronald Reagan conducted war games in the South China Sea to strong protests from Beijing, Indian newspapers were reporting what appears to be a limited pullback by Chinese troops who had entered the disputed Galwan Valley in the Ladakh Himalayas in June, causing a fierce clash that saw the first loss of lives on the Sino-Indian border in more than three decades.

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