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Why Asia should worry as Nov 3 draws nearer

IN about four months, Americans will elect their president. Predictions vary on whether incumbent Donald Trump can win a second term. Whatever the results, however, the effects of the US electoral politics that can impact Asia are already emerging.

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The problem with toppling statues

Instead of pushing historical figures off their pedestals, consider what Singapore did during its bicentennial year to deal with Stamford Raffles’ place in its history.

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What's behind Duterte's U-turn on scrapping US defence pact

Philippines realises it needs VFA protection as the Covid-19 pandemic continues.

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Good government in these troubled times

A good government in these troubled times should be dexterous with diplomacy, so it could skillfully navigate the country in the vortex of international politics.

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US and China: On dangerous path to collision

Risks mount as Trump grows ever more desperate as presidential election looms.

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Joe Biden through Asian eyes

FORMER Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders endorsed Joe Biden’s presidential campaign on Monday, encouraging his progressive supporters to rally behind the presumptive Democratic nominee in an urgent bid to defeat President Donald Trump.It’s time to cast an Asian eye on Biden. Here is what we know.No stranger to Asia

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Why Trump’s peace plan matters to rest of Asia

US President Donald Trump’s peace plan may be targeted at the Middle East but it matters for the rest of Asia too.

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Towards Asia’s most dangerous decade

Asia today has half of the world’s middle class and some two-thirds of the world’s great urban agglomerations. More Asians live under some form of democracy, imperfect as many of them doubtless are, than any other region in the world.

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Playing it forward in Hong Kong

Beijing’s integrationist vision and Hong Kong protestors’ demand for a Western-style democracy illustrate a central dichotomy which needs to be addressed.

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Migrating Nepalis behaving high and mighty...

Never having been subject to British rule, Nepal’s historical trajectory has been quite different from its South Asian neighbours.

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Of football and the 'fairer sex'

The return fixture between Cambodia and Iran in Phnom Penh next March presents an opportunity to assess the current state of affairs for the women of the Southeast Asian country and its neighbours.

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Seeking happiness the Bhutanese way

The loud message, ultimately, is that human development needs a higher goal – beyond GDP.

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