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Double standards as norm

Many countries can do a lot better than look to the rich and powerful among them which observe only the law of the jungle.

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Davos one more time

After more than four decades, the World Economic Forum has been established as an institution and like an entrenched institution it has begun to creak uncomfortably.

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Multipolarity sets in

The world looks more confusing today because of growing democracy among nations, with power shared more widely instead of being concentrated in one or two hyper-powerful countries.

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Old whines in new bothers

Asean will continue to be important for South-East Asia, at least for as long as countries in this region remain beset with old challenges – as new ones emerge.

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Party in full swing

Despite early speculation over China’s new leadership lineup, the reasonable result still surprised many.

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Will history be repeated?

ROBERT Mugabe’s dramatic fall from grace as Zimbabwe’s strongman is only part of a vast, unfolding tapestry.

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Will history be repeated?

ROBERT Mugabe’s dramatic fall from grace as Zimbabwe’s strongman is only part of a vast, unfolding tapestry.

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Mr Trump goes to Asia

Many issues await Trump the novice guest and visitor in East Asia, but he only needs to stay on message and not fluff his lines.

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The 'fire' next time

MAY 23 was a watershed for the Philippines and international terrorism. But the times have changed considerably since.

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Sea claims not well grounded

Territorial claims on the South China Sea by China the regional behemoth may be overdone, but expectations of the ease of settling the various disputes are also overblown.

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Same-same, but different

After much talk of changes in German politics amid undercurrents of ditching the current government, the status quo still holds considerable sway for now at least.

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The delusion of power

Look what Aung San Suu Kyi’s party victory in Myanmar’s election has made her now – ineffective and discredited, exactly what the military wanted.

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