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‘The Donald’ has trump cards

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign had always been expected to crash, but these pundits continue to be stumped and such predictions have proven wrong before.

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Asean alive and well at 100?

It is tempting to consider what Asean would be like in another 50 years, even though some may still not understand it in its first 50.

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One deal, many interests

Critics of the Iran nuclear deal cite many reasons against it, but they forget it is more than just about Iran or nuclear issues.

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Losing to terror by default

Instead of choosing win-win opportunities, some countries are still opting for lose-lose situations against international terrorist threats.

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An unfinished business

AS another year comes to a close and the next one begins, official bean counters will again be aggregating the policy gains alongside the losses.

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Losing the ‘war on terror’

No effort against terrorism can work when it refuses to understand the root causes, especially when it actually encourages more widespread and endless violence.

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Trigger-happy or just proud?

As an informal coalition against terrorism in Syria began to build, a single act suddenly transforms the situation to benefit regime change and more chaos.

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Myanmar at the starting gate

Far from Myanmar’s election last weekend being the end of a long struggle for democracy and development, it is only the beginning for all concerned.

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Putting economics first

Despite Britain’s role as the closest US ally, its leaders have surprised the world by surging forward in relations with a rising China.

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Old habits die hard

Even in fighting a universal war against terrorism, major powers can still find occasion to compete at great cost to those caught between them.

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Towards closer ties

President Xi Jinping’s first state visit to the United States may mean vastly improved China-US relations, with key agreements signed ahead to mark the occasion.

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Invasions have effects

Many Western officials cannot fully understand a humanitarian crisis like today’s refugee exodus when they have lost sight of their own humanity.

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