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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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Identity politics during Covid-19

Moving forward, we need to reimagine our post-pandemic societies in the world, region and in Indonesia.

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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.