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A Humble Submission 27 Jun 2016 | 12:33 AM

Lessons from the EU referendum

THE United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a historic referendum last week.

Making Progress 05 Apr 2017 | 1:05 AM

Brexit and the global liberal order

Those who support Brexit have been cheering this moment and billed it a return of "sovereignty". However, many forget the good the EU has done.

Making Progress 11 Jun 2016 | 1:28 AM

Europe’s migrant crisis and lessons from Malaysia

Two weeks ago, I was invited by the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe Party (ALذE) and the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD) to attend the bi-annual ALDE-CALD Summit.

Making Progress 22 Nov 2017 | 7:05 AM

Imperilled nation states

The nation state is actually a fairly recent construct. Throughout history, our maps have always comprised of microstates, empires and city-states. For example India before independence was actually a confederation of 565 princely states and colonial territories.

Making Progress 03 Jun 2017 | 10:32 AM

The unraveling of the post world war two order

Two weeks ago, the President of the United States of America (US) Donald Trump embarked on his maiden overseas visit since assuming office in January 2017.

Making Progress 17 Nov 2016 | 1:10 AM

Containing Populism: Stability in a time of upheaval

I have written extensively about the rise of far left and far right movements in the United States (USA) and Europe and their impact on politics in their regions and beyond.

Making Progress 19 Jan 2017 | 8:36 AM

Why minorities matter

IN the past year, we have witnessed political, social, economic and cultural upheaval with a common thread being a push back against immigration and more specifically minorities in countries that have long termed themselves liberal democracies.

A Humble Submission 20 Oct 2014 | 7:30 AM

Referendum for the people

Referendum is an important democratic mechanism.

Making Progress 02 Aug 2017 | 11:24 PM

The value of political stability

It is better to stick with a tried and tested political movement and appreciate the value of political stability.

Making Progress 27 Feb 2017 | 5:55 AM

Political discourse in the age of fake news and alternative facts

"Alternative facts" was a phrase used by U.S. Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway during a NBC Meet the Press interview on January 22, 2017, in which she defended White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's highly questionable statement about the attendance at Donald Trump's inauguration as President of the United States.