The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see. So the late British Prime Minister and famed orator, Winston Churchill, is once supposed to have said.
Singaporeans will head to the polls to pick a new president on September 23.
Or maybe not.
When Pope Francis met United States President Donald Trump last month at the Vatican, he urged him to be a man of peace.
As you read this, thousands of business and government leaders will be making their way to Switzerland - by plane, road, rail, or even helicopter - for an annual meeting to discuss the world's most pressing concerns.
One newspaper called him a “most unlikely pretender to high office”, a “dunderhead” with a “big mouth”, known for his “scattershot, impulsive style”.
The shock waves triggered by Britain's decision to quit Europe continue to reverberate around the world, including here in Asia.