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Seeking happiness the Bhutanese way

People and organisation in many countries around the world claim to have adopted Bhutan’s human development vision of Gross National Happiness (GNH).

Is the future truly Asian?

This is a question that is at the heart of the tensions across the Pacific. To Parag Khanna, author of The Future Is Asian, the answer is almost self-evident. However, if you read his book carefully, you will find that he thinks global power will be shared between Asian and Western

New chapter emerging as East meets West again

And so we have come to the end of the End of History.

ASEAN's march into the digital economy

ASEAN was born literally out of the ashes of colonialism and the Vietnam War. It started as a security pact, but gradually evolved into an economic and financial community that is not yet a cultural common, mainly because of its celebrated diversity.

A question of fair play

Around this time last year, Malaysians were on an emotional roller coaster that ranged from excitement, nervous hope, disappointment to unexpected joy. But it was all good because they were rooting for the same thing: their athletes to win Olympic and Paralympic gold.

Make code of conduct negotiations count

In 1986, the then Philippine President Corazon Aquino met with China's paramount leader Deng Xiaoping to discuss the South China Sea issue.

September 9, 2017
September 9, 2017

Rohingya crisis: A concern for the region

Myanmar, on its part must, realise that blaming all the current atrocities on the so-called terrorists and claiming that its security forces had nothing to do with the crimes committed, in spite of unvarying accounts of thousands of refugees to the contrary, is neither credible nor helpful in solving the situation.

September 7, 2017
September 7, 2017

A very Singaporean dilemma in picking a president

Singaporeans will head to the polls to pick a new president on September 23. Or maybe not.

August 26, 2017
August 26, 2017

ASEAN's march into the digital economy

ASEAN was born literally out of the ashes of colonialism and the Vietnam War. It started as a security pact, but gradually evolved into an economic and financial community that is not yet a cultural common, mainly because of its celebrated diversity.

August 20, 2017
August 20, 2017

A question of fair play

Around this time last year, Malaysians were on an emotional roller coaster that ranged from excitement, nervous hope, disappointment to unexpected joy. But it was all good because they were rooting for the same thing: their athletes to win Olympic and Paralympic gold.

August 13, 2017
August 13, 2017

Make code of conduct negotiations count

In 1986, the then Philippine President Corazon Aquino met with China's paramount leader Deng Xiaoping to discuss the South China Sea issue.

July 24, 2017
July 24, 2017

Bearing the burden of undefined privileges

The sentencing of two editors to one-year jail terms in the southern Indian state of Karnataka for alleged breach of legislative privilege draws into focus the role of the press in reporting activities of lawmakers.

July 15, 2017
July 15, 2017

Trade is key in ASEAN-India ties

India's Republic Day, celebrated on January 26, is the occasion that New Delhi picks to showcase itself to the world.

July 10, 2017
July 10, 2017

After 16 years, 9/11 Truth Movement fights on

The plea has come against a backdrop that a lot of people, including a vast number of Americans themselves, were not aware that it was the third skyscraper which came down on that day, a few hours after the Twin Towers were completely destroyed.

June 17, 2017
June 17, 2017

Can the world hold Duterte to account?

Against the illegal drugs trade in his country, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has let slip the dogs of war — and the havoc includes thousands of dead Filipinos, most of them poor.

June 4, 2017
June 4, 2017

New ways to deliver good journalism

When Pope Francis met United States President Donald Trump last month at the Vatican, he urged him to be a man of peace.