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2017/07/06 | Gary Wilson

Book Review: A New History of the Holocaust

Drawing on 25 years of research, 'The Holocaust: A New History' offers a new major treatment of the Holocaust that traces events in their entirety from their origins to their horrifying conclusions. Gary Wilson praises Laurence Rees for this eminently readable account, which offers definitive insight into this appalling history.

2017/07/05 | Kirsten Han

To Sue or Not to Sue: Defamation and Double Standards in Singapore’s Family Feud

'The prime minister has indicated that he might still sue his siblings, depending on what they continue to say in public. It's now become an exercise in seeing how far the siblings can go before they reach his limit, but would it really be to our benefit to see a lawsuit?'

2017/07/04 | Yuan-Ming Chiao

Landmark Decision on ‘Gay Conversion Treatment’ in China

In a decision welcomed by LGBT activists, a Chinese court has ruled in favor of a man forced to undergo conversion treatment.

2017/07/04 | Bert Chapman

US Concern Over the Rise of Chinese Military Power

Concern over the strength and readiness of the U.S. military in relationship to China and other strategic threats has become more apparent in U.S. strategic analysis.

2017/07/04 | Ashok Sajjanhar

Will the Qatar Crisis Engulf India As Well?

The range and depth of India’s Gulf interests and its rapidly expanding political, economic and strategic profile means that India will have to engage more vigorously with upheavals in this crucial region.

2017/07/04 | Kerry Brown

Hong Kong 20 Years After the Handover: Locked in Stasis

A decade after the handover of Hong Kong in 1997, most analyses were positive. A further 10 years has elapsed. How is Hong Kong doing now?

2017/07/03 | Agence France-Presse

Singapore's Family Feud Moves from Facebook to Parliament as PM Fronts

In a rare move, the prime minister called for a debate in parliament after the attacks on Facebook against him and his wife Ho Ching.

2017/07/03 | Edward White

Q&A: Susan Finder Deconstructs the Chinese Court System

'It is still a court system with Chinese characteristics but the idea is to have a more competent court system for the millions of cases that are not political.'

2017/07/03 | Linh Tong

Vietnam is Churning Out 300 New Startups a Day

Vietnam has seen almost 40,000 new startups with a total registered investment of US$17 billion in the first four months of 2017 alone.

2017/07/03 | Purnendra Jain.

Japan, India and China Facing Off in Africa

India’s links with Africa go back to the early 20th century, when India was an active supporter of African independence and anti-colonial movements. Japan’s links with Africa are more recent and focus on aid and investment. Japan was a pioneering Asian nation in establishing a Japan–Africa forum in 1993 through the Tokyo International Conference on African Development.

2017/07/01 | Edward White

Hong Kong Activists Urge Mass Protest amid ‘Whole New Level of Intimidation, Violence’

Democracy activists, alleging police brutality and widespread harassment from pro-Beijing thugs, have called on Hong Kongers to take to the streets this afternoon.