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2017/10/28 | Sheryn Lee
President Tsai's Ballot Box Balancing Act
Like most incumbents, Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen is experiencing mid-term polling blues, but the erosion of identification with either of the two major parties should be greater cause for concern.
2017/05/11 | Justin Hugo
School’s Out: How Singapore Keeps University Reserved for the Elites
[OPINION] The Singapore government is shutting out most Singaporeans from universities while keeping the door wide open to foreigners.
2016/12/03 | Edward White
Taiwan’s Opposition Questions Value of Trump-Tsai Phone Call
The conversation, which took place on Friday, is thought to be the first time a president or president-elect of the United States has directly talked to the leader of Taiwan since 1979.
2017/05/25 | Kirsten Han
Singapore, It Is Time for Answers on Operation Spectrum
[OPINION] It’s high time that documents related to Operation Spectrum were declassified, and an independent Commission of Inquiry held, argues Kirsten Han.
Taiwan's Political Revolution and China's Challenge
Donald Trump and Taiwan’s president aren’t China’s biggest long-term ‘Taiwan issue’ challenge, argues Courtney Donovan Smith.
2016/11/11 | Charles Santiago
Lessons in Trump's Victory for the Opposition in Malaysia?
It was anger and total distrust against the establishment that got people to vote Trump as their next president. Malaysia can learn from that, writes opposition MP Charles Santiago.
2016/08/12 | James Laurenceson
ANALYSIS: Australia Blocks Chinese Investment on 'National Security'
An Australian expert says the Ausgrid decision will hurt Australia-China relations.
2017/09/14 | Greg Raymond
This is the End: Thailand's Shinawatras Era Draws to a Close
The political transition brought on by the end of the Shinawatra era could be more important for everyday Thais than the royal transition.
Welcome to Thailand, Kingdom of Fear (and Favor)
How has Vajiralongkorn forged new alliances and eliminated enemies and critics in order to consolidate his reign?
2016/12/03 | TNL Staff
Trump and Tsai Make Historic Phone Call
Commentators believe the event is likely to “infuriate” China’s leadership.
2017/04/27 | Jeffrey Hutton
Coldplay, Ahok and Fixing Jakarta
To make progress in Jakarta, it won’t be enough to simply say: 'I will fix you.'
2016/10/14 | Edward White
Mixed Views on Thailand’s Outlook after King’s Death
What does the death of Thailand’s revered king mean for people who oppose the military junta that controls the country?
2016/10/26 | Daniel Worker
Trumpism in Europe
'Thanks to a litany of outright lies and nationalist flag-waving, a majority of Brits were convinced it was possible to wind back time to the glory days of the empire'
Hong Kong Handover: The Rise of Military-Style Youth Groups
'If they knew their kids were entering those organizations to become ideological, many of those parents, I would say, would withhold.'