Economic Affairs: Misguided tariffs and mismeasured trade

"Remember, I am a tariff man," declared US President Donald Trump in December, in a dark warning of what he would do if he...

Britain must come up trumps on Brexit

If 10 Downing Street needed a reminder that it must move swiftly to close the deal on Brexit, it arrived in the form of...

The super-rich want higher taxes. Politicians, economists are beginning to agree

The recent European Union parliamentary elections saw populist, nationalist, anti-globalist and anti-establishment parties continue to draw votes away from traditional centrist governing parties. This...

Fixation on academic qualifications will be hard to break

Q It is a person's ability that counts, not his academic qualifications. How true is this?A Labour economists have, for a long time, sought...

Fake videos – the bigger unseen threat

LONDON • She looked either drunk or hallucinating. Her speech was slurred, and she struggled to finish each sentence.A recent three-minute video clip of...

The significance of Tiananmen Square

The 30th anniversary of the crackdown on the Tiananmen Square protests tomorrow provides a moment of introspection for China and its interlocutors. To many...

Shangri-La Dialogue: Blind spots in America’s Indo-Pacific strategy

At the 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Summit in Hanoi, United States President Donald Trump articulated a vision of America's commitment to the safety,...

The dirty truth about China’s rare earth threat

Hit by US tariffs and the blacklisting of Chinese telecoms equipment supplier Huawei, Beijing recently found a way to send a threatening trade message...

Shangri-La Dialogue: Lee Hsien Loong on why US and China must avoid path of...

Welcome to Singapore and to the 18th edition of the Shangri-La Dialogue. The view from Singapore and South-east Asia. Our world is at a turning point....

Shangri-La Dialogue: South-east Asia’s cautious embrace of the Belt and Road Initiative

This weekend, defence ministers and senior officials from the region and beyond will be meeting and sharing views at the IISS-Shangri-La Dialogue, a summit...

A third party solution to US-China tech war?

The main show in the US-China trade battle has begun. President Donald Trump recently stopped Chinese telecom giant Huawei from selling into the US...

Sydney train line makes tracks despite teething problems

One of Australia's biggest ever public transport projects - a A$7.3 billion (S$7 billion), 36km driverless train line - has finally opened in Sydney,...

Making NUS and NTU great Singapore universities

Singapore can rightfully be proud of its universities being among the top ranked in the world.According to the Times Higher Education ranking, the National...

Singapore gets serious about gaming

Singapore entered the serious business of gaming with the announcement last week that it will be hosting the first Asian edition of gamescom next...

What are Liverpool FC, Joseph Schooling doing on TikTok?

Ahead of this morning's Champions League finals, Liverpool uploaded a number of videos announcing the team's arrival in Madrid for their game against Tottenham...

How I came to have a Daenerys moment in my life

I had a Daenerys moment a few weeks ago.For the uninitiated, Daenerys Targaryen is one of the main characters from the HBO series Game...

The day Christian fundamentalism was born

For many Americans, it was thrilling to be alive in 1919. The end of World War I had brought hundreds of thousands of soldiers...

Portrait of the artist as a hostage of his success

The scene played out for years. Twice a week, in the late afternoon, above the Shun Lee Chinese restaurant on the Upper West Side...

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