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THE YEAR AHEAD 2018

The policies of Trump administration committed to putting America first are likely, in Asia at least, to result in America being put last. Photo: Reuters

Kevin Rudd | The Trumping of Asia

4 min read . 01 Jan 2018
Since taking office in 2012, Chinese President Xi Jinping has pursued a large-scale anti-corruption campaign, which constrained and even eliminated potential political rivals, thereby enabling him to consolidate his power swiftly. Photo: Reuters

Minxin Pei | Xi Jinping unbound?

4 min read . 01 Jan 2018
Democracy has a spirit, not just a form; and today’s level of polarization is inconsistent with it. Photo: Bloomberg

Tony Blair | Revolutionary centrism

4 min read . 01 Jan 2018
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