World politics

There is a high possibility that India will soon be the most influential sea power in the Indian Ocean. Photo: AFP

Countering China in the Indo-Pacific

4 min read . 17 Jun 2018
US President Donald Trump (R) with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) and surrounded by other G7 leaders during a meeting of the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada. Photo: AFP

The final nail in the G7 coffin

3 min read . 12 Jun 2018
Donald Trump’s denial of his unpopularity was mirrored by the ‘not my president’ rallies. Photo: AFP

The year of being in denial

4 min read . 18 Dec 2017
The hysteria surrounding the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is based on the fact that too much store is laid on Donald Trump baiting, not enough attention is paid to what he said. Photo:
Although the BRICS declaration in Xiamen deplores the test conducted by North Korea, it emphasizes a peaceful settlement through a ‘direct dialogue of all parties concerned’. Photo: AP

BRICS: From a big bang to a whimper

4 min read . 11 Sep 2017
China President Xi Jinping can’t appear to be bowing to US President Donald Trump, and vice versa. This standoff could roil Asian markets caught in the crossfire. Photo: AP

A bubble in political risks, too

4 min read . 18 Aug 2017