The Trump-Russia Story Is Coming Together. Here’s How to Make Sense of It


November 24, 2017 The Trump-Russia Story Is Coming Together. Here’s How to Make Sense of It By Bill Moyers and Steven Harper, Moyers & Company http://billmoyers.com/story/trump-russia-story-coming-together-heres-make-sense/ Trump and the Russian Connection Editor’s Note: The news is coming so fast and furious, from so many sources and in so many fragments, that it takes more than … Continue reading

A South China Sea Code of Conduct: Is Real Progress Possible?


November 24, 2017 A South China Sea Code of Conduct: Is Real Progress Possible? A closer look at steps toward finalizing a long-anticipated Code of Conduct. by Lee YingHui https://thediplomat.com/2017/11/a-south-china-sea-code-of-conduct-is-real-progress-possible/ The COC was never meant to solve the sovereignty disputes in the South China Sea.   At the recently concluded 31st ASEAN Summit Meetings in … Continue reading

A Rejoinder: The View From Seoul: Trump’s Visit and the ‘Illusion of Achievement’


November 23, 2017 A Rejoinder: The View From Seoul: Trump’s Visit and the ‘Illusion of Achievement’ Beneath the positive headlines, Trump’s visit reinforced South Korea’s U.S. dilemma. By Clint Work   https://thediplomat.com/2017/11/the-view-from-seoul-trumps-visit-and-the-illusion-of-achievement/ U.S. President Donald Trump’s brief visit to Seoul, the shortest leg on his East Asia tour, and his address at the South Korean National … Continue reading

Foreign Policy: South Korean Perspective on Trump’s Visit to Asia


November 23, 2017 South Korean Perspective on Trump’s Visit to Asia by Joonhyung Kim@www.asiasentinel.com   “America First” is fundamentally different from pursuing national interests. In essence, it is tough diplomacy that has no regard for means and methods in pursuit of interests, changing anything that is disadvantageous to the US, regardless whether the opponent is … Continue reading

Dr Mahathir and Kit Siang deflected Tough Questions at Youth Forum in Petaling Jaya


November 23, 2017 Dr Mahathir and Kit Siang deflected Tough Questions at Youth Forum in Petaling Jaya by  Muzliza Mustafa@www.themalaysianinsight.com THOSE who attended a youth forum in Petaling Jaya last night were unhappy with how Dr Mahathir Mohamad and former nemesis Lim Kit Siang answered their questions. They said the Pakatan Harapan chairman and DAP … Continue reading

How to Build an Autocracy


November 22, 2017 How to Build an Autocracy by David Frum The preconditions are present in the U.S. today. Here’s the playbook Donald Trump could use to set the country down a path toward illiberalism. It’s 2021, and President Donald Trump will shortly be sworn in for his second term. The 45th President has visibly … Continue reading