President-Elect Donald J. Trump–TIME 2016 Person of The Year


December 9, 2016 President-Elect Donald J. Trump– TIME 2016 Person of The Year by  Michael Scherer Photographs by Nadev Kanser for TIME Person of the Year 2016: Donald Trump Even for Donald Trump, the distance is still fun to think about, up here in his penthouse 600 ft. in the sky, where it’s hard to … Continue reading

Trump, Taiwan, and a break in a long tradition


December 9, 2o16 Trump, Taiwan, and a break in a long tradition by Jeffrey A. Bader  https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2016/12/03/trump-taiwan-and-a-break-in-a-long-tradition/ The news that President-elect Trump has spoken by phone to Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen as part of the series of congratulatory calls on his election heightens concerns about Trump’s foreign policy deftness. There are serious risks posed by … Continue reading

The Conspiracy to save Najib


December 8, 2016 The Conspiracy to Save Najib by John Berthelsen@www.asiasentinel.com In an extraordinary twist, a new Malaysian website has conflated George Soros, Tony Blair, former US Vice President Al Gore, the “Clinton team,” the aristocratic Rothschild family,  Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy chief Andrew McCabe, former golfing buddy and US President Barack Obama, UK … Continue reading

Najib Razak: Own Up to Reality and Resign


December 8, 2016 Najib Razak: Own Up to Reality and Resign by Stephen Ng@www.malaysiakini.com COMMENT Now that the cat is finally let out of the bag, what else does Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak have to say about China’s involvement in bailing out 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) from the US$6.5 billion sought for by the … Continue reading

To UMNO Leadership–Don’t Use Singapore Malays for your Politics


December 8, 2016 To UMNO Leadership–Don’t Use Singapore Malays for your Politics by Mohsin Abdullah (received via email) The first ever Singapore’s Malay Brigadier General, Ishak Ismail, who is also the Commander of Sixth Army Division(left in the picture) In wanting to garner support of the Malays and thus to cling on to power, UMNO … Continue reading

Farewell to the West


December 7, 2016 Farewell to the West by Joschka Fisher@Project Syndicate Now that Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States, the end of what was heretofore termed the “West” has become all but certain. That term described a transatlantic world that emerged from the twentieth century’s two world wars, redefined the international … Continue reading