Hillary Clinton Looks Back in Anger in What Happened


September 19, 2017 Annals of Politics September 25, 2017 Issue Hillary Clinton Looks Back in Anger (and Frustration Too) She talks about Trump, Comey, collusion, “deplorables,” and the power of sexism. By David Remnick@www.newyorker.com The cover of the magazine’s post-election issue, had Clinton won. “I felt that I had let everyone down,” she recalls. “Because … Continue reading

Technology–The Liberator and Great Equalizer, says Dr. Bakri Musa


September 19, 2017 Technology–The Liberator and Great Equalizer by Dr. M. Bakri Musa, Morgan-Hill, California The challenge for Malays and non-Malays in this global era is to cultivate an open mind because the alternative means depriving yourself of new opportunities.–Dr. M Bakri Musa Modern technology, specifically digital, brings us to the outside world, and it … Continue reading

The China Puzzle


September 18, 2017 SundayReview Editorial   Steve Bannon, the former presidential confidante, was as apocalyptic as ever about China on the eve of his trip to Hong Kong. The man who had all but declared “economic war” with China in earlier interviews said to a Times reporter, “A hundred years from now, this is what … Continue reading

Conflict in Myanmar: War, Politics, Religion


September 18, 2017 Book Review: Conflict in Myanmar: War, Politics, Religion Nick Cheesman and Nicholas Farrelly (editors) (ISEAS Publishing) by Jonathan Liljeblad* Jonathan Liljeblad is a senior lecturer at the Swinburne Law School, Swinburn University of Technology. Conflict in Myanmar: War, Politics, Religion (Nick Cheesman and Nicholas Farrelly, eds.) is the most recent output of … Continue reading

A Bit of History for The Donald


September 18, 2017 The Talk of the Town August 27, 1973 Issue Notes and Comment–A Bit of History for The Donald By Richard Harris http://www.newyorker.com Nixon’s Farewell in 1974–The President opened China resigned in disgrace over Watergate. But he was pardoned by President Gerald Ford. On foreign policy, he and Henry Kissinger brought tragedy to … Continue reading

Rethinking Southeast Asian Economic Diplomacy


September 18,2017 Rethinking Southeast Asian Economic Diplomacy by Henry Wai-chung Yeung, NUS http://www.eastasiaforum.org In today’s global economy of cross-border production networks, the need to understand the changing ways in which the state and firms work together has become even more pressing. While the state plays an important role in supporting these production networks, it is … Continue reading