BOOK REVIEW: The General vs. The President


November 13, 2017 BOOK REVIEW The General vs. The President by https://www.asiasentinel.com/book-review/the-general-vs-the-president/ President Harry S Truman with General Douglas MacArthur Harry S Truman ascended to the presidency of the United States on April 12, 1945, a plain-spoken career politician and product of the political machine of Boss Tom Pendergast in Kansas City. It is clear … Continue reading

American Foreign Policy Endangered


November 13, 2017 The Economist American Foreign Policy Endangered America’s global influence has dwindled under Donald Trump https://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21731132-presidential-tour-asia-cannot-hide-fact-america-has-turned-inward-hurting-itself A presidential tour of Asia cannot hide the fact that America has turned inward, hurting itself and the world A YEAR ago this week Donald Trump was elected president. Many people predicted that American foreign policy would … Continue reading

Strongmen have a new playbook for consolidating power


November 13, 2017 Strongmen have a new playbook for consolidating power by Dr. Fareed Zakaria https://www.arcamax.com/politics/fromtheleft/fareedzakaria/s-2016462 NEW YORK — The news out of Saudi Arabia has been startling. A country famous for its stability to the point of stagnation is watching a 32-year-old crown prince arrest his relatives, freeze their bank accounts and dismiss them … Continue reading

Portents of transactional diplomacy in US–Southeast Asia relations


November 12, 2017 Portents of transactional diplomacy in US–Southeast Asia relations by Alan Chong, Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore In the wake of three Southeast Asian prime ministers’ visits to the Trump White House, a new pattern of diplomatic communication appears to be taking shape — transactional diplomacy. It is well … Continue reading

Political ignorance a dangerous Folly or a Bliss


November 12, 2017 Political ignorance a dangerous Folly or a Bliss by Dean Johns@www.malaysiakini.com As the citizens of virtually countless formerly democratic countries ranging from UMNO-BN’s Malaysia to Zanu-PF’s Zimbabwe have learned to their terrible and apparently eternal cost, popular ignorance of political chicanery and corruption can start as mere foolishness and end up as … Continue reading

India’s Responses to the Complex Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar


November 12, 2017 Number 404 | November 9, 2017 ANALYSIS India’s Responses to the Complex Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar By Baladas Ghoshal The recent massive refugee outflow of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh has created a humanitarian crisis and international outrage. United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, accused Myanmar of carrying out … Continue reading