Biography of the Author Steven R Okun

Steven R Okun

Contributor to CNA, Asia's leading English-language news platform.

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  1. US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden

    Commentary: To avoid another spectacle, rules of US presidential debate must change

    The first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden was a disaster. The next one needs to have stronger safeguards against Trump’s ...
  2. US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden

    Commentary: Trump will get beaten by Biden by millions of votes but plans to win anyway

    A second Trump term via the Electoral College process alone has potential for devastating consequences, especially if Trump does so by hijacking ...
  3. U.S. President Trump holds news conference in Washington

    Commentary: Donald Trump aims to win the US election, one way or another

    To win again, Donald Trump attacks both Joe Biden and mail-in voting, say Steven R Okun and Thurgood Marshall Jr.
  4. A WeChat logo is displayed on a mobile phone as a woman walks past as she talks on her mobile phone

    Commentary: WeChat ban a formidable weapon in US-China trade war

    The hawks in Donald Trump’s administration are on the ascent. Do not expect the US to u-turn on this march towards a harsher stance on China, say ...
  5. biden obama

    Commentary: Ticket against Donald Trump in White House race missing boldest choice

    Given her huge personal popularity, political savviness and role in the Obama-Biden Administration and campaigns, there's no better choice for VP ...
  6. U.S. President Trump leads daily coronavirus response briefing at the White House in Washington

    Commentary: Could Donald Trump not run for re-election?

    With riots in the streets and the COVID-19 death toll rising, Trump doubles down on his 2016 anti-establishment strategy. But the odds are stacked ...
  7. President Donald Trump, who initially downplayed COVID-19, has oscillated between stressing the

    Commentary: Trump fights a two-front war on the coronavirus

    To lead the US to victory in the pandemic war, US President Donald Trump's language is as important as his orders, says Steven Okun and Thurgood ...
  8. At rallies, the US president repeatedly encourages the crowd to boo and heckle journalists covering

    Commentary: Imagine holding the US elections during a COVID-19 outbreak

    It will be tough to replicate the Singapore model of containing the virus in the US, says Steven R Okun and Thurgood Marshall Jr.
  9. US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un talk before a meeting in the

    Commentary: Will a US president facing impeachment manufacture a foreign policy crisis?

    Donald Trump will soon be the third US President impeached. Does that mean he might engineer a foreign policy crisis to distract the American public?
  10. FILE PHOTO: New York Mayor Bloomberg prepares to speak to reporters after his meeting with U.S. Vic

    Commentary: Michael Bloomberg for US President? Only possible in a year like 2020

    If Michael Bloomberg does get in the race under this scenario, buckle up for what undoubtedly will be a wild ride, says Steven Okun.