Commentary: Why Singapore is ripe for an electric vehicle revolution
But we first need to get our act together on pricing in the carbon costs of regular cars and provide more information on where ...Read more
Hong Kong Protests*
Commentary: Has the use of violence in Hong Kong’s protests backfired?
It is strong public consensus and widespread pressure, rather than violence, which have cajoled the Hong Kong government to ...Read more
Top Asia Pacific
Commentary: Kim Jong Un is using North Korea's nuclear capabilities for extortion
North Korea's blustery statements reflect the Kim regime's confidence and its perceived position of strength vis-à-vis the ...Read more
Commentary: China must make its huge domestic market size a source of growth
China must fundamentally transform its growth model and ensure the generation of greater income growth within its domestic ...Read more
Commentary: Sleep, not bad posture, explains neck pain
It's often said that "bad posture" can cause neck pain but science seems to indicate that other factors might be at play, says ...Read more
Commentary: Half a billion on Halloween pet costumes? The US’ out-of-control consumerism
The Palo Alto neighbourhood alone, where Silicon Valley’s tech stars live, is a sight to behold as local moguls try to outdo ...Read more
Commentary: Fears of a financial crisis around corner drive US Fed's rate cuts
The US Fed cut rates for the third time in as many months. This is practically unheard of in a strong economy, says Georgetown ...Read more
Commentary: The world's most powerful teenager? Facebook
The Instagram age has given rise to a new class — the “influencers”, who persuade their followers to buy and think in certain ...Read more
Commentary: Living with dementia, anguish and guilt plague families caring for loved ones
Families often learn to adapt to new physical needs, but are ill-equipped to deal with the emotional resolve the condition ...Read more
Commentary: What if governments and firms measure the one thing that matters most – carbon productivity?
Labour productivity is less important than you might think. People are not a finite resource, but allowable carbon emissions ...Read more
Commentary: How can I beat the curse of endless office emails?
Tired of that never-ending stream of work emails? We should not have allowed technology to doom us to endless distraction, ...Read more
Commentary: Here’s what youths say helped them cope with their parents’ divorce
Being told what is going to happen in advance helps children make sense of their changing family situation, says expert Susan ...Read more
Commentary: Will killing Islamic State leader Baghdadi give Trump a boost in the polls?
Some believe that presidents can boost their approval ratings by waging wars abroad, but such boosts are often short-lived, ...Read more
US China Relations
Commentary: The problem with a Phase One US-China trade deal
Any Phase One agreement between the US and China regarding trade and currency will hurt more than help in addressing one of ...Read more
Commentary: Why are we playing chicken with global recession risks?
There are now several geo-economic games of chicken playing out. Failure to compromise would lead to a collision and a global ...Read more
Commentary: Britain rolls the dice with a snap election in December
The threat of a no-deal Brexit has merely been delayed, not removed, says an the University of Nottingham's Chris Stafford.Read more
Spotlight on Malaysia
Commentary: Jho Low’s fantastic Houdini disappearing act
Jho Low may be a simple Penang boy who thirsts for greater things. Malaysia is just too small for him, says James Chin.Read more