GLOBAL AFFAIRS

GLOBAL AFFAIRS

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  1. Seoul's ties with Tokyo have remained icy due to bitter disputes over history and territory

    Commentary: New spats open all too familiar wounds between South Korea and Japan

    As South Korea and Japan picks a fight, don't expect Washington to care, says Robert E Kelly, professor at the Pusan National University.
  2. A man poses with a smartphone in front of displayed Whatsapp logo in this illustration

    WhatsApp targets fake messages ahead of India mega-election

    WhatsApp launched a hotline Tuesday allowing Indians to flag rumours circulating ahead of the upcoming election, a major concern in a country ...
  3. Whatsapp India

    Commentary: India's 'WhatsApp election' will fuel the misinformation blame game

    The misuse of WhatsApp has been connected with at least 30 incidents of murder and lynching, Philippa Williams and Lipika Kamra point out.
  4. Soaring demand for durians in China is being blamed for a new wave of deforestation in Malaysia with

    Commentary: Durians, blockchain and politics - inside the choppy world of Chinese investors in Malaysia

    The Chinese business community in Malaysia has weathered the storm of politically charged public sentiment since the Pakatan Harapan swept into ...
  5. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump at the start of their historic summit

    Commentary: Here’s how Trump can avoid getting outmanoeuvred in second summit with Kim Jong Un

    If the US is prepared to be flexible, calling off the US-South Korea military drills could be a massive carrot, says Steven Borowiec.
  6. U.S. President Donald Trump attends the 12th East Asia Summit in Manila

    Commentary: US policy in Asia heads from bad to worse

    This year could end up being a far bigger watershed in US policy towards Asia, says Sheila A Smith at the US Council on Foreign Affairs.
  7. Supporters cheer behind him as Trump holds a rally with supporters in an arena in Youngstown, Ohio

    Commentary: Is the populist tide finally retreating?

    Populism sits uneasily with the trend of growing support for globalisation and immigration, says Professor Joseph Nye at Harvard.
  8. The OECD worries about trade conflicts hurting the world economy

    Commentary: The sorry state of the world economy

    Data released by World Bank paints a sad picture of the global economy’s short-term prospects but bright sparks remain in the developing world, ...
  9. China clocked its slowest annual economic growth in nearly three decades, as it deals with massive

    Commentary: When will China achieve quality growth?

    As the external environment becomes shakier and more hostile, the prospects for China’s economic restructuring seem bleak, say Professors Andrew ...
  10. A snow-covered sign is seen in front of the congress centre, the venue of the World Economic Forum

    Commentary: Here's what an effective World Economic Forum looks like

    Here are three suggestions from Allianz's Chief Economic Adviser Mohamed A El-Erian to ensure more World Economic Forum participants get involved ...