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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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, ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. The WTO forecast 4.4 percent growth in global trade volume this year and a more moderate four

    Commentary: Honesty and courage needed in politics as global growth slows

    Nations will find it impossible to reduce risks or meet global challenges on their own, says one observer.
  8. Online shopping Singapore

    Commentary: What taxation for the digital age ought to consider

    Taxing businesses based on revenue rather than income will result in an intolerably heavier tax burden for enterprises with low profits and high ...
  9. Donald Trump delivers an address from Oval office on Jan 8, 2019

    Commentary: US foreign policy comes under fire

    Trump’s foreign policy will come under increasing pressure this year after the Democrats gain control of the House, says Joseph Nye.
  10. Afghan Interior Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar speaks with reporters in Kabul

    Commentary: The man who might become Afghanistan's next President

    Mohammad Hanif Atmar is a trustworthy candidate who has strong political connections and policy credentials, says one observer.