Editor's Choice

The allure of cinematic violence in ISIS
The most harrowing thing I have ever witnessed in the course of my field research on religious and political violence was the sight of young boys being made to watch a video of...
Reviving the Bandung Spirit
INDONESIA brought the post-colonial world together when it hosted the first Asia-Africa conference in the town of Bandung in April 1955.
There is nothing free or modern about the TPP
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could be the world's biggest trade agreement. But it is coming under increasing suspicion.
Deterring ugly behaviour on planes
WAYWARD air passengers are getting off lightly when there are jurisdictional gaps. Prosecution is hindered when the offence is committed in air space and on carriers not linked to the...
Banking on infrastructure of the future
THAT 57 countries will be founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank shows how decisively the global financial map is being redrawn by the economic rise of China,...
The curious world of finance gets curiouser
These days when I want to take refuge from the real world and indulge in fantasy, I read the financial newspapers.

Op-Ed

SINGAPORE just crossed a watershed with the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Some Western journalists...
 
It has been a challenging, turbulent start to the year for many small countries around the world.
 
Let me begin with three incontrovertible facts. First, China will become the No. 1 economic power...
 

Blogs

TO THE world, she is known as Matheryn Naovaratpong. To her family, she is simply known as Einz....
 
President Xi Jinping, the most powerful Chinese leader since Deng Xiaoping, echoes China's...
 
It was light-hearted fun after days of serious discussions of weighty issues such as the competing...
 

People

BEIJING (AFP) - A Chinese academic study hailed the role of the country's first lady in public diplomacy, reports said Thursday, the latest sign of Beijing's hunger for soft power on the...