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How the Philippine Military Is Winning The Battle for Hearts and Minds In Rebel-...

Pinter Politik - Monday, August 31, 2020 12:00
80 percent of efforts in peace building and 20 percent in military operations in order to support the 80 percent. That well may be a formula for winni...

The China-India Border Dispute Can Give ASEAN Leverage In the South China Sea

Pinter Politik - Sunday, August 30, 2020 11:00
China is besieged on various sides, including internally. It is also wrestling with a pandemic, for which, in the eyes of other nations, it bears some...

China Must Comply with Int’l Law And Respect Rights of Other Nations

Pinter Politik - Saturday, August 29, 2020 11:00
The decision of the Permanent Court of Arbitration cemented for all time the rights of coastal states to their Exclusive Economic Zones. The peoples o...

Humankind Needs A New International Order In A Post-Covid-19 Pandemic World

Pinter Politik - Friday, August 28, 2020 17:00
Nations must unite to address global threats from nature in a coordinated and effective manner without being ruled by hegemons.

The Implications of the Najib Razak Corruption Case

Foreign Liaison - Friday, July 31, 2020 19:00
On Tuesday (Malaysia time), a Malaysian court found former Prime Minister Najib tun Razak guilty on seven counts of corruption, and sentenced him to twelve years in jail and a nearly $5

Will COVID-19 Make This Year’s Election Different for People’s Action Party (PAP...

Foreign Liaison - Friday, July 24, 2020 11:00
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong declared in a televised address last week that Singapore would hold its next general election on July 10. Lee and other members of the long-ruling People’

China’s Approach to Global Governances Risks a Global Governance Divide

Foreign Liaison - Wednesday, July 1, 2020 15:00
For more than two millennia, Chinese leaders saw their country as one of the dominant actors in the world. The concept of zhongguo—the Middle Kingdom, as China calls itself—is not simply geo

Maria Ressa’s Verdict: A Capstone for the Collapse of Press Freedom in Southeast...

Foreign Liaison - Tuesday, June 16, 2020 20:26
Yesterday (U.S. time), editor Maria Ressa, one of the most prominent journalists in the Philippines, and indeed in the world—she was selected as one o...

Duterte Goes Farther in Using COVID-19

Foreign Liaison - Monday, June 15, 2020 12:04
In recent months, Southeast Asian leaders—and leaders from many other parts of the world—have utilized the COVID-19 pandemic to expand executive ...

Government of the People

Foreign Liaison - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 16:19
On the 18th April 2020, a piece appeared in "Science" magazine, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) the world'...

Thailand, Corruption and Terror

Foreign Liaison - Monday, May 11, 2020 13:46
The drama of a mass shooting carried out by a rogue Thai Army soldier ended on Sunday, February 9. After 16 hours of chaos, the culprit, Jakrapanth Th...

Enough! Of this Nonsense

Foreign Liaison - Wednesday, May 6, 2020 12:19
I have been speaking with many friends around Indonesia and asking them how the situation is in their city, their district, in their kampungs.  In all...

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Foreign Liaison - Wednesday, April 29, 2020 18:30
I was disturbed from writing this evening, by loud whooping sounds and very loud clapping. I asked a relative; “what is this all about?’. Apparently, ...

The Case for Restarting Society Now

Foreign Liaison - Friday, April 17, 2020 18:24
The time is now to urgently begin restarting our society. This is imperative to ensure mid- and long-term human flourishing. With the same level of ur...

No Digital ID

Foreign Liaison - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 17:57
I awoke this morning at 6am to a slew of messages.  One was from my good friend in the USA, prominent political commentator, Wayne Allyn Root.&nb...

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