As China’s President enters his third term, his political preferences directly undermine the economic achievements he envisions for his country for its 2049 centennial.
China’s Changing Tides
Reflections on the hurdles that China’s economy faces – and why Xi Jinping has become the biggest risk to China’s future evolution.
Singapore’s 2020 Election: Political Renewal Ahead
Singapore faces a Catch-22: Its well-honed system of leadership renewal relying on capable technocratic candidates is reaching its limits.
US-North Korea: Limits to the Peace Negotiations
Both Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un want to bring something that looks good back to their respective home audience. But the likely outcome will lack real substance.
The Political Management of North Korean Society
North Korea’s political management system of carrots and sticks has enabled the regime to survive for 66 years.
Strategic reflections from the North Korean, U.S. and Singaporean perspectives on the location of the Trump-Kim summit meeting.
Malaysia’s Big Surprise
Last week’s election result is a major milestone in the racial politics of Malaysia. They point to a mature democracy based on the rule of law.
Singapore Elections: All Sunshine for the PAP?
Despite an impressive election victory for the popular prime minister, Singapore’s politics is becoming more nuanced.
Trekking Through China
How has development progressed in coastal versus inland China?