Commentary

The coming ban on nuclear weapons

Today, the United Nations will start negotiations on an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons. It will be a milestone marking the beginning of the end of an age of...

Gallery: Why I left my liberal London tribe

Why I left my liberal London tribe

Why do we change our mind about things? Many historical figures have adjusted their thinking on particular issues in response to events: Charles de Gaulle changed his mind about...

Why Singapore’s education system needs an overhaul

Why Singapore’s education system needs an overhaul

Students from Singapore and East Asian countries have consistently come out tops in the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) and Trends in International Math...

The good and bad of dynamic pricing

The good and bad of dynamic pricing

Last week, ride-hailing platform Grab announced that it would partner five taxi companies (SMRT, Premier, Trans-Cab, HDT Singapore Taxi and Prime) to introduce dynamic pricing...

EU at 60: United in diversity

EU at 60: United in diversity

Last week, on-board the ITS Carabiniere, a European multi-mission frigate that made its port-of-call in Singapore, we marked the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaty. The...

Taking a long-term view of tuberculosis

Taking a long-term view of tuberculosis

World Tuberculosis (TB) Day has been observed on 24th March every year since 1982, when it was sponsored by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Union...

Modi plays Hindu card in pivotal state

Modi plays Hindu card in pivotal state

The election result in India’s largest and most populous state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) confirmed that Narendra Modi’s star shines as brightly as it did in 2014, when he was...

For Jokowi, the police and military a balancing act

For Jokowi, the police and military a balancing act

Since its inception in 2014, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration has witnessed growing rivalry between the Indonesian Military (TNI) and the National Police for...

What Trump’s America First agenda means for Asia

What Trump’s America First agenda means for Asia

In his early weeks in office, United States President Donald Trump has moved quickly to implement his America First agenda through a slew of executive orders. Trade and...