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19-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Commentary | 1:30 PM
Heading into the recent meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump, expectations were modest. Yet the leaders of the world’s two most populous democracies ended [...]
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19-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Commentary | 12:50 PM
Despite the impression given by early accounts of the Brexit negotiations, the interests of the UK and the EU are closely aligned in vital areas, particularly security and foreign policy. [...]
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16-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Commentary | 11:20 AM
The relatively sudden death of Liu Xiaobo, the imprisoned Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, amounted to a great loss for the cause of democracy in China. It also [...]
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13-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Commentary | 2:30 PM
Latin America is in the grip of a homicide epidemic. Although the region is home to just 8% of the world’s population, one in three of all homicides occur there; [...]
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13-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Commentary | 1:00 PM
As ISIS's dreams of a caliphate slip away, its hold over the hearts and minds of frustrated young potential fighters may be weakening. But, unless a concerted effort is made [...]
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12-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Commentary | 12:00 PM
With nationalism on the rise across Asia, leaders have strong incentives to craft a version of history that advances their cause, and few historical memories are as effective for this [...]
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12-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Commentary | 10:20 AM
Last week, on his way to the G20 summit in Hamburg, US President Donald Trump visited Warsaw, where he delivered a speech to loud applause. But the tools Trump used [...]
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11-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Commentary | 10:50 AM
North Korea's recent ICBM test implies a level of nuclear risk witnessed only once before: the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. The question is whether today’s leaders will show the [...]
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11-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Commentary | 8:20 AM
Following the G7 meeting in late May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel lamented that Europe could no longer fully rely on the US. Behind the scenes, she and the highly [...]
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10-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Commentary | 9:30 AM
Some people might have dismissed Donald Trump’s recent tweet of a video clip showing him punching the face of a man with a CNN logo on his head as yet [...]
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07-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Commentary | 10:29 AM
With the battles of Mosul and Raqqa dislodging ISIS from its strongholds in Syria and Iraq, and the Syrian civil war becoming a war of attrition, the Middle East’s [...]
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06-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Commentary | 11:59 AM
At a recent conference in France, a number of Europeans surprised their American guests by arguing that President Donald Trump might be good for Europe. With Trump returning to Europe [...]
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