To Reassure US Allies in Asia, Admit Mutual Vulnerability With China

To Reassure US Allies in Asia, Admit Mutual Vulnerability With China

America does not admit that it is vulnerable to China’s strategic nuclear forces. That’s the clear message of the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review. While the review was the subject of a voluminous body of commentary and analysis, little of it focused on this particular aspect. Perhaps no one was surprised because it was not new […]

Islamic State's Attacks Raise Threat of Southeast Asia Hub

Islamic State's Attacks Raise Threat of Southeast Asia Hub

SINGAPORE—Islamic State’s collapse in Syria and Iraq leaves global jihadists looking for a new home. Governments in Southeast Asia, a region that is home to some 270 million Muslims, fear that their part of the world may now turn into the extremists’ new area of growth. These nations are sidelining old rivalries and working together […]

Asia Crisis Veteran Says This Emerging Market Selloff Is Different

Asia Crisis Veteran Says This Emerging Market Selloff Is Different

Paul Gruenwald was working on the International Monetary Fund’s Argentina team just after Christmas in 1997 when he was told to get on a plane and head to Seoul. He arrived in South Korea to find a country in shock as the Asia financial crisis raged. That was then. These days Asia is the biggest […]

Asia stocks edge up as techs lift Wall Street, Italy still a worry

Asia stocks edge up as techs lift Wall Street, Italy still a worry

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks edged up on Wednesday after tech sector strength lifted Wall Street shares, while concerns about Italy’s debt prompted investors to move into lower-risk government debt elsewhere, pushing U.S. Treasury yields down from recent highs. FILE PHOTO: Men exchange greetings in front of an electronic board displaying the Nikkei average outside […]

Southeast Asia's plastic 'addiction' blights world's oceans

Southeast Asia's plastic 'addiction' blights world's oceans

BANGKOK (Reuters) – On her lunch break, Bangkok office worker Chinapa Payakha emerges from a 7-Eleven store with two plastic bags. FILE PHOTO: Fishing boats are seen on a beach covered with plastic waste in Thanh Hoa province, Vietnam June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Nguyen Huy Kham/File Photo One holds a Big Gulp soft drink. The other […]

Where can readers learn more about opportunities in Asia?

Where can readers learn more about opportunities in Asia?

The National Library’s new Eye on Asia resource centre brings the region closer to readers here, encouraging them to discover opportunities abroad. Comprising both a dedicatedonline portal and a physical space on Level 7 of the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library, Eye on Asia features books and digital resources about living and working overseas. The […]

Climate disaster looms for SE Asia

Climate disaster looms for SE Asia

International experts have urged governments in Southeast Asia to prioritise creating climate change resilience for their citizens, as the region faces more destructive natural disasters due to global warming. The disaster has displaced millions of people from their homes and left them in poverty and insecurity. They said “climate refugee” was an emerging, serious crisis […]

Mattis Says US Remains Committed to Allies in Asia

Mattis Says US Remains Committed to Allies in Asia

June 1, 2018 10:26 p.m. ET SINGAPORE—Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought Saturday to reassure allies in the Asia Pacific of America’s commitment to the region, amid concerns about U.S. reliability after the Trump administration imposed tariffs on its top trading partners. Speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue, a regional security conference here, Mr. Mattis said the […]

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