Deepening democracy

As Ambassador Rajiv Bhatia has recently written, the election and its results reflect a thriving democracy driven by voters’ concerns about key domestic issues such as employment, housing, education and healthcare.

Empire of lies

Economic growth is not enough. Erosion of democracy is not enough. Expectations matter. Expectations management matters even more. And yet, see what happened in Chile, a country with fairly high economic growth and a stable democracy. In 2019, it witnessed an outburst of anger on the streets paving the way for the leftists to emerge victors. This can happen to other elected autocracies

Netanyahu’s curse

When you are the longest serving Prime Minister of a democratic country, it is safe to presume that you have…

Thai broth

The meeting is being organised nearly two years after Asean decided to end engagements with Myanmar’s generals for failing to honour an agreement to commence talks with opponents including the National League of Democracy led by incarcerated leader Aung San Suu Kyi.