Discover What the World Thinks of U.S.


Russia is Now More Dangerous than ISIS

November 14, 2014 // The Straits Times - Singapore - English

Ask policymakers in Washington which of these parts of the world should be America's top priority and the first response is usually a variant of - "We've got to be able to chew gum and walk at the same time."

When Too Many Elections can Spoil a Democracy

November 9, 2014 // The Straits Times - Singapore - English

Mr Obama himself has shown only contempt for Congress’ role in foreign and security policy matters. When he did not want to launch air strikes against Syria last year, he pretended that congressional approval was required for any action, but then did nothing to get it.

A Clash of Chinese and American Exceptionalism

October 24, 2014 // The Straits Times - Singapore - English

He [former Singaporean foreign minister] set out his view of the United States as a "missionary" power filled with the righteous conviction that it must usher the earth to liberty and democracy, and of China as an anti-missionary power convinced by its own bitter experience of foreign domination that non-intervention in the affairs of other states is a necessary form of respect.

US Will Have To Grapple with New Realities

September 24, 2014 // The Straits Times - Singapore - English

In any case, concerns about terrorism are probably not what has finally goaded Mr Obama into sending US forces back to the Middle East. Rather, it is the sense that the region's whole strategic and political order is slipping out of the US' control. For decades, the US has struggled against great odds to preserve and reinforce its place as the leading influence over Middle Eastern affairs.
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