Last week at the Munich Security Conference, Singapore Minister of Defense Huang Yonghong stated that while the U.S. is welcoming its new administration, the United States and China should expound on their overall objectives regarding Asia’s foreign policy, and thereby give shape to the new world order.
In recent days, large-scale riots broke out in two of the world’s largest democracies. India, known as the biggest democratic nation, saw caste riots continue to escalate in the northern Haryana region of the capital, New Delhi. Despite the local government’s deployment of massive military strength and approval of [Read more]
<i>China cannot do what the U.S., Korea and Japan should be doing. The U.S. and North Korea have always been hostile toward one another, and this has resulted in the current nuclear problem. China cannot, and should not, turn its own relationship with North Korea into a hostile relationship. Wen Zhong's thoughts on [Read more]
The U.S. and Singapore issued a joint statement from Washington on Dec. 7. Singapore agreed to [allow] the U.S. to perform regular, short-term deployments of P-8 anti-submarine surveillance aircraft from Singapore.
In its strategy of "rebalancing the Asia-Pacific," the U.S. is adding weight to the Singaporean scale. [Read more]
A visit to this very understated memorial does not resolve the issue of the bomb.
The US believes unreservedly in American exceptionalism and its foreign policy is inspired by the commitment to promote democracy in every country in the world.
US President Barack Obama’s call for net neutrality will not have much impact for Singapore, say analysts.
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."
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.
The US is making a strategic error in opposing the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which is giving China increasing leverage in the region.