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Media Freedom in Southeast Asia Remains An Issue

Media Freedom in Southeast Asia Remains An Issue

by   Jarno Lang

Civil liberties have improved, but most media outlets in Southeast Asia remain controlled by authoritarian governments. Media and politics are two strongly interconnected and essential components of human society. The state, through law, limits the room for news media to operate freely. In turn, news media can work as a tool for putting pressure on Read More

The Path of an Exemplary Leader

The Path of an Exemplary Leader

by   Chris Howells and INSEAD Knowledge

Lee Kuan Yew was a pragmatic realist who favored logical problem solving over idealism. Singapore is his monument. The founding father of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, who died on March 23, aged 91, exactly 50 years after he led the island nation to independence in 1965, left a nation as his legacy. With no Read More

Data Dependency and Murky Waters for the Fed

Data Dependency and Murky Waters for the Fed

by   Daniel Currie

Economic data points to September 2015 as a good time for the US Federal Reserve to increase interest rates. Dominating the news headlines has been the US Federal Reserve’s (Fed) timeline for raising interest rates from the current range of 0% and 0.25%. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), a branch of the Federal Reserve Read More

Bombing Yemen is Not the Answer

Bombing Yemen is Not the Answer

by   Omar Mashjari

Amid poverty and water shortages, bombing Yemen will not solve the country’s problems. The last few days have marked a new distinctive chapter for Yemen’s slow descent into oblivion. As Saudi Arabia and its coalition of the willing continue their attacks on Houthi Shiite rebels and their foe-turned-ally, former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen Read More

The World This Week: Yes, It’s Complicated

The World This Week: Yes, It’s Complicated

by   Atul Singh

Conflict in Yemen complicates negotiations between the US and Iran. The conflict in Yemen escalated this week. Shiite Houthi rebels seized Aden airport and tightened their grip on the southern port town. They already control Sana’a, the capital city, and large parts of the country. President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi has fled to Riyadh, the Read More

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