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The Restructuring of the Malaysian Economy

The Restructuring of the Malaysian Economy

by    Ravindran Navaratnam

Malaysia has once again elected Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister, and the economy is topic of the day. The appointment of 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad as the prime minister of Malaysia was phenomenal in its own right, but more so in the context of the hope and expectations Malaysians have for him to rework the economy. Read More

Can Europe Save the Iran Deal?

Can Europe Save the Iran Deal?

by    Dina Yazdani

Iran will rely on world powers to keep the nuclear deal alive, undermining Trump’s attempt to weaken the country.  Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has wrapped up the first leg of his diplomatic tour to work with the signatories of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, or the Iran nuclear deal), in a final Read More

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: It’s Not “Assertiveness”

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: It’s Not “Assertiveness”

by    Peter Isackson

President Donald Trump has crossed the line from assertiveness to outright bullying. Donald Trump sometimes appears locked in a chess game that he believes is governed by the rules of poker. If you don’t like the hand you were dealt, you can simply fold and sacrifice your ante. In chess, you can’t make a risky Read More

The Model for North Korea’s Denuclearization Isn’t Libya

The Model for North Korea’s Denuclearization Isn’t Libya

by    Gary Grappo

A revised and improved Cuba model for denuclearizing North Korea might have gotten a more receptive ear from Pyongyang.  Last month, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, proposed that the model for denuclearization of North Korea was “the Libya model from 2003, 2004.” In late 2003, the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi agreed to Read More

The Underlying Radicalism of Brexit

The Underlying Radicalism of Brexit

by    Paul Stocker

It is impossible to understand the Brexit vote and the political culture that has emerged in its wake without appreciating Britain’s lurch to the right. Earlier this year, an intriguing lens was cast on the nature of radical and far-right ideas in post-Brexit Britain. At the center was a graphic tweeted by Leave.EU — the Read More

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