Coronavirus ‘Fake News’ Arrests Are Quieting Critics
In Southeast Asia, the coronavirus pandemic has provided a handy excuse for a clampdown on free speech.
Singapore Is Trying to Forget Migrant Workers Are People
The outbreak in crowded dorms has brought out the city-state’s prejudices.
Singapore’s Coronavirus Success Story Hits a Snag
Though the curve has flattened, new cases have exploded among migrant workers who live in the country’s far-flung dormitories. Human rights watchers say these developments should be no surprise.
Hollywood Has No Time for Crazy Poor Asians
Asian-American politics don't translate on screen into sensitivity to Singapore's real issues.
Singapore Was John Bolton’s Worst Nightmare
U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security advisor was marginalized at the summit, but his hard-nosed approach will be essential to dismantling North Korea’s nukes.
Singapore Was Just the First Episode of Trump’s North Korea Show
Here are five issues to watch moving forward.
Kim Got What He Wanted in Singapore. Trump Didn’t.
The G-7 and Singapore summits have put on display breathtaking strategic incoherence and appalling moral vacuity on the part of the Trump administration.
Trump Pardons Another Celebrity Criminal
At the Singapore summit, the U.S. president let Kim off the hook.
By Bungling G-7, Trump Sabotaged Singapore
The United States needs its allies if it wants to make a deal with North Korea.
The Trump-Kim Summit Is WrestleMania for Pundits
Trump is putting on a show in Singapore, and the media is falling for it.
This Is What North Korea Sanctions Relief Should Look Like
If North Korea agrees to denuclearize, here's how Trump should go about rolling back sanctions.
Here’s How the Trump-Kim Summit Could Play Out
No one knows for sure what will happen in Singapore. These are some of the possibilities.
Modi Needs to Show India Has Teeth
Asia is ready for India to step up as the United States withdraws.
Asia’s Authoritarians Are Big Fans of Regulating Facebook
Not everyone fighting “fake news” is doing it for the right reasons.
Strongmen Are Weaker Than They Look
Authoritarians are on the rise around the world, but history shows they’re mostly helpless.
For the Love of Welsh Rarebit
In a politically correct era, is it ever OK to crave colonialist cuisine?
Singapore Can Have Meritocracy or Aristocracy, But Not Both
By airing their dirty laundry, the city-state's ruling family is exposing its hypocrisy.