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Pakistan issues visa on arrival to tourists from ‘friendly’ countries

News Analysis | In light of increasing tourism and a much better security situation, the government of Pakistan has decided to issues visa on arrival...

South China Sea becomes global and regional threat

Jumel G. Estrañero | While China has been making considerable diplomatic and economic inroads in Asia, the US has been reminding the same continent of...

Countries risk the lives of their citizens at the Korean Winter...

Adel Karim | Recently British Foreign Office (FO) outlined the countries where terrorists are “very likely” or “likely” to strike during various national and Christian...

India watches Nepal elections with apprehension

News Analysis | Millions of Nepalese have voted in the first phase of the parliamentary and provincial assembly elections, more than a decade after the...

Philippines to Singapore: Passing the baton of ASEAN chairmanship and challenges...

Jumel G. Estrañero | ASEAN has a new chairman after Philippines’s yearlong leadership – Singapore. ASEAN is getting there with systemic challenges underneath but...

Trump administration & regional strategy for South East Asia!

M K Bhadrakumar | On the eve of the ASEAN summits in the Philippines, diplomats from the United States, Japan, Australia, and India met in...

What makes Singapore stronger than Qatar & UAE?

James M. Dorsey | The Gulf crisis that pits a United Arab Emirates-Saudi-led alliance against Qatar has emerged about more than a regional spat. It...

Indonesia, Malaysia & Philippines launch joint patrols to tackle ISIS threat

Jumel G. Estrañero | Staggering six months of waiting coupled with best efforts before this quarter of 2017, a more concrete defense alignment and cooperation...

Pakistan at 70: with issues but many promises

Ikram Sehgal | Thanks to the untiring efforts of former Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury and a former Finance Minister of Pakistan Shahid...

Halimah Yacob to be the First Muslim Malay President for Singapore

News Analysis | Amid widespread criticism, Halima Yacob has been formally elected as the eighth and the first Muslim female President for the city-state of...

The Gulf crisis: A battle of megalomaniacs

James M. Dorsey | There are fundamental problems in trying to learn lessons or draw conclusions from the Gulf crisis for the role of small...

Politics everywhere: Pakistan’s debating team

News Analysis | Just two weeks away from the 2017 edition of The World Schools Debating Championship (WSDC), the Debating Circuit of Pakistan has made...

Lessons to learn from Singapore

Saud Bin Ahsen| The month of August is significant as two nuclear-armed states celebrate their independence from British rule in 1947 and this year is...

Qatar: a case study of how small states are treated in...

James M. Dorsey | A Qatari refusal to bow to the dictate of its larger neighbors is a case study of the place of small...

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