Category: News

To lift the haze, call on soft power

As a regular visitor to Singapore, I have seen for myself the many attractions this fascinating country holds. In fact, I have been so won over by its charms that I will be moving here with my young family at the start of next year.

Singapore’s personality politics in the age of Facebook

For political leaders, when done right, social media provides the perfect tool to reach and influence audiences both domestically and abroad. In practical terms, a successful social media operation can help strengthen transparency, authenticity and legitimacy. Social media also provides a channel through which heads of state can bypass the traditional media and present these attributes to their audience free from other people’s agenda.

Building a Coalition

When the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS formed in September 2014, it outlined five core areas to concentrate efforts. The most prominent is the military action to degrade and destroy the terrorist organisation.

The Iran Deal

On 14 July 2015, the P5+1 countries (China, France, Russia, UK, US, and Germany) and Iran completed negotiations in Vienna and reached agreement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), better known as the Iran Deal.