So long as political elites are engaged in conflict and seeking to pull the military to their own side, security sector reforms will never be possible, the author writes.
Although the US and China are making significant diplomatic moves, it is interesting that China's actions are relatively broader and more active, the writer states.
The writer argues for the inclusion of journalists as the country's digital security legislation is amended.
Automation and artificial intelligence will pose the biggest risks to the most sought-after jobs for youth.
In a technology-intensive, greener and potentially deglobalising world, local skills development will matter more than ever.
Strong bilateral ties among others make the city state a strong contender for wealthy Chinese family offices looking to set up shop outside China.
Facts, once the prerogative of the media, used to be sacred. Now, they are just fodder in an increasingly hostile war of narratives.
"The four crises", according to the author, have had a huge impact on economic globalisation and says we are walking towards "non-globalisation".
Artificial intelligence’s impact could be bigger than that of China joining the WTO, but will pose challenges for policymakers.
"In fact, China was using North Korea as a weapon to browbeat the United States to soften its stand on other issues", the writer states.