While the war has ended and there is relative peace, Afghanistan is witnessing a great leap backward as fundamental human rights are severely curtailed.
In the past, a US-China war over Taiwan seemed like a real possibility - but no more than that.
Although crypto assets remain a small part of the overall assets of the global financial system, the growth of crypto-asset activity is very rapid.
The US remains the biggest single cause of the problem since the start of the industrial revolution nearly two centuries ago.
Soon after 1947, Pakistan has become a crisis-prone state that faces a political and/or economic crisis every three to four years.
President Yoon has every reason to try to improve ties with China 30 years after formal relations were established between the two former adversaries.
If Sunak doesn’t win his bid for the UK premiership, and Harris loses hers for the American presidency, they could be cast aside forever.
Despite global shocks, the region has new opportunities; but to benefit, countries will need to change policies.
Despite the unprecedented muscle-flexing in the Taiwan Strait, Beijing has stopped short of taking more drastic action that would severely hurt ties with the US.
Malaysians deserve clarity and transparency, and not just from key figures at the company, but from their political bosses, too.