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Long reads
07 Apr 2017 10:25

Currents of disruption: Not just a new world order, but a new world

The challenges are tectonic and technological. When and if they are spent, they will leave us with a new world beyond the realms of current-day perception. Four such disruptive developments are most noteworthy.

27 Apr 2017 9:10

Suu Kyi’s Myanmar, one year on

Twelve months ago, Aung San Suu Kyi was appointed State Counsellor of Myanmar, becoming the de facto leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) Government that swept to power in (relatively) free and fair elections in 2015. Over the past several weeks, both the government and Suu Kyi herself...

26 Apr 2017 16:25

China launches its second aircraft carrier

China has announced the launch of its first home-built aircraft carrier, and Twitter is now awash with images of the ceremonial event. When it eventually enters service after several years of fitting out, testing and crew training, it will be the second aircraft carrier in the PLA Navy inventory....

26 Apr 2017 14:25

Theresa May's chance to rebuild her party and the nation

It's not often in politics that a window of opportunity opens as wide as the one Theresa May is looking into right now. Newly elected prime ministers are notoriously reluctant to bet the farm when they still have a few years to run - in Mrs May's case till mid-2020. Gordon Brown blinked in 2007,...

26 Apr 2017 10:38

India remains cautious about the 'quad'

Days after Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull returned from a successful visit to India, speculation emerged that New Delhi might reject Canberra's request for participation in Malabar, a multilateral naval exercise comprising India, the US and Japan. A media report noted that a formal...