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EI SUN OH SOME readers who happen to be my friends ask why I appear to have a penchant for writing on political or international issues from a primarily historical and supranational perspective, as opposed to focusing on more contemporary, “catchy,” even domestic angle (be it from a Philippine or…

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EI SUN OH WELL, this is of course a sensitive recurring issue, but it is one that has to be briefly addressed, albeit proportionately and periodically. For the issue of the Philippine claim to Sabah has once again been pushed to the front of regional, if not international, media attention.…

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EI SUN OH I THINK perhaps I inadvertently made the fatal mistake of, albeit briefly, discussing Brexit in front of an audience with a sizeable number of European business participants. It was supposed to be a strategic outlook conference focusing on my home country of Malaysia. And I was honored…

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EI SUN OH OVER the last weekend and even a few days beforehand, I have received a lot of media queries for comments on the (at first imminent, then actualized) so-called “shutdown” of the United States government. Now that the US government is “reopened,” albeit temporarily, it is perhaps opportune…

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EI SUN OH US President Donald Trump’s allegedly bigoted statement made during a meeting with senators on the immigration reform issue, in which he summarily dismissed some immigrant-originating nations as “shit hole” countries, has struck a raw nerve in many countries and communities around the world, apparently even enraging some…

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EI SUN OH NUCLEAR weapons are considered weapons of mass destruction for at least one reason. They could wipe out indiscriminately (with regard to military versus civilian personnel) the whole population of cities (as the atomic bomb, the precursor to nuclear bombs, inflicted on Hiroshima and Nagasaki), with lingering radiation…

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EI SUN OH THE year ahead will not be an easy one, with the world and the region getting increasingly fractured and, most prominently, the already amply demonstrated and seemingly downward spiraling dereliction of its worldwide superpower duties by the United States. With far fewer foreign-policy exceptions that appear to…

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EI SUN OH It is that time of year again when perhaps a certain degree of review of the major events that took place over the past year should be conducted, and their appropriate lessons extracted. As usual, I will not enumerate all the big happenings from around the world,…

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EI SUN OH AS we approach the end of yet another eventful year, it is usually the time of year to reflect upon some of the lessons that could be gleaned from the incidents big and small that took place in the preceding 12 months. When I tried to do…

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EI SUN OH THE latest American tax reform initiative, besides rationalizing a slew of inconsistencies in the American taxation regime, is in essence a plan for massive tax reduction. And it would appear that it is something both President Trump and the Republican congressional leadership must undertake at this juncture.…

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