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Parkland students criticize NRA over banned guns at upcoming Pence event

Parkland survivors criticized the National Rifle Association after it announced guns are being banned from Vice President Mike Pence’s upcoming speech at the organization’s annual convention later this week.<p>The NRA posted a disclaimer on the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum event page, saying that due to …

Here's what happened when Trump asked Bill Gates to be his science advisor

In a March meeting with Bill Gates, President Trump reportedly asked the billionaire philanthropist if he wanted the prestigious job of White House …

Bill Gates

China air force drills again in South China Sea, Western Pacific

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s air force has held another round of drills in the disputed South China Sea and the Western Pacific after passing though Japan’s southern islands, the air force said on Sunday, calling such exercises the best preparation for war.<p>FILE PHOTO: Chinese dredging vessels are …

Homeschooling could be the smartest way to teach kids in the 21st century — here are 5 reasons why

What largely started in the 1980s and '90s as a way for Catholic parents to infuse religion into their kids' education now has more mainstream appeal.<p>Homeschooled kids have the same access to online learning, friendships, and extracurricular activities as the typical public school student — but …

Personalized Learning

China's Push Into Western Pacific Alarms U.S. Allies in Asia

With the Trump administration warning of a possible war with North Korea, U.S. allies in Asia are sounding the alarm on another risk: a clash with …

Bicentennial a chance to tell warts-and-all history of Singapore

January 23, 2018 5:00 AM<br>As Singapore prepares to mark 200 years after the arrival of Stamford Raffles - what is dubbed the bicentennial - there is an …

The US ‘Betrayed’ Russia, but It Is Not ‘News That’s Fit to Print’

Stephen F. CohenNew evidence that Washington broke its promise not to expand NATO “one inch eastward”—a fateful decision with ongoing …

Russia

China has no comfortable answer to US tax cuts | Financial Times

The US Republicans’ tax cuts, which recently made it through Congress and will be implemented this year, will have deep and far-ranging consequences. …

Trump could push us into arms negotiations

By Scott Malcomson<p><i>Scott Malcomson is a senior fellow in the international security program at New America Foundation and the author of “Splinternet.”</i><p>When Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced the new National Defense Strategy Friday by stressing that “inter-state strategic competition, not …

National Security

How to read the 2018 National Defense Strategy

By Mara KarlinLast week, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis released the 2018 National Defense Strategy (NDS). Mandated by Congress, the NDS replaces …

National Security

Trump’s first year failed the China test. His second looks far worse | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

When Donald Trump took office as the 45th president of the United States one year ago, he put trade and North Korea on the top of his diplomatic …

North Korea

Defeating just fake news would be a fake victory

January 21, 2018 5:00 AM<br>Fake news is in the news, but there is fake and there's FAKE!

Trump's roller coaster of a first year in office

January 20, 2018 5:00 AM<br>It is already January 2018, yet the dust from America's 2016 presidential election still has not really settled.

Elections

Canberra looks for new bridges over troubled waters

January 19, 2018 5:00 AM<br>While concerns about US leadership under President Donald Trump dominated the headlines over the past year, 2017 will be …

Foreign Policy

Peace in Korean peninsula? Don't hold your breath

January 19, 2018 5:00 AM<br>While recent developments have fired up imaginations on the Korean peninsula, it is worth remembering a few things before you …

Korean Peninsula

Why a trade war looms over US-China relations

January 18, 2018 5:00 AM<br>After many ups and downs in the past year, the US-China relationship remains mired in uncertainty. Despite two summits last …

Xi Jinping

How China’s military is girding for battle, and what it means for neighbours

Wei Shiji “died instantly” while trying to defuse a landmine in a dense forest in China’s Fujian province this month, while two comrades, Li Shoushun …

China

Transcript of the Remarks by Senior Minister of State, Ministry Of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman at “Strat-Con: Discussing the Emerging Security Dynamics in the Indo-Pacific” Panel at the Raisina Dialogue 2018 Wednesday, 17 January 2018 New Delhi

Indo-Pacific

Don't play play: History of Singapore's playgrounds at National Museum show

SINGAPORE: Want to find out the story behind Singapore’s mosaic playgrounds or discover what Orchard Road was way before it became a shopping …

Korea's Place In History

<i>This article was originally published at Stratfor.com.</i><p><i>In the dynamic world of international relations in which the struggle for power among the great is the basic reality, the ultimate fate of the small buffer state is precarious at best.</i><p>Nicholas J. Spykman, “Geography and Foreign Policy, II,” …

Joint Statement by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Prime Minister Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak at the 8th Singapore-Malaysia Leaders' Retreat In Singapore on 16 January 2018

Transcript of PM Lee Hsien Loong's Remarks at the Joint Press Conference at the 8th Singapore-Malaysia Leaders' Retreat

The Role of Social Media in the Arab Uprisings

Almost immediately after the Arab uprisings began, there was debate over the role and influence of social media in the ouster of Tunisian president …

TPP: What is it and why does it matter?

<b>US President Donald Trump made abandoning the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal a key part of his election campaign and on his first day in office, he has proved as good as his word.</b><p>But what was the TPP designed to do? And does it have any future without the US?<p>TPP in a nutshell<p>Twelve …

Economy

Govt sets up committee to study problem of deliberate online falsehoods

SpaceX is dealt blow as secret military satellite goes missing

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - A military satellite launched by Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies appears to have crashed into the sea after a …

Why Australia’s cure for Chinese influence is worse than the disease | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

On a recent overnight flight from Beijing to Sydney, most of the passengers were mainland Chinese tourists looking forward to a respite of summer …

Other pressing issues for 4G ministers to focus on besides leadership succession: Indranee Rajah

SINGAPORE - While leadership succession is a pressing issue, Singapore's fourth-generation ministers want to focus on other important topics such as …

Great Britain

A challenging year for Singapore foreign policy

January 05, 2018 5:00 AM<br>Singapore faces twin challenges as new Asean chair: at a time of great changes in the international environment, it has to …

Foreign Policy