Analysis and Policy

Imagine a Country With Such a Backward Constitution That Its Leaders Are Not Even Worth Overthrowing?

Political systems that resort to arbitrary rather than evidenced means of measuring success or failure tend to be predisposed to such high levels of failure that one begins to covet arbitrary restrictions on democracy in order to minimise the expected damage that various politicians will inflict on the nation. Nowhere […]

India’s Proposal For A Global “Terrorism” Conference Will Probably Backfire

Indian Prime Minister Modi proposed a global “terrorism” conference while speaking in the Maldives during his first foreign trip following last month’s resounding re-election victory, but while this idea is obviously intended to contribute to his failed policy of “isolating” the global pivot state of Pakistan, it’ll probably backfire by […]

The Developing World Shouldn’t Associate With The 1st World Underclass

One of the reasons that Singapore went from a post-colonial third world island to a socio-economic first world country was because under Lee Kuan Yew’s leadership, Singapore concentrated its development strategy on rapid economic growth, high quality education and investing the proceeds of FDI (foreign direct investment) into hard infrastructure. […]

It’s Not A “Trade War”, India & The US Are Just Trying To Get A Better Trade Deal

Many international observers have misinterpreted Trump’s termination of India’s membership in the “Generalized System of Preferences” and New Delhi’s decision to supposedly go forward with the S-400s despite CAATSA sanctions threats as the beginning of an Indo-American “trade war”, but both allied Great Powers are actually just playing games with […]