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An Interview With Singapore's Hottest A Cappella Group

Carolyn Wise | Posted 12.31.2013 | DC
Carolyn Wise

Fact #1: Cross-cultural experiences and random connections are two things that happen all over the place in D.C. Fact #2: Nothing has the power to bring people together like music.

Is the U.S. Losing Saudi Arabia to China?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Saudi Arabia's declared intention to pivot away from the U.S. in foreign policy implies a shift toward Beijing, which predates both the Obama presidency and the Arab Awakening.

Singapore's Lesson For Washington: Morality Of Leaders Matters

Jung-kyu Kim | Posted 12.22.2013 | Religion
Jung-kyu Kim

The lesson of Singapore, for America and the rest of the world, is this: no other government takes people development more seriously.

Playing On The Walls In Singapore

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.16.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

A quickly rising street art installation artist from Lithuania is keeping his work refreshingly down-to-earth and sincerely engaging with the public. ...

The Shutdown Crew Takes a Big Bite Out of U.S. Geopolitics

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

America is being judged by what's going on in the Washington clown show. The right-wing faction behind it is like the proverbial barking dog that catches the car -- no idea what to do now. And almost certainly no real grasp of the trouble it's causing.

Singapore Beats Out New York, Paris For This Distinction

Posted 11.01.2013 | Business

Singapore has been named the "best-value city for foreign business" by Bloomberg this week, after a new report revealed the Southeast Asian city-state...

Diversity Abounds in Asian Art

Hope Gainer | Posted 11.10.2013 | Arts
Hope Gainer

Indeed, Art Stage Singapore is living up to its tagline, "We Are Asia." Ensuring that visitors get to understand Asian art in the proper context through the region/country specific platforms.

Unexpected Travel Destinations For Baby Boomers

Wall Street Journal | Posted 09.12.2013 | Fifty

If you're a travel buff over 50, chances are you've already seen the usual suspects: Paris, New York and maybe even Beijing. With our globe-trottin...

ASEAN: What's That and Who Cares? Certainly Not the Common Man in Asia

Sourav Roy | Posted 11.10.2013 | World
Sourav Roy

The common man in almost all its 10-member nations has no clue what ASEAN is about. We're talking here about millions of illiterate, poor, underprivileged Asians who are in the thick of the situation, happy to progress in life, one day after another.

Wall Street's Rap Sheet Tells a Harrowing Story

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

In recent years, we have developed an unhealthy habit of blaming the borrower, but there are two parties in every financial contract -- and the lender is almost always the more experienced, more sophisticated, and more powerful of the two.

At Yale College, the Sounds of Silence

Jim Sleeper | Posted 11.06.2013 | College
Jim Sleeper

By collaborating with Singapore, Yale is doing no better than its old secret societies did at teaching when and how to draw distinctions between discretion and self-censorship. They erred too much toward the latter.

Hidden Truths About American Colleges Abroad

Jim Sleeper | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

openDemocracy.net, one of Britain's most thoughtful, respected websites, has just posted additional information and arguments about university-regime collaborations and their implications for U.S. foreign policy.

The Singaporean Man With 6,000 Barbie Dolls

Reuters | Posted 11.01.2013 | World

By John O'Callaghan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The white exterior and spartan grey staircase of Jian Yang's tidy rowhouse give no hint of th...

You'll Never Guess Where These Amazing Photos Were Taken

Posted 08.23.2013 | Travel

No matter the reason for wanting to travel to Asia -- the dense population, the lookalike cities or even their bizarre flavors (hello, Pepsi Cheetos) ...

From a Silver Spoon to a Mobile Platform -- Transitioning to the Next Gen Wealthy

April Rudin | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
April Rudin

It's not news that there is a stark contrast between baby boomers and the next gen. Nor should my readers be surprised that wealth platforms across the globe are seeking to attract these younger wealth holders who, as I noted in my last post, are seeking to "do good while doing well."

In Love With Sio Bak (Roast Pork)

KF Seetoh | Posted 10.10.2013 | Travel
KF Seetoh

George Bernard Shaw famously once said that there is no love more sincere than the love for food. I have to correct and update him. V2- the last part should read "than my love for roast pork."

Surprising Portraits From The Gaps Of Subway Cars

Posted 08.07.2013 | Arts

Subway rides can be hectic experiences, as bustling commuters attempt to evade an onslaught of distracted men, women and children who may or may not b...

A Far-Flung Strategy Unfolds: From Washington to Mumbai to Tokyo to the South China Sea

William Bradley | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

While the the melodramas of the moment which too often define the media culture played out, America's Asia-Pacific Pivot continued over the past week with major developments. In a host of seemingly disparate events ranging across many thousands of miles, a multi-faceted geopolitical strategy played out on multiple fronts.

WATCH: Famously Foul Fruit Gets Turned Into Wine

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 07.24.2013 | Taste

Durian is infamous for its pungent smell. Why are scientists turning it into a wine?

Despite Multiple Crises, Obama's Asia-Pacific Moves Roll On

William Bradley | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

The crises just keep on coming for the Obama Administration. Egypt, Syria, Snowden, Russia, Afghanistan, boom boom boom. But the Asia-Pacific Pivot -- from over-engagement with the Islamic world of the Middle East and Central Asia to the rising Asia-Pacific region -- keeps moving forward.

An Arduous Toil

Soha Yassine | Posted 09.15.2013 | Religion
Soha Yassine

Now I know that what I love most is the solitary and lonely struggle. The arduous toil. The test of patience. Enduring the grumbling stomach and lightheadedness, and the quiet whispers asking God to help me make it through the day.

Singapore Sees Most Suicides Ever In 2012

Agence France Presse | | Posted 09.11.2013 | World

Suicides in Singapore hit an all-time high of 487 in 2012 as more young people bogged down by stress and relationship woes took their own lives, a cha...

The Key to Social and Economic Development? Broadband Adoption

Robert Pepper | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact
Robert Pepper

Two Asian nations -- Korea and Singapore -- have managed to leapfrog multiple stages of economic development and have transformed into economic miracles. This comes as no accident, in part, because both have taken a planned approach to technological development, starting with national broadband plans, which has led to increased broadband adoption, and successive waves of economic growth.

Just Liking Us On Social Media? You're Doing It All Wrong

Robert J. Rosenthal | Posted 09.01.2013 | Media
Robert J. Rosenthal

Shame, guilt, and fear can be very effective motivators for a nonprofit, but they tend to leave a bad smell in the nose of its supporters. It's the odor of slash and burn, an indicator of a completely unsustainable message.

Climate Change This Week: Vote Says O, Climate Cooks Cattle, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.31.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

*** Full Disclosure: NOBODY pays me anything to write this column - I'm a masochist! *** Acid Oceans Threaten Billion $ Oyster Biz reports Tim Radfo...