The president has come to power at a time when power is passing out of the hands of governments. That’s more reassuring even than his incompetence.
When immense power is in erratic hands, the readiness of subordinates to disobey becomes critical. Even a dog knows that.
The president’s Jerusalem statement was reckless but better than peace-talk blather.
The president’s credo: “Just tell them and they believe you.”
As the world lurches into a new year, peace feels fragile, the truth is blurred and spectacle has taken over.
It was plunder, plunder over generations, that had produced this desolation and violence.
The dangers of a country poised between democracy and “dictatorship with a Constitution.”
The West made a saint of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. The Rohingya crisis revealed a politician.
Around Asia, the last thing countries want is to have to choose between China and the United States.
Lament grows tiresome. So here’s some cause to celebrate.