August 28, 2019
[The Diplomat] Hong Kongers do not trust their government to defend their interests, whether against Beijing, big business, or anyone else.
August 20, 2019
[TheEdge Malaysia]It is time that ASEAN reframes its 2025 vision and centres it around the concept of initiating an eco-civilisation as its overarching philosophy for regional integration and development.
August 3, 2019
Hong Kong needs a way out of its firestorm of protests and violence – and it starts with the government admitting that, by any reasonable definition, it has failed. Another suggestion? Allow Beijing to help. [The South China Morning Post]
July 30, 2019
This argument from many China watchers has a colonial stench to it. [The WorldPost]
August 3, 2018
Regional financial centres Singapore and Hong Kong are buzzing with new fintech start-ups, accelerators and incubators...
June 30, 2018
The region needs an international-standard publisher to promote and explain Eastern perspectives to a global audience...
June 28, 2018
An ethos of responsible resource management must pervade the entire government and be invested in strong institutions...
May 11, 2018
A first ever opposition victory signals voters’ disgust with corruption...
May 4, 2018
Asian governments need new ‘licence to operate’ for local and foreign tech companies...
April 30, 2018
October 6, 2017
The rise of European populism has shaken liberals on the old Continent. For many, the world seems to consist only of “globalists” and “populists”. Globalists represent open markets, pluralism, cooperation and liberal ideas, while populists stand for protectionism, nationalism and closed borders — and for countries to “go their own way.”
June 14, 2017
Developing nations can develop their own un-American growth themes to save the planet.
February 17, 2017
As the liberal veneer wears away, the iniquity of extreme capitalism becomes apparent.
November 18, 2016
Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines’ new president, may be the first Asian leader to ask the right questions about the future of the region.
August 24, 2016
At a recent World Economic Forum in Kuala Lumpur, the opening panel was invited to debate one of the leitmotifs of our age – the way in which technology and digital disruption are reshaping destinies in the Southeast Asian region.
June 10, 2016
If activists are to preserve biodiversity in the developing world – which has the last remaining habitats of megafauna — they need to start working with the state.
December 17, 2015
The idea that a world of limitless connectivity, spreading democracy and freer markets promotes convergence and endless possibility may be fashionable, but it is far from the complete picture.
October 26, 2015
What the focus on e-commerce actually represents is the continued inability of the developing world to free itself from Western ideas about models for economic growth and definitions of modernity.
January 20, 2015
Somehow the drudgery of daily life for billions in the developing world must be eased through sanitation, potable water, affordable housing and secure food supplies so that they can be empowered and economically productive, while avoiding the adoption of “developed” world habits that will result in environmental catastrophe.
September 30, 2014
He should not be distracted from the unglamorous basics, writes Chandran Nair
April 7, 2014
It serves as a call to action for Malaysians in general and the government to reshape the country and stop squandering its luck and enormous potential.
March 22, 2013
Is urbanisation really an economic panacea for the 60m who become city-dwellers each year? And will it deliver the returns expected across Africa and Asia?
December 26, 2012
The world is still reeling from the financial crisis, with Asia one of the few areas with strong future growth prospects. This should mark a new intellectual era. But policy makers across the region continue to turn to those very things that got the world into its current predicament – western ideas.
October 1, 2012
More and more of Asia’s best students are enrolling in the world’s top business schools as a means to career success – something these students usually measure by salary size rather than their actual contribution to the region’s development.
August 21, 2012
August 21, 2012 Singapore Management Review By Chandran Nair One of the most tedious experiences for any professional these days […]
July 3, 2008
Energy consumers and producers alike bear moral and environmental responsibilities – and cannot neglect future generations, argues Chandran Nair.