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Michael Petraeus

Business strategist, economist, entrepreneur, explorer and blogger publishing about the past, present and the future.

Malaysia’s “Parang Diplomacy” is Entirely Self-Defeating

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T he never-ending spectacle of Malaysian provocations, which has been going on for the past months, is increasingly less worrying and more entertaining – even if it’s a completely irrational…

Why Malaysia Needs a Non-Malay Prime Minister

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I freely admit that what you’re about to read borders on political fiction. There’s absolutely no realistic chance of a non-Malay taking over the reins as Malaysia’s leader right now.…

Gluttony, Not Greed, Makes US Healthcare So Costly

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Y esterday Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health released a study in which it claims that “the United States, on a per capita basis, spends much more on health care…

‘The Economist’ Should Learn from Singapore Instead of Attacking It

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C ondescension in reports about Asia is nothing new in the Western world. But one is forced to recognize things are getting out of hand if articles published in one…

USA Should be Engaged in the Middle East – but Trump Made the Right Decisions

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T rump remains the favorite punching bag for everybody – most politicians, journalists and “intellectuals”. Watching the coverage of his presidency one could be forgiven thinking that he is responsible…

Singapore is Getting Stronger Thanks to Malaysian Government

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I wasn’t planning on writing another article about the tensions between the two neighbors within little over than a week. But just when I thought the situation is going to…

Malaysia Can’t Win with Singapore – But It Can Lose a Lot

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W hy, dear Malaysia, why? Why do you keep doing this? To Singapore – and to yourself. Why the repeated attacks over completely meaningless issues? In a follow up to…

Mahathir Must Step Down

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U nfortunately for all those who hoped that the old fox has mellowed over the years, Dr. M needed just a few months to drag everybody back to the 80s…

It Wasn’t Assad – It Was Putin

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A nother year, another chemical attack in Syria. The internet is yet again flared up with speculation as to whether Bashar Al-Assad could be so cold-blooded and evil to gas…

The Weird Coup – What Really Happened in Turkey?

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A fter a restless night the situation in Turkey appears to be stabilizing, with the government authorities regaining control of the country. But, as it happens, there are still many questions…

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