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We Should Accept a Nuclear North Korea – It Can Be Really Valuable to the World

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R elations between the US and North Korea are heading for the lowest low since the leaders of two countries exchanged insults in the early 2018. Since then it seemed…

Joshua W(r)ong – the Butcher of Hong Kong

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M onths go by and I keep wondering how big a hole the protesters are going to dig for themselves and their city. Despite their seemingly good intentions their actions…

Rethinking Death Penalty, or Why Nearly All Criminals Should Be Executed

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A German businessman has just been sentenced to five and a half years jail in Singapore for promoting overseas child sex tours in the Philippines – caught by undercover policemen…

Why Politicians Should Be Paid Millions by the Public – Lessons from Singapore (and the World)

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F ew topics are as delicate as the subject of how much politicians should be compensated for their services. It appears that vast majority of people all over the world…

Beijing’s Dilemma: Or Why Hong Kong Protests Turned Violent

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W hen normally peaceful protests in Hong Kong turned into a raid on Legislative Council on July 1st – two weeks after Carrie Lam declared suspension of the controversial Extradition…

The Price of Freedom? Another Mass Shooting in the “Land of the Free”

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A nother dramatic day in America. At least 20 people dead, two dozen more wounded in mass-shooting in a Walmart in El Paso. Among other reasons – like ideological lunacy…

The Reason Why Britain Didn’t Democratize Hong Kong

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D ays go by and protests in Hong Kong appear to increase in severity and irrationality, instead of dying down. I have explained here why they are quite senseless and…

Nobody Gives a Damn About Climate

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Y ou would be hard-pressed to find a day when another apocalyptic piece of news about the state of our planet doesn’t hit the headlines. The narrative of impending doom…

Hong Kong’s Suicide

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I have been observing the events in Hong Kong quite silently for a while, expecting them to die down with time. But it seems that the tensions are going to…

Why Singapore is Correct on LGBT Rights

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T his may be my most controversial article yet (at least to some) – but precisely because it may be considered controversial is why I believe it is important to…

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