Tuesday, September 2, 2014
  1. Down with Dengism

    Minxin Pei

    Down with Dengism


     urges China's leaders to emulate Deng Xiaoping, but not his authoritarian development model.

    Deng Xiaoping billboard jinjian liang/Flickr

    China has held a series of high-profile ceremonies honoring the 110th anniversary of former leader Deng Xiaoping’s birth. But, though Deng deserves appreciation for having brought China back from the abyss of Maoism, his authoritarian development model is impeding China’s prospects. READ MORE

  2. Ending East Asia’s History Wars

    Yuriko Koike
  3. A Step Closer to Brexit?

    Peter Sutherland

    A Step Closer to Brexit?


     says that if Scotland votes for independence in September, the UK will be likelier to leave the EU.

    Scotland flag and union jack greensambaman/Flickr

    The referendum on Scottish independence, to be held on September 18, comes at a time of growing opposition in the UK to remaining in the EU. This is significant, because Scotland is the strongest base of pro-European sentiment in the UK. READ MORE

  4. Fixing Europe’s Orbán Problem

    Thorsten Benner

    Fixing Europe’s Orbán Problem

    &  demand that EU leaders force Hungary's authoritarian prime minister to change course.

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Urban Imago/ZumaPress

    In April, when German Chancellor Angel Merkel congratulated Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on his reelection, she let it be known that his large majority implied a “special responsibility” to use good judgment and behave with sensitivity toward opponents. But Orbán has done exactly the opposite, with the EU doing nothing to stop him. READ MORE

  5. Asia’s Reform Trinity?

    Kishore Mahbubani

Focal Point

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