Southeast Asia's Democratic Option
13 May 2019
For the past half century, East Asia has been a crucible of change demanding global attention because of its promise. Most notably, countries in northeast...
How Deep is the State?
21 April 2019
THE Rome Statute has been explained until only two kinds of people can now insist it is “incompatible” with the Malaysian Constitution: the wilful fool...
Time for Better Ties
02 April 2019
AS the new Pakatan Harapan administration was being sworn in on May 10 last year, some anxiety stirred in Singapore. This was a new government...
No calm before election storm
24 February 2019
MORE than ever since the latest military coup of 2014, Thailand seems likely to stagger towards a scheduled election. Some shocks had been expected and...
More Clarity Still Needed
13 January 2019
JUST when everyone seemed inured to shocking details about 1MDB, Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reporters appeared to have come up with more. Investigative reporters Tom Wright and Bradley...
Keeping the World on Edge
30 December 2018
THE shape of the world, or more specifically the world’s mess, would start to come into focus around the first quarter of 2019. Britain’s relationship...
Democracy is the Winner
03 December 2018
EARLY last Monday morning an earthquake hit Taiwan’s coast, registering 6.1 in Penghu county. The resulting tremors swiftly spread to Hong Kong. The presumed and...
Bigger Thriller in Manila
18 November 2018
NOW that the quartet of Asean-related summits is over for the year, so should the niggling criticisms. At least they should – more important matters...
When Realities Hit the ‘Road’
04 November 2018
JUST 11 weeks into his election victory, Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan has already had to accomplish a task that seriously tests his diplomatic...
Renewing Ties Between Malaysia and Thailand
25 October 2018
THE nuances that contribute to the delicate relations among Asean members deserve greater acknowledgement, especially when such nuances are often misunderstood. Each set of bilateral...
G2 Becomes More Pivotal
21 October 2018
US-China relations are of great concern to much of the world, particularly this region, whether or not Washington and Beijing seem to realise it. DID...
Hopes for Peace Remain
07 October 2018
IN Thailand’s “Deep South,” largely Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat provinces, Thai citizenry, communities, neighbourhoods and even families have been torn by intractable, decades-long violence. Formal...
The Irony Deepens
23 September 2018
IN worsening the climate for a colossal trade war between the world’s two biggest economies, the US slapped new sanctions on China three days ago....
Evolution of Malaysia-China Relations
13 August 2018
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in www.china.org.cn, 8 August 2018 Since 1974, a sort of mythology has grown up around how Malaysia's current strong...
Whither the Trade War?
06 August 2018
FOR further proof that China’s planners don’t always get it right, look no further than the current trade war with the United States. According to...
More Than Talkfests
23 July 2018
TOP meetings of political leaders are supposed to mean something important and special. However, such meetings of leaders at their respective peaks, or summits, tend...
Time for East Asia
09 July 2018
AS an indication of how out of touch some international pundits of Asia are, they still call North-East Asia (China, Japan and Korea) “East Asia.”...
Heeding the Realities
26 June 2018
THERE is a pattern and a rhythm in global markets that, when acknowledged and heeded, can yield profits – but when denied or confronted may...
Non-Western Eurasia Rises
11 June 2018
THE week that was ended with a significant non-Western event often ignored or misunderstood by the West: the latest Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit. The...
Art of the Korean Deal
30 May 2018
NO sooner had US and North Korean officials raced towards a first-ever summit than they competed to pull away from it. Is anyone in Washington...
The Storm Continues
14 May 2018
WHETHER it was a tsunami or tidal storm, GE14 hit Barisan Nasional for six, a blow so severe that its members, leaders and component parties...
Fumbling and Stumbling
02 May 2018
THE Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has a term for operations that backfire: blowback. This happens when a field project stumbles and produces an untoward, often...
Skies Darken Over Syria
16 April 2018
AS if on schedule, US missiles backed by British and French forces attacked Syria yesterday, one year and a week after similar Cruise missiles hit...
26 March 2018
“SO when is China going to join Asean?” a foreign news editor asked me in the early 1990s by way of introduction at a luncheon...
Four Eyes Over Korea
15 March 2018
AS seems most appropriate, an extraordinary event arrived in an unusual fashion. Finally, the North Korean leader and the US president agreed to a first-ever...
Trapped by History
26 February 2018
WHEN BBC’s Stephen Sackur interviewed American cognitive psychologist Steven Pinker on Hardtalk three nights ago, the discussion might have appeared dry and dull. That perception...
Double Standards as Norm
12 February 2018
Many countries can do a lot better than look to the rich and powerful among them which observe only the law of the jungle IN...
Davos On More Time
29 January 2018
SO another month has ended for the world in Davos and another year for Davos in the world, the international talkfest held at the Swiss...
Multipolarity Sets In
15 January 2018
ONE phrase captures the complex and often baffling world of international relations today: a shift towards multipolarity. This growing reality is experienced more than it...
Party in full swing
18 December 2017
NOW that the proverbial dust has settled over the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), it is time to weigh the implications...
Will history be repeated?
05 December 2017
ROBERT Mugabe’s dramatic fall from grace as Zimbabwe’s strongman is only part of a vast, unfolding tapestry. Just over 50 years ago, Ian Smith of...
Mr Trump goes to Asia
07 November 2017
PRESIDENT Trump arrives in Tokyo today at the start of a 10-day trip to East Asia. It will be a first for the visitor and...
The ‘fire’ next time
23 October 2017
MAY 23 was a watershed for the Philippines and international terrorism. But the times have changed considerably since. Abu Sayyaf bandits then had seriously ganged...
Sea claims not well grounded
09 October 2017
WHEN a problem clearly becomes hopeless, it may generate one of two opposite reactions – intellectual equivalents of fight or flight. One is to see...
Same-same, but different
26 September 2017
After much talk of changes in German politics amid undercurrents of ditching the current government, the status quo still holds considerable sway for now at...
The Koreas On the Brink
16 August 2017
Call for peace: Ribbons with inscriptions calling for peace and reunification being displayed on a military fence at Imjingak peace park near the Demilitarized Zone....
Testing Time for Asean
30 July 2017
The South China Sea is experiencing what the Straits of Malacca did – overcrowding by big external powers, making the case yet again for stronger...
On the Edge of A Territorial Clash
17 July 2017
THERE are just two things wrong with the India-China face-off over Doklam in Bhutan – that it should happen at all, and that it has...
Focus Sharply on Terrorism
19 June 2017
THE terrorist threat in South-East Asia has officially worsened since 2015 with a focus on Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia. However, it would...
The Meanings Behind the Words
06 June 2017
Asean season is already upon us, with member nations busily hosting international seminars, workshops and conferences about the regional organisation. Some of these events were...
Casting a Spotlight on the Koreas
22 May 2017
To understand the peninsula’s situation better in forming appropriate responses, clear away misconceptions, presumptions and prejudices – especially the familiar and established ones. THE “Hermit...
Long Way from Closing in On Terror
09 May 2017
AFTER more than 100 days of the Trump presidency, mainstream media in the West are only just beginning to report on the issues that matter...
China in Period of Transition
25 April 2017
THE study of modern China is fraught with pitfalls. Among these are confusion and misunderstanding, either of the subject itself or of other people’s perception...
The ‘Enemies’ are at Home
11 April 2017
NOT too long ago, the talk among US and China watchers was of a prospective trade war. Flexing his populist credentials, President-elect Donald Trump had...
Focus on the Policies
29 March 2017
Beyond the noisy protests over Trump’s presidency, there are important policy issues and implications that need better understanding – but which are still neglected. NOT...
Malice in Wonderland
13 March 2017
AT first, it seemed simple enough, but it was just the opposite: a foreign man is accosted with a lethal face rub by two foreign...
A Faintly Familiar Feeling
28 February 2017
Another round of peace talks between Thailand and rebel groups hosted by Malaysia will be starting soon, but any new chances of success are still...
13 February 2017
LAST Wednesday, a US Navy spy plane and its Chinese counterpart each tempted fate, flying within 300m of each other over the disputed Scarborough Shoal...
Time to Reflect, or Not
23 January 2017
Now that the US presidential inauguration is over, all parties need to reconcile themselves with the Trump presidency regardless of preferences and inclinations. AFTER all...
Facing Pressure at Home, Islamic State Focuses on SE Asia
13 January 2017
BANGKOK - As the Islamic State terror group faces territorial losses in the Middle East, there are signs that the group is increasing its cooperation...
US-China Ties on the Precipice
09 January 2017
Even as the US and China need to work more closely to resolve transnational problems, the space they have given themselves to do so is...
The Lady has No Voice
06 December 2016
THE Myanmar of today was ruled by the aggressive and expansionist Konbaung Dynasty from the mid-18th to the late 19th century. Konbaung kings attacked India’s...
Battening Down the Hatches
22 November 2016
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, November 20, 2016. Download
Final Round for the White House
09 November 2016
Scandals are not new in US presidential elections, but selective labels used on candidates are even more revealing about policies to come. THE extended melee...
Between The Angry man and The ‘Nasty Woman’
02 November 2016
IT is now only two weeks and two days to the US presidential election and practically, the whole planet is as clued-in on the identities...
Can Asean Step Up?
11 October 2016
THE “regional security architecture” of East Asia is often said to be in need of refurbishment. The decades-long balance of forces deriving from the distinct...
Realities Behind the Wall
26 September 2016
The fuss over measures to prevent illegal migration seems as out of touch with popular sentiments as it is with political platforms championing these measures....
Seoul-ful Search for Peace
20 September 2016
Provocative move: A man walking past a television screen showing a news broadcast on North Korea’s nuclear test at Gimhae International Airport in Busan, South...
Mixing Borders With Trade
29 August 2016
AMONG once-fashionable terms, “borderless world” must be one of the least relevant today. Borders are at least as important now as they had ever been....
Warming to Russia
15 August 2016
Even as Western sanctions are often said to work on Russia, Russian sanctions on Europe are proving to be even more effective. AS the US...
Turkey on the Brink
25 July 2016
While Erdogan gives the impression of heroically defeating a coup attempt, the underlying political differences have become harder to resolve and remain a growing problem....
Now, a ‘Brivot’ to Asia?
11 July 2016
Instead of being the end of the good old EU days, Brexit may just be the beginning of Britain’s new productive relations in Asia. FROM...
The Evolution Continues
28 June 2016
BOTH the Leave and Remain sides of “Brexit” portray it as a unique and dramatic break from the norm, but Britain’s EU exit is merely...
Back to Classic Terror
14 June 2016
HOW is success against terrorism to be measured or even defined? Is there a common measure that works? It concerns the scale of achievement against...
When Failure is Assured
31 May 2016
Leaders of the United States, Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Japan plus the EU gathered for two days during the week in the Japanese...
Now the Real Test Begins
16 May 2016
After the colour and drama of another Philippine election, what kind of country will a controversial President Duterte and his new government turn out? FROM...
01 May 2016
THE US political establishment continues to be caught off-guard by Donald Trump’s ever-ascending campaign, which is impacting on the Republican and Democratic establishments equally. Yet...
Resolve These Anxieties
18 April 2016
Tension in an already tense South China Sea region continues to rise, with every indication that things may get worse before they get any better...
More Seeming Reforms
04 April 2016
Whenever Myanmar lurches towards a promise of change, the realities suggest otherwise – and the latest flurry of seeming change seems hardly any different. WHEN...
Building Solid Ties on Land
21 March 2016
At least as important as the disputes over East Asian waters are the blossoming relations and plans on mainland Europe and Asia. RECENT reports and...
Mutual Threats Won’t Do
07 March 2016
ON Thursday, the US navy dispatched a fleet of warships to the South China Sea, which China sees as an escalation of tension in a...
‘The Donald’ has Trump Cards
22 February 2016
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign had always been expected to crash, but these pundits continue to be stumped and such predictions have proven wrong before. Powering...
Asean Alive and Well at 100?
15 February 2016
It is tempting to consider what Asean would be like in another 50 years, even though some may still not understand it in its first...
One Deal, Many Interests
26 January 2016
Critics of the Iran nuclear deal cite many reasons against it, but they forget it is more than just about Iran or nuclear issues. THE...
Losing to Terror by Default
11 January 2016
Instead of choosing win-win opportunities, some countries are still opting for lose-lose situations against international terrorist threats. WHAT many cynical analysts will not admit is...
Losing the ‘War on Terror’
15 December 2015
No effort against terrorism can work when it refuses to understand the root causes, especially when it actually encourages more widespread and endless violence WAR,...
Trigger-happy or Just Proud?
30 November 2015
As an informal coalition against terrorism in Syria began to build, a single act suddenly transforms the situation to benefit regime change and more chaos....
Myanmar at The Starting Gate
16 November 2015
New challenges: Suu Kyi may have ushered the NLD to an Far from Myanmar’s election last weekend being the end of a long struggle for...
Some Reflections on ‘Future of Malaysian Democracy’
02 November 2015
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in Thinking ASEAN, Issue 3 (September 2015) Download
Putting Economics First
26 October 2015
Despite Britain’s role as the closest US ally, its leaders have surprised the world by surging forward in relations with a rising China. FOR centuries,...
Old Habits Die Hard
12 October 2015
FOR the more discerning citizens of Asean who have been following the recurring transboundary haze pollution, 2015 was earlier being closely watched "with hope and...
Towards Closer Ties
28 September 2015
President Xi Jinping’s first state visit to the United States may mean vastly improved China-US relations, with key agreements signed ahead to mark the occasion....
Invasions Have Effects
14 September 2015
Many Western officials cannot fully understand a humanitarian crisis like today’s refugee exodus when they have lost sight of their own humanity. IT seemed so...
A Region Evolves with China
01 September 2015
South-East Asia’s complex big power relations demand careful and considered understanding, where frequent complications and familiar gut reactions do not help. WHEN countries have difficulty...
More Woes for Myanmar
17 August 2015
NOVEMBER 2015 was supposed to be the promising near future for Myanmar. It would have been the month for the freest election since 1990. That...
Between two ideals
27 July 2015
After all the claims and recriminations over the Iran nuclear deal, it boils down to whether a country really wants to have a deal or...
Seizing the Eurasian Moment
12 July 2015
IF there is still any doubt that Russia and China are cultivating their global presence together, events in recent days come as a timely antidote....
Learning From the EU
29 June 2015
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 28 June 2015. BN_The_Star_28Jun2015.pdf
Vigilance Still the Key
16 June 2015
As more major powers crowd into South-East Asia, Asean countries need to develop the necessary skills to keep their territories safe and stable SOUTH-EAST Asia...
The Problem Is the State
01 June 2015
The litmus test of how governments and populations treat refugees and how Myanmar treats minority groups, is the pathetic plight of the Rohingya. THE waves...
Osama Died ‘for Obama’s Glory’
18 May 2015
Where conspiracy practice has already become widespread, typically for selfish and cynical purposes, conspiracy theories themselves are no longer necessary TRUTH is said to be...
Unleashing Asean in the World
05 May 2015
WHEN countries in a region act in unison, it can be so reassuring particularly when policing the region against any misdeeds. Peer pressure can be...
Regional Issues in Context
20 April 2015
To appreciate how issues today had developed from the past is also to understand how they are likely to develop in the future. MANY people...
Asian Development to the Fore
06 April 2015
Asia’s need for better infrastructure and more development is too important to be held to ransom by outdated big power politics and petty posturing. FOR...
Policy Hard Sell Turns Hard
23 March 2015
The attempt to modify Japan’s constitutional provisions on sending troops abroad for battle has become more difficult than the Abe government had expected JAPAN’S desire...
How to Lose to Terror
09 March 2015
Countries supposedly fighting Da’ish (Islamic State) militants can begin to succeed only if they can acknowledge their weaknesses and errors, which still seems unlikely. THE...
Mistaken Policies, Missed Chances
08 February 2015
There is no new Cold War, at least not yet, unless the West is determined to pursue it over all other needs THE more urgent...
Tragedy Compounds Confusion
11 January 2015
THE French weekly Charlie Hebdo had long prided itself on its notoriety for crude and vulgar satire in which nothing is sacred. Four days ago,...
Balancing Between Superpowers
22 December 2014
Major countries make major strategic errors, often to the advantage of other major powers, smaller nations in between or all of the above. TO the...
Palestine Comes of Age
08 December 2014
However hard Israel may try to block equal rights for Palestine in peace talks, even its US ally cannot stop an international quest for justice....
It’s Not News If It’s Good
24 November 2014
The success story of regional integration in Latin America today is seldom heard elsewhere in the world, even as people there experience it daily. LATIN...
Who Will Cast the First Stone?
10 November 2014
Countries still steeped in criticising Asean and its ‘ways’ could do worse than look in the mirror and be honest with themselves at least. FOR...
Sound Policies Require Maturity
28 October 2014
When major international policies are based on short-sighted self-interests and emotive impulses, problems are never far away. THE first thing about an integrated system is...
Exhuming fact from fiction
13 October 2014
Where undeclared interests reign, such as in global strategic concerns, the need to get a firmer grip on reality grows. WHEN political or ideological passions...
War of Words Against Terrorism
29 September 2014
Far too often, the more shrill the rhetoric the less effective the policy-and the international rhetoric against IS terrorism is now very shrill indeed. THE...
Tide of hope in the region
15 September 2014
Policy challenges over the South China Sea exist alongside some possibilities, with everything riding on how countries choose to behave. THE old Chinese description of...
02 September 2014
Amid loose talk of a new Cold War in the West, the realities are still very different in a much more dangerous world today WHEN...
No Rest for Global Cop
18 August 2014
When the work culture’ is to get involved in everybody else’s business around the world, whether or not anything is resolved, the challenges can be...
Moderation, Development’s Essential Ingredient
11 August 2014
THE world has needed a movement of moderates ever since extremists of any stripe started organising on a mass scale. Unlike more localised or personal...
ASEAN Moderation as Confidence-Building Measure
11 August 2014
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in Moderation Monitor, Vol. 1 No. 1 (2014), pp. 80-90. BN_ASEAN_Moderation_Monitor_V1N1_2014.pdf
Same Old Inglorious Israel
04 August 2014
The latest Israeli attacks on the Palestinian citizens of Gaza are no different from previous mass murders, only bloodier and even more tragic THE more...
More Questions Than Answers
21 July 2014
While there is no doubt that shooting down MH17 was a grave crime, everything else remains uncertain. ALL the big questions about MH17 began only...
Garuda Rising New
07 July 2014
The complexity and nuanced sophistication with which Indonesian voters choose their next presidential election are telling, bewildering and definitive IN just three days, Indonesians head...
China at Sea, Advantage Europe
23 June 2014
When China cannot develop relations with countries in its neighbourhood, it tries Europe for now, especially when business deals beckon WHILE spats over disputed maritime...
Fighting to End an Unfinished War
15 June 2014
George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq is now reaping its latests fruits, as uncontrollable violence spills over the country’s borders. JUST over a decade after...
The Thailand Coup and Its Aftermath
09 June 2014
THAILAND’S latest coup is in its third week, with different countries reacting differently. Some four dozen countries have sounded travel warnings. The EU is anxious,...
EU Teetering on the Brink, Almost
03 June 2014
JUST as Europe tussled with Russia over issues of regional identity in Crimea and Ukraine, grave questions hung over its prime regionalist project: the European...
Another Reluctant Coup Hits Thailand
26 May 2014
Within days, Bangkok moved from a troubled democracy to martial law to a coup under an army junta without a single shot fired. LAST Tuesday...
Teamwork Rules in Indonesia
19 May 2014
TO appreciate Indonesia’s fledgling democracy better, understanding its uniqueness helps. The country’s post-Suharto democratic gains are real and manifold. But the system is not without...
Still No Rest for Politicians
12 May 2014
Thailand's complex politics grows ever more complicated, again producing more questions and problems than answers or solutions. FOR Thailand, the week had begun with an...
The Law Requires All Hands on Deck
28 April 2014
ANYONE trying to keep track of pirate incidents anywhere in the world may be forgiven for being confused. The numbers can be slippery, misleading or...
Once More, with Less Feelings
07 April 2014
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 6 April 2014.
Tension Around the Ballot Box
30 March 2014
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 30 March 2014.
Reverting to History’s Infamy
23 March 2014
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 23 March 2014.
Replaying History over Crimea
17 March 2014
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 16 March 2014.
Bangkok at Another Crossroads
03 March 2014
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 2 March 2014.
Justice Getting in the Way of Politics
23 February 2014
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 23 February 2014.
Looking Beyond the Fence
17 February 2014
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 16 February 2014.
Interesting Times in East Asia
10 February 2014
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 9 February 2014.
Restating a Claim and a Threat
04 February 2014
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 2 February 2014.
Forging Ahead to Calamity
28 January 2014
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 26 January 2014.
The Political Storm to Come
20 January 2014
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 19 January 2014.
War in the City
12 January 2014
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 12 January 2014.
Still No End to the Fighting
06 January 2014
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 5 January 2014.
Great Deeds Still To Match Fine Words
31 December 2013
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 29 December 2013.
Heavy-duty Spying Does Not Pay
23 December 2013
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 22 December 2013.
A Hard-won Legacy Lives on
16 December 2013
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 15 December 2013.
Democracy in the Balance
09 December 2013
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 8 December 2013.
Misunderstanding the ‘Asean Way’
02 December 2013
By Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 1 December 2013.
From Down Under to Where?
25 November 2013
By Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 24 November 2013.
China Stays on Road to Reform
18 November 2013
By Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 17 November 2013.
Keeping Things NEAT
30 September 2013
By Bunn Nagara which appeared in ASEAN Newsletter (of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of Korea), September 2013, p. 6-8.
That Sinking Feeling in Bangkok
11 November 2013
By Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 10 November 2013.
Not a James Bond Story
04 November 2013
By Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 3 November 2013.
China Syndrome Hits the Road
29 October 2013
By Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 27 October 2013.
It Could Have Been Worse
20 October 2013
By Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 20 October 2013.
War Loses Its Popularity
16 October 2013
By Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 13 October 2013.
Global Developments, Regional Consequences
10 October 2013
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in Diplomatic Voice, Vol. 2 2013, pp. 3-4. Kuala Lumpur: Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations, Ministry of Foreign...
Myanmar Violence True to Form
06 October 2013
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 6 October 2013.
Xi’s Visit Is Another Historic Marker Along Celebrated Route
04 October 2013
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 4 October 2013.
Abusing Intelligence Is Stupid
30 September 2013
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 29 September 2013.
Ups and Downs in Syria
23 September 2013
By Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 22 September 2013.
Betraying the Moro Cause
15 September 2013
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 15 September 2013.
Keeping things NEAT
09 September 2013
By Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star Online, 8 September 2013.
The Sheriff Rides Again
02 September 2013
By Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star Online, 1 September 2013.
Media Issues are Universal
27 August 2013
Bunn Nagara which appeared in Sunday Star, 25 August 2013 .
Making the Sphinx Wince
20 August 2013
By Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 18 August 2013.
Intelligence Without Info
14 August 2013
By Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 11 August 2013.
Battle Stations Bangkok
05 August 2013
By Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 4 August 2013.
Syria, the ‘New Afghanistan’
30 July 2013
Syria, the ‘New Afghanistan’ By Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 28 July 2013.
Social Development Pays
15 July 2013
By Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 14 July 2013.
Misreading of Events
09 July 2013
Misreading of Events By Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 7 July 2013.
Time to Reset East Asia
02 July 2013
By Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 30 June 2013.
Afghanistan Is Back to Square One
25 June 2013
Afghanistan Is Back to Square One By Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 23 June 2013.
Not Really Gangnam Style
17 June 2013
By Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 16 June 2013.
Reflections on the 22nd ASEAN Summit
30 April 2013
By Bunn Nagara which appeared in ASEAN Newsletter (of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of Korea), April 2013, p. 3-4.
Democracy Under Siege
10 June 2013
By Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 9 June 2013.
A Once-Proud Nation Unravels
03 June 2013
By Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 2 June 2013.
When Faith Trumps Reality
28 May 2013
By Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 26 May 2013.
No Bridge Over Troubled Waters
20 May 2013
By Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star 19 May 2013.
Peace Talks Go South, Again
13 May 2013
Article by Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Sunday Star, 12 May 2013.
Slow But Steady Progress
29 April 2013
By Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 28 April 2013.
Talk of War to Keep the Peace
14 April 2013
By Mr Bunn Nagara which appeared in The Star, 14 April 2013.
Some Regional Realities
13 September 2018
BEFORE the current US-China “trade war” there was the mutual escalation of tensions between the US and China on this region’s high seas. However, today’s...
Myanmar’s Eternal Shame
13 September 2018
THE problem with tracing the origins of Myanmar’s current massacres of its Rohingya people is that the starting point goes back many years. Myanmar’s campaign...
Is the ringgit real?
13 September 2018
FOR the past 100 days, Malaysians have talked a lot about money. We have been shocked by how much has gone missing, how much we...