The Battle of Red Cliffs (赤壁之戰) at the end of the Han Dynasty, ca. AD 208 "The world under heaven, after a long period of division, tends to unite; after a long period of union, tends to divide. This has been so since antiquity" Ancient Chinese proverb The Chinese believe that the above saying accurately … Continue reading Embracing the opportunities of a multipolar world
Political experts use the phrase 'strong men era' to describe the current political landscape. Everywhere across the world, authoritarian leaders have swept into power (or simply seized it) since the start of the current decade. In the US, Republican President Donald Trump is widely considered as a populist politician who has an anti-establishment leaning. His … Continue reading We’re in an era of ‘Strong Men’: 4 things investors must take note of
Some time back I subscribed to a military history publication from the United States known as 'Armchair General'. Being a military history buff (geek), I recall that I would regularly engross myself with the print magazine sent to my house whenever I found the time to. Among the many issues I've read, the January 2011 … Continue reading Merrill’s Marauders – an inspiration for the retail investor!
When well-known talk show host Charlie Rose sat down with the late Lee Kuan Yew (the first Prime Minister of Singapore) back in early 2009, he asked Mr Lee what he would like to convey or ask the newly-elected US president Barrack Obama. Mr Lee's question to President Obama was direct and surreptitiously grim: "How would you defend … Continue reading Is Defense a growth industry in Asia-Pacific?