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MEXICO GIVES THE GREEN LIGHT FOR THE GREEN

After 12 years of state-sanctioned militarised war against Mexico’s illegal drug cartels and an estimated 200,000 people dead, incoming president Andrés Manuel López Obrador has admitted that the war on drugs was a “failed strategy”. On Nov 8, the incoming government of Mexico submitted…

EUROPE MARCHES TOWARDS A JOINT ARMY

Macron talks big In a radio interview with Europe 1 last Monday (5 Nov), French President Emmanuel Macron called for the development of a “true European army” to protect Europe from “China, Russia and even the United States”. Macron justified this by raising concerns…

SINGAPORE’S NEXT TOP PAP MEMBERS

Who’s in and Who’s out of the CEC? In the biennial PAP conference held at the Singapore Expo on November 11th, approximately 2,000 party cadres gathered to vote for candidate that would form the PAP’s next Central Executive Committee (CEC). The CEC is the…

GRAB ‘EM BY THE MIDTERMS

The Blue Wave The US Democratic Party has managed to seize control of the House of Representatives, despite losing a significant number of seats in the Senate to the Republicans. This round of elections saw a record turnout of an estimated 113 million ballots…

MINDEF, SCDF, WHAT SECRETS DO YOU HAVE?

In the aftermath of the incident which claimed the life of full-time national serviceman (NSF) Corporal First Class Liu Kai, two images have since been leaked surrounding the circumstances of the accident. In response, the Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) has filed a police…

IS THIS HOW YOU CHAO KENG?

South Korea’s top court has just ruled that people can reject mandatory military service because of religious or conscience reasons. This will affect more than 900 conscientious objectors on trial, who are imprisoned for refusing to serve in the military. Most of these individuals…