Analysis/Opinion

Pandemics and Preparation the North Korean Way

North Korea was notably among the first countries to announce a closure of its border due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in neighboring China. On January 21, Pyongyang notified tourism companies that it would…




The Global Crisis in Credibility

By: Murray Hunter Despite an earlier perception that the current Millennium would herald a new Age of Enlightenment, with the emerging Internet as a potentially open, egalitarian platform, the ability to gain access to accurate…





A Chastened HSBC Comes Home to Hong Kong

Only a few days after the United Kingdom retreated into Little England via Brexit, the last surviving major part of its imperial corporate presence announced a retreat to its own little Hong Kong home. HSBC…


Will LIC be the Saudi Aramco of India?

As India’s government is under pressure to shore up its ailing balance sheet, it has identified a handful of state assets to sell. The Life Insurance Corporation of India offers the most lucrative opportunity, but…