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Visitors take pictures of themselves in an area set aside for tributes to former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew at the hospital where he passed away, Singapore, March 23, 2015 (AP photo by Joseph Nair).

Singapore Faces Challenges Near and Far in Post-Lee Kuan Yew Era

By Prashanth Parameswaran
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After Lee Kuan Yew’s death earlier this month, questions remain about the durability of his legacy in Singapore. While changes have been afoot there, particularly since Lee retired from politics in 2011, they are likely to develop into larger economic and political challenges amid growing regional and global uncertainties. more


Saudi Arabia Risks Quagmire in Yemen Campaign

By Peter Salisbury
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Despite almost a weeklong Saudi-led air campaign in Yemen to dislodge them, Houthi rebels have continued to push on into the south of the country. In the event of a ground invasion, the Saudis could find themselves facing the same kind of challenges the U.S. faced in 2003 after invading Iraq. more