Last month, during a visit to Jerusalem, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to expand cyberdefense cooperation. In an email interview, Emanuel Shahaf, CEO of Technology Asia Consulting, discussed Israel’s ties with Singapore.
Last week’s meeting between India and Pakistan’s foreign secretaries may not have led to any breakthroughs, but it still reflected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s perseverance to engage with Pakistan. To his credit, Modi has shown resolve by resisting familiar challenges to talks with Islamabad.
In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s Judah Grunstein and host Peter Dörrie discuss violence in Nagorno-Karabakh, U.N. cease-fire monitoring, and West Africa’s regional anti-Boko Haram force. For the Report, David Brown discusses Vietnam’s leadership battles and prospects for economic growth.