Doha doldrums

I’ve been trav­el­ing a lot in the past month and haven’t post­ed here as often as I should (I’m writ­ing this after a day spent at the head­quar­ters of the An...

Indonesia and Malaysia

bq. In con­trast to Indone­sia, where real democ­ra­cy took root after the oust­ing of Suhar­to, post-Mahathir Malaysia has kept a sys­tem of author­i­tar­i­an ...

Funeral games

John Lloyd, a Finan­cial Times edi­tor, makes a good case that “the stern, illib­er­al and anti-mod­ern …  John Paul” could only have viewed this week’s me...