Derwin Pereira

Derwin Pereira is founder and CEO of Pereira International, a Singapore-based political consultancy. He is also a member of Harvard University’s Belfer Centre for Science and International Affairs.
Derwin Pereira
Derwin Pereira is founder and CEO of Pereira International, a Singapore-based political consultancy. He is also a member of Harvard University’s Belfer Centre for Science and International Affairs.

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Opinion | Mass protests in Hong Kong and Indonesia point to similar problems facing Carrie Lam and Joko Widodo

In the face of protests, the leaders of Hong Kong and Indonesia have to maintain a precarious balance. Carrie Lam is caught between ‘one country’ and ‘two systems’, while Widodo needs to keep the secular right, religious right and liberal left onside.

16 Oct 2019 - 11:17AM

In the face of protests, the leaders of Hong Kong and Indonesia have to maintain a precarious balance. Carrie Lam is caught between ‘one country’ and ‘two systems’, while Widodo needs to keep the secular right, religious right and liberal left onside.

Mass protests in Hong Kong and Indonesia point to similar problems facing Carrie Lam and Joko Widodo
Opinion | Hong Kong’s protests, and its future, matter not just to China but also to the rest of the world

Protesters are waging a battle for Hong Kong’s future. Equally, the confrontation reflects a showdown between two global orders – one led by the liberal West and the other by the authoritarian Chinese model.

25 Sep 2019 - 9:03AM

Protesters are waging a battle for Hong Kong’s future. Equally, the confrontation reflects a showdown between two global orders – one led by the liberal West and the other by the authoritarian Chinese model.

Hong Kong’s protests, and its future, matter not just to China but also to the rest of the world
Opinion | How the US-China trade war will make or break Asean

The trade war is pushing Asean to an ideological crossroads. The Southeast Asian countries that grouped together during the cold war now have to choose between the US and China, in a decisive test of Asean’s resilience.

16 Nov 2018 - 1:02AM

The trade war is pushing Asean to an ideological crossroads. The Southeast Asian countries that grouped together during the cold war now have to choose between the US and China, in a decisive test of Asean’s resilience.

How the US-China trade war will make or break Asean
China is not the new America, and will never be

America is chaotic, fractious and ultimately self-correcting. That is its great strength and the reason it should not be written off as a fading power, despite Donald Trump’s best efforts to undermine US authority.

25 Aug 2018 - 8:12AM

America is chaotic, fractious and ultimately self-correcting. That is its great strength and the reason it should not be written off as a fading power, despite Donald Trump’s best efforts to undermine US authority.

China is not the new America, and will never be
Malaysia gets a new government, but race still rules

While the electoral defeat of Barisan Nasional reflected a disgust with the status quo that cuts across the races, people still largely voted according to ethnic preferences, and the concept of Malay supremacy remains intact – for now. 

18 May 2018 - 7:05PM

While the electoral defeat of Barisan Nasional reflected a disgust with the status quo that cuts across the races, people still largely voted according to ethnic preferences, and the concept of Malay supremacy remains intact – for now. 

Malaysia gets a new government, but race still rules
How political Islam is gaining ground in Southeast Asia despite the fall of Islamic State

The battlefield defeat of Islamic State should not be cause for complacency as political Islam gains ground in Southeast Asia.

6 Feb 2018 - 7:34PM

The battlefield defeat of Islamic State should not be cause for complacency as political Islam gains ground in Southeast Asia.

How political Islam is gaining ground in Southeast Asia despite the fall of Islamic State
If Xi Jinping wants China to succeed the US as a world superpower, he must choose change

If President Xi Jinping wants China to lead the world in place of a retreating America, he will have to make the country worthy of that leadership.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

If President Xi Jinping wants China to lead the world in place of a retreating America, he will have to make the country worthy of that leadership.

If Xi Jinping wants China to succeed the US as a world superpower, he must choose change
As the US recedes and China leads, Trump’s Asia trip sends out reassuring signals
During his Asia trip, can Trump assuage doubts about America’s leading role in the region?

The US president should not let the North Korean nuclear stand-off dominate his agenda in Asia, and instead engage leaders on shared strategic concerns.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

The US president should not let the North Korean nuclear stand-off dominate his agenda in Asia, and instead engage leaders on shared strategic concerns.

During his Asia trip, can Trump assuage doubts about America’s leading role in the region?
China’s belt and road plan deserves the benefit of the doubt
Why Hong Kong and Singapore must help their airlines soar
Will Asia disappear from the US radar under Trump?
When Trump meets Clinton: what Asians will be looking for in the US presidential election debate
Brexit offers a cautionary tale for an Asia seeking greater integration
Don’t allow Islamic State to gain ground in Southeast Asia
Asians worried about Donald Trump’s brashness see hope in Hillary Clinton’s nuanced stance on Islam and China
Message for China and the US: Asia-Pacific needs the glue of trade, not the threat of war
How middle power Indonesia fits into a changing Asian order