Is east Asia really the top dog when it comes to education?
... and why our analysis is a much fairer comparison.
The Shoalwater Bay training area has been one of the most important in Australia, frequently used by Australian, US, New Zealand and Singaporean troops.
The small city-state is an important regional ally, and we should work hard to maintain that strong relationship.
Andreas Schleicher, the man in charge of the global education numbers.
The direct line between world education policy and Donald Trump looks like this.
60% of high school students in Singapore receive private tuition.
The role of private tuition plays a part in the overall success of students in Singapore, with around 80% of primary-school children having at least three hours of private tuition a week.
John’s the don.
The Scots thought their education system was world-beating, until the OECD started publishing rankings.
Singapore and Australia have a lot in common.
You can drive across Singapore (population 5.5 million) in 45 minutes – roughly the same time it takes to reach Gawler from the Adelaide CBD. As an equatorial island, the climate is warm all the year round…
Using incentives drawn from game play, the peak-hour crush can be reduced, or avoided altogether.
Using elements of game play, we can create incentives for people to change how and when they make various transport choices in ways that enable the whole system to work better.
Job seekers at a job fair in Chongqing, China.
An oversupply of graduates is putting pressure on the social contract in East Asia.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame at the 2016 World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. He has drawn flack for seeking a third term.
Unlike the third-term fever afflicting the Great Lakes region, Rwanda is not mired in corruption and stagnation. Rwandans were fearful and anxious about what might happen after 2017 without Kagame.
Forest fires, often the result of land clearing, are becoming a major issue for Indonesia and its neighbours.
The world's rainforests are still being slashed and burned at a dizzying rate to make consumer products. But now there are signs of real political will, especially in Asia, to rein in the destruction.
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his team go on a bus tour thanking supporters after their landslide election victory.
Elections Singapore-style are so heavily stacked in favour of the PAP, which has ruled for 56 years, that the country's newly re-elected government is more authoritarian than democratic.
Why do forests fires rage every year in Indonesia? Some people benefit from the business of fire, enjoying profits and economic rents at the expense of environmental quality.
Scientists and policymakers - aware of the extreme dry season of El Nino - have warned of fires in Indonesia months in advance. Why then, do fires continue to blaze and what is being done about it?
By leveraging a wave of national celebration and a friendly state-funded media, Singapore's authoritarian elite has as firm a grip as ever.
Australia and Singapore’s new comprehensive strategic partnership is not seen as harmful for neighbouring countries such as Indonesia.
Australia and Singapore recently signed a comprehensive strategic partnership on the 50th anniversary of their relationship. How would the new partnership affect Indonesia?
More than 84% of households in Berlin rent their home.
Many of the reasons housing is more affordable outside Australia stem from government intervention.
Girl maths via NataSnow/www.shutterstock.com
Analysis of a maths teaching method popular in East Asia shows promise, but not enough to roll out nationally yet.
One of four koalas on loan to Singapore Zoo, where they were unveiled to the public on Wednesday May 20.
Four female koalas have just made their debut in front of an adoring public at Singapore Zoo – the latest in a long line of animals used for diplomatic purposes, going back to Winston the platypus.
The relationship with Indonesia is more important than the protest over two dead drug traffickers and Australians need their ambassador in Jakarta.
Australians are the ones who suffer when consular support is weakened overseas.
Bowing out: former prime minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, has died at the age of 91.
One of the world's great economic success stories, Singapore owes much of its prosperity to Lee Kuan Yew, the country's founding father.
Even in retirement, the late Lee Kuan Yew cast a long shadow from which Singapore has yet to fully emerge.
Lee Kuan Yew literally helped put Singapore on the map. Its subsequent influence far outstrips the tiny island’s geopolitical significance.