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Road To Low-Carbon ASEAN Community
Adopting energy efficiency, investing in renewables and building capabilities on nuclear energy safety may be crucial for Southeast Asia to realise a low-carbon ASEAN Community consistent with the goals of the Paris Climate ...
From Brazil to Singapore: Containing Zika in Southeast Asia
On 13 May 2016, Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Environmental Agency (NEA) reported Singapore’s first imported case of the Zika virus. Although the case of patient zero is likely to be a one-off ...
The Maute Group: New Vanguard of IS in Southeast Asia?
Skirmishes in the southern Philippine city of Marawi highlight the emergence of the Maute Group (MG) as a potential new magnet for other IS-inspired militants in Mindanao. Manila must act swiftly to contain and defeat ...
Food Prices: A Double-edged Sword
The recent phenomenon of food prices declining over the past five years is like a double-edged sword to food consumers globally.
Identifying stakeholders in the land use management process and related critical factors in ASEAN
With growing populations and demand for food, farmers in ASEAN member states (except Singapore) are required to produce more and more food from land that continues to decline due to population growth, industrialisation and ...
As the Water Recedes: Sri Lanka Rebuilds
Tropical cyclone Roanu hit Sri Lanka on 15 May 2016 causing severe flooding and numerous landslides across the country. As Sri Lanka picks up the pieces and rebuilds, it is critical to evaluate the efficacy of Humanitarian ...
TPP, OBOR and ASEAN: Where Will They Lead To?
In projecting different conceptions of regional integration the Trans-Pacific Partnership and China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiatives compete not just with one another but also potentially challenge ASEAN centrality, as well.
Threats of Driverless Vehicles: Leveraging New Technologies for Solutions
New technologies, such as autonomous vehicles, will change the way Singapore work, live and play; yet they also present opportunities for terrorists to innovate their modus operandi. Security agencies need to stay ahead ...
Cyber conflicts and Singapore's 'Total Defence' strategy
The progressive complexity of cyber-enabled conflicts are likely to challenge Singapore’s traditional conceptions of ‘Total Defence’ strategy.
Less is More: Untapped Role of Small Farmers in Asia
The world’s small farmers, numbering in billions, risk losing their livelihoods to urban growth and climate change. Despite the grave challenges they face, small farmers can make the quantum leap into productivity if good ...