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Humanitarian Action – Power of the Crowd : Collective Voices in HADR
Information provided by affected citizens and community volunteers informs decision-makers of the realities on the ground. This crowdsourced data now plays an important part in disaster responses. However, these efforts ...
Humanitarian Action & Coordination – Humanitarian Technology : Balancing Protection with Flexibility
New technologies present regulatory questions. This is no less true of technologies deployed in humanitarian settings. But disaster contexts raise unique regulatory challenges. Addressing them requires balancing competing ...
After Muhammad Wanndy: What Next?
Malaysian IS operative in Syria Muhammad Wanndy bin Muhammad Jedi has been killed in a drone attack on 29 April 2017. Who is Muhammad Wanndy and who will succeed him?
WTO Ministerial Conference : Staying Alive
The World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference opening in Buenos Aires on 10 December 2017 is not expected to yield significant positive results. It is taking place against a background of stalled negotiations, deepening ...
Defrosting Sino-Japanese Relations: What Now?
The recent commitment to dialogue between Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe in Hamburg indicates a thaw in China-Japan relations. By favouring a stable relationship, China and Japan are unveiling a ‘new thinking’ to their strained ...
Cooling future urban habitats: technology based on human body?
What is the likely scenario when demand for global housing increases amid rising global temperatures? How do we create sustainable habitats to survive in an increasingly warming planet?
World Agricultural Forum 2017 - Food Security and The “Terrorist Within Us”
During the recent World Agricultural Forum (WAF) 2017 Conference, jointly organised with RSIS in Singapore, the role of cross border trade on food security was examined. Another related but under-discussed topic, is food safety.
Singapore and Food Security
Food security can be enhanced by strategic initiatives. Land scarce countries can still do much for agriculture and farming with effective policy measures. Singapore has learned to address the multi-faceted challenges ...
Jihad in West African Sahel: Rise of a New Caliphate?
As the self-styled Islamic State loses ground in Iraq, Syria and Libya, Al Qaeda looks to unify its forces in Western Sahel. The AQ network aims to strengthen its foothold in this poor and unstable region of northern Africa, ...
Smart Security : Balancing Effectiveness and Ethics
Smart security – the application of smart technologies for security – offers better defences against evolving threats. Nonetheless, harnessing its full potential requires reimagining operational practices and contemplating ...