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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 ...
Is there such a thing as a "natural" disaster?
Being vulnerable to the forces of nature is entirely social and political economic decisions. This article provides an overview of 40 years of critical disaster studies and why critical approach to understanding disasters ...
The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Coping With Disruptive Change
The fourth industrial revolution will benefit mankind tremendously. We can also expect disruptions. Upholding state centrality will ensure continuity and stability amidst this seismic shift.
Cheaper Fossil Fuels: The Relevance of Nuclear Energy
As carbon-intensive fossil fuels have become cheaper, would nuclear power continue to be relevant? Nuclear power can help countries in their diversification from fossil fuels. But public concerns over post-Fukushima nuclear ...
Nepal Earthquake One Year On: Building a More Effective Relief Effort
One year since the devastating Nepal earthquakes, the international relief effort holds lessons for future emergency response. While reconstruction efforts remain stifled, the immediate international relief operations ...
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 ...
Jihadist Disengagement from Violence: Understanding Contributing Factors
Members of Indonesian jihadist groups are disengaging from violence. Understanding the factors that facilitate disengagement can enable governments and NGOs working in the field of terrorist rehabilitation to tailor ...
Pitfalls of the "Internet-of-Things"
The global network of Internet-enabled sensors, devices and systems called the “Internet-of-Things” promises many upsides. But many IoT products are vulnerable to hacking. In the IoT age, it is vital to strike a balance ...
Growth of Nuclear Energy: Issues in Safety, Safeguards and Security
Nuclear energy is seeing a revival post-Fukushima, with interest shifting away from Europe to Asia. As nuclear power use grows, so must the international community bear in mind the 3S - safety, safeguards and security.
Rebalancing Encrypted Messaging Apps
End-to-end encryption has made instant messages more secure. But the technology has also made it more difficult for authorities to fight terrorism and crime. Reverting to the previous encryption technology rebalances ...