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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 ...
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.
Russia’s Summit with ASEAN: Pivot to the East?
Russia is hosting a summit in Sochi on 19-20 May 2016 to commemorate twenty years of its dialogue relations with ASEAN. It will explore further cooperation between the two in another affirmation of Russia’s growing ‘pivot ...
US Presidential Election: If Southeast Asia Could Vote
Hillary Clinton, for the Democrats, and Donald Trump, for the Republicans, have emerged front-runners in the presidential nomination campaign. There has not been much talk about their foreign policy stances, especially in ...
Forced migration: some sobering realities
There is an unprecedented global phenomenon of people uprooted and displaced due to conflicts and disasters. The need to contain and reverse this trend is dire. The immensity of the problem requires no less than a global ...