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G20 in China: Effective or Irrelevant?
The 2016 G20 Summit that took place in Hangzhou, China on 4-5 September, produced some significant achievements particularly on combating climate change. Despite some disappointments, they also advanced bilateral diplomacy ...
Security in One Belt One Road: Singapore’s Role in Training Expertise
The One Belt One Road (OBOR), also known as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) launched by President Xi Jinping in 2013 to promote economic development and exchanges between China and over 60 countries is gaining momentum. ...
Malaysia-Philippines Ties under Duterte: Prospects and Challenges
Malaysia-Philippines relations under the new Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte are likely to remain cordial and warm. The inherent pragmatism of the leaders of both countries would translate into stronger cooperation ...
India’s Indo-Pacific Embrace
India’s perspective on peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific was outlined by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his recent visits to New Delhi’s maritime neighbours – Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
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 ...
Developing Timor-Leste’s Oil Resources : At What Cost?
Timor-Leste’s recent action to acquire the majority stake in the joint venture that was to develop the oil and gas in the Greater Sunrise field, gives it a greater say on the controversial issue of the location of the ...
The Beijing Xiangshan Forum : Competition or Co-existence?
The Beijing Xiangshan Forum is developing as an important track 1.5 platform for dialogue and cooperation on regional and global defence and security issues with growing global influence. Through this forum, China also ...
Enhancing ASEAN’s Competitiveness : The Skills Challenge
As ASEAN celebrates its 51st anniversary, how should the region leverage on its promising growth potential and the skills of its labour force to achieve the goal of becoming a highly competitive region?
Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link: Bane or Gain?
With the launch of East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), Malaysia has demonstrated its commitment to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). However, the proliferation of mega infrastructural projects in the country involving China ...
Indo-Pacific : US Role in Infrastructure
The US has announced that it will make a US$113 million “down payment” to support its initiatives in the Indo-Pacific in the areas of digital economy, energy, and infrastructure. While this amount pales in comparison to ...