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Quad 2.0: Facing China’s Belt and Road?
The short-lived multilateral Quad of four democracies appears to be earning a new lease of life, partly due to a combined push by the US and Japan. Is this in response to China’s growing clout and assertiveness in the Asia ...
Remembering Operation Jaywick : Singapore’s Asymmetric Warfare
Decades before the concept of asymmetric warfare became popular, Singapore was already the site of a deadly Allied commando attack on Japanese assets. There are lessons to be learned from this episode.
BIMSTEC : Re-modelling for a Bigger Role?
Changing geopolitical realities in the region have brought about a renewed interest in the Bay of Bengal. Can BIMSTEC utilise the momentum to remodel itself as a grouping to be reckoned with?
New Trends in Humanitarian Assistance – Blockchain for Humanitarian Aid : Problem or Panacea?
A notable development in the Fourth Industrial Revolution is blockchain technology. Originally created as an alternative means of financial transfer, the technology can be applied to any type of information and asset. ...
Singapore’s Nascent Urban Farming : Potential Future Regional Centre?
Singapore signalled strong support for its urban farming industry by tendering 24 hectares of land for high-productivity vegetable farms in 2017. Foresighted action is now needed to reduce risk to leafy vegetable producers ...
Russia-China Relations : Alliance in the Making?
The meeting between Vladimir Putin and Xi Jingping in Vladivostok on 11 September 2018 and the first-ever participation of Chinese units in the Vostok-2018 military exercise have renewed speculation about the emergence of ...
Regional Responses to Disasters : Practice But Not Policy?
July 2018 was a month of practical challenges for responders to humanitarian disasters in the wake of the collapsed dam in Laos, the ongoing challenges resulting in the loss of civilian lives in Myanmar, and the earthquake ...
Japan : Real Driver Behind the Indo-Pacific
The Indo-Pacific has become the consensus term for the Trump administration to address the region widely known as the Asia-Pacific. However, the United States is not the principal driver behind this recently popularised ...
The Aircraft Carrier: An Idea That Refuses to Die
The aircraft carrier, denigrated by some as obsolete and a “cruise missile magnet,” continues to find new users and new uses. Consequently, over the next decades expect the number of aircraft carriers and the number of ...
‘Ecological Civilisation’ : China’s Ideological Counter-View?
China’s concept of ecological civilisation is meant to counter the Western view of sustainable development and assert its thought leadership on environmental issues.