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1.5°C Too Soon : More Must Be Done
The latest IPCC special report released in early October 2018 estimated that global temperature increase may reach 1.5°C anytime between 2030 and 2050. This is much sooner than the end of the century timeframe set in the ...
Cryptocurrencies: Potential For Terror Financing
Given their transaction anonymity and user-friendliness, cryptocurrencies appeal to extremist groups as they offer a viable alternative to the mainstream financial system and fiat money which are perceived as ‘kafir’ ...
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?
Is use of cyber-based technology in humanitarian operations leading to the reduction of humanitarian independence?
Technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) are being tested and adopted at a significant rate in humanitarian emergency response. However, the crossing of physical, biological, and cyber domains that characterises ...
Abu Uqayl’s Video : What Does It Portend for 2018?
The video showing the execution of unarmed prisoners by Singaporean Abu Uqayl and other ISIS militants underlines the continuing terrorist threat despite ISIS’ military defeat in Iraq and Syria. In 2018, countering violent ...
India-Singapore Innovation Hub : New Impetus for Economic Cooperation
A new innovation hub launched in Singapore during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit will facilitate collaboration between Indian and Singapore enterprises by being a bridge in their start-up landscape.
Economic Populism : End of The Small State?
If the ‘belle epoque’ of the small state is over, then the world is in for some dangerous times. Middle-sized and aspiring powers should be concerned about what this entails, but small states still have something to offer.
When Modernity Helps Fuel Fundamentalism
There is a link between modernity, fundamentalism and violence. It can help to explain why more perpetrators of terror attacks are successful, modern citizens of rich countries.
Ma’ruf Amin : Jokowi’s Secret Weapon?
The running mate of the Indonesian president is remembered for his hand in toppling Jakarta governor Ahok on charges of blasphemy. In Singapore, he advocated ‘Middle Way Islam’. Is this President Joko Widodo’s secret formula ...
Suspension of Sri Lankan PM : A Strategic Move?
The suspension of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his replacement by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was a strategic move that has been many months in the making.