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Remembering SR Nathan: The MFA Years
Working with and under SR Nathan as a diplomat – rising from recruit to ambassador - was an experience never to be forgotten. He was MFA’s institution builder, task master and guru to many who survived his tutelage.
Indonesia-Singapore Relations: The Next 50 Years
Indonesia-Singapore relations, after initial uncertainties and suspicions, have matured in the past 50 years. What lessons can be derived for relations for the next five decades?
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 ...
Indonesia’s Growing Halal Market : Impact on the Economy
Indonesia remains the largest Muslim country in the world in terms of population. In 2019, Indonesia will officially implement a law on Halal Product Assurance. This legal framework will potentially turn Indonesia into the ...
Modi’s economic reforms : On-track ?
While government officials contend that significant progress has been made in economic reforms under PM Modi, analysts and commentators opine otherwise. Whose views are correct? The answer depends on which aspect of reforms ...
Putin’s Coming Presidency : Tougher for Russo - Western Relations?
President Putin’s annual address to the Federal Assembly on 1 March 2018 places the onus on the West to improve the current tense relationship. What is the Russian leader trying to achieve?
Religion and conflict : the myth of inevitable collision
The recent attacks on churches in Indonesia may spark renewed concern that religious differences are inevitably contentious if not leading outright to violence. However, history suggests that harmonious coexistence is the norm.
G20 in Buenos Aires : End of US-China Trade War?
The 2018 G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, concluded amidst rising tensions between the US and China over trade. The G20 leaders’ final declaration this year addressed important issues like digitalisation, infrastructure, food ...
Who governs the South China Sea?
The Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague will release its ruling today (12 July 2016) on the maritime territorial dispute in the South China Sea between the Philippines and China. What is the outlook like going forward?
International disasters in Asia Pacific: Indonesia's civil-military responses
Long a recipient of international assistance during ‘natural’ disasters, Indonesia has been recently stepping up its joint civil-military humanitarian responses in the Asia Pacific. What does this mean for Indonesia and ...