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Religious Offence, Public Order, and the Law
A recent public order court case in the UK raises important conceptual questions about the limits of freedom of speech and religion, especially when expressing religious views others may find offensive.
Climate Change and Renewable Energy: Mitigation or Vulnerability?
Renewable energy is often seen to provide relief to climate change. However, renewable energy is at the same time vulnerable to climate change. As the region is set to meet its renewable energy targets in the coming years, ...
Cyber conflicts and Singapore's 'Total Defence' strategy
The progressive complexity of cyber-enabled conflicts are likely to challenge Singapore’s traditional conceptions of ‘Total Defence’ strategy.
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 ...
Agriculture and ASEAN Economies: Still Key for Growth
Despite its declining contribution to the GDP of ASEAN economies, agriculture remains a major source of employment for rural populations and provides much value add for agrifood industries. The ASEAN region needs to tap ...
Combating Haze: Holding One’s Breath A Year On
Indonesia’s efforts to combat forest fires have thus far shown some signs of progress. Doubts over Indonesia’s commitment and the effectiveness of its measures however seem to remain.
Digital Peatland Governance: Surveillance Technology for Haze-Free Region
Indonesia is aiming to restore 2.5 million hectares of degraded peatland, out of which 1.4 million hectares are located in plantation and forest companies' concessions. Digital surveillance technology emerges as a solution ...
ASEAN Unity in the Face of China’s Unilateral “Consensus”
Following the recent conclusion of the Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, some media reports suggest that China had pressured ASEAN countries to agree to a 10-point “consensus” summing up the talks. This brings ...
Rebalancing Encrypted Messaging Apps
End-to-end encryption has made instant messages more secure. But the technology has also made it more difficult for authorities to fight terrorism and crime. Reverting to the previous encryption technology rebalances ...
TPP, OBOR and ASEAN: Where Will They Lead To?
In projecting different conceptions of regional integration the Trans-Pacific Partnership and China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiatives compete not just with one another but also potentially challenge ASEAN centrality, as well.