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2019 Indonesian Presidential and Legislative Elections – The New Indonesian Parliament : Who Won and What It Means
Apart from electing the president, the recent Indonesian general election also voted in 575 members for the new parliament (DPR). Of the 16 political parties which contested the legislative elections, nine succeeded in ...
ASEAN’s New Economic Player – Vietnam’s Industry 4.0 : Opportunities and Challenges
Vietnam is trying to leap-frog to close the gap with other ASEAN countries by leveraging high-technologies to boost Vietnam economy. Not to be left behind other nations, Vietnam is riding on the Fourth Industrial Revolution ...
Indonesia’s Presidential Election 2019 – Sarungan vs Cingkrangan : Elections and Contestations Within Indonesian Islam
The polarisation of Indonesia’s Muslim society in the 2019 presidential election is a consequence of long-standing disputes between Sarungan and Cingkrangan Islamic groups. These have now shifted from the theological and ...
US-China Conflict : Will ASEAN Centrality Be Derailed?
The US-China trade war is fast escalating into a political one with security implications as US senators re-introduced a sanctions bill to check Beijing on its expansionism in the South China Sea and East China Sea. How ...
Xi’s Visit to Russia : Beginning of a New Era?
Bilateral relations between China and Russia have been strengthened with President Xi Jinping’s latest state visit to Moscow. However, growing links with China will not change Russia’s entrenched Eurocentric orientation.
RSIS-WTO Parliamentary Workshop – US Blacklist on Huawei : Leverage for the US-China Trade Talks?
The United States added Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. to the US Entity List of threats to the US telecommunications industry. Google and other US companies suspended some businesses with Huawei after the blacklisting. Trump ...
RSIS-WTO Parliamentarian Workshop – Trade and Sustainable Development : Achieving the UN’s 2030 Agenda
The World Trade Organszation (WTO) has made notable contributions to help countries accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations (UN). However, there exist certain areas where trade can play a ...
RSIS-WTO Parliamentary Workshop – WTO in a Turbulent World : Need to Change with the Times
The Word Trade Organisation (WTO) has served its Members well. But it needs to change with the times. Despite America’s distraction, the rest of the WTO’s members can still exercise compromise and patient lobbying to sustain ...
RSIS-WTO Parliamentarian Workshop – The Rising Tide : Trade in Services and Intangibles
Although trade in goods is an important component of global trade, trade in services is increasing in significance and requires the attention of policy makers to enhance its contribution to economic growth.
US ‘Terrorist’ Labelling of IRGC : A Futile Move?
On 8 April 2019, US President Donald Trump announced the designation Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation (FTO). This labelling is unprecedented and controversial, as IRGC is ...