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Will China Be a Responsible Great Power?
The changes made to the CCP constitution to allow President Xi Jinping an indefinite stay of power have led to concerns about Beijing’s long-term geopolitical gameplan. At the same time, with great power comes great ...
Rising Protectionism in US: Asia-Pacific’s Response
Asia-Pacific countries cannot influence decisions in the US, but they can pursue a three-pronged response that should enhance their resilience to possible global shocks generated by Trump’s protectionist policies.
China’s Belt-and-Road Initiative: Future Bonanza or Nightmare?
Despite its growing prominence internationally, China’s Belt-and-Road Initiative (BRI) is facing a host of challenges. Unless these are addressed, Beijing will find the BRI ending up more a nightmare than a bonanza.
Transforming the Rice Value Chain : A Whole-of-Society Approach?
The International Rice Congress (IRC) 2018 held in Singapore, 15-17 October 2018, provided new insights and refreshing ideas on how the rice value chain has been transforming. It also underscored the need for a Whole-of-Society ...
Trump’s Protectionism: Method to the Madness?
President Trump’s surge towards US protectionism is threatening a global war and disrupting the international trading system. What is the real issue behind his seemingly reckless policies?
Indo-Pacific Economic Vision : Role of US-ASEAN Digital Diplomacy
US-ASEAN digital diplomacy reflects continuity under the Indo-Pacific Economic Vision and presents opportunities for growth. Complementary measures and sustained high-level engagements with the US and beyond must be ...
Taming Big Brother : G20 Push to Reform SOEs
Attempts to reform global trade rules on state-owned enterprises (SOEs) should balance improving markets and development needs, but geopolitical rifts in the global trading system could obstruct progress.
Singapore’s Next Frontier : In Search of Defence Innovation
Singapore’s scientific and defence industrial base is adopting new strategies to exploit the potential of next-frontier military technologies.
ICERD and Old Politics : New Twists in Post-Election Malaysia?
The Malaysian government’s move not to ratify the International Convention for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) despite an earlier decision to do so has dominated headlines. The events surrounding the ICERD ...
Overdose of Quantitative Easing : Economic Weather Changing?
The decade-long quantitative easing (QE) measures have resulted in the current reverse flow of capital from emerging markets to developed markets. This has led to an “economic drought” in the emerging markets. Would all ...