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Timor-Leste’s Challenges : Year After the May 2018 Elections
A year after the last parliamentary elections, in which the Alliance for Change (AMP) coalition won a clear majority, the 2018 and 2019 budgets have been passed, ending a period of considerable uncertainty and gridlock. ...
ASEAN Economic Outlook 2019 : Changing Skies?
As 2019 passes the halfway mark, with the end of the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, the regional grouping faces intensified risks on the trade front. Boosting the bloc’s economic resilience in response will require not just ...
ASEAN’s New Economic Player – Vietnam : ICT as Engine of Rapid Growth
The headwinds from the trade war between China and US is dampening export demand from Asian economies. Particularly affected is the ASEAN region. But why is Vietnam thriving when its larger and more developed neighbours ...
Can Trust Be Verified? Managing 5G Risk in Southeast Asia
Nothing can fully protect a country from secret malfeasance involving the company it hires to provide and maintain its 5th generation wireless system (5G). But certain steps can lessen the risk. One is to learn how secure ...
Disaster Management : Can ASEAN Be a Global Leader?
Notwithstanding the growing frequency of natural disasters worldwide, it is difficult to strengthen disaster risk governance in ASEAN and globally. Several factors stand in the way. However, a recent pilot study in Thailand ...
Belt & Road Initiative – Geopolitical Moves : China’s BRI Signals To India?
A positive Chinese gesture towards India on 1 May 2019 reveals Delhi’s relative importance in Beijing’s global foreign policy. While an instantaneous breakthrough in their complex relationship is unlikely, a new trend can ...
One Year Later : Has Malaysia Changed?
A year has passed since Pakatan Harapan won the 14th Malaysian general election on a platform calling for reforms. The earlier euphoria has given way to a realisation of a long and challenging road ahead for the government. ...
Environmental Awareness : Alternative Strategies Beyond Symbolism
Are existing environmental campaigns making an impact? Environmental awareness strategies should incorporate lessons from history and traditions, to bring about more effective outcomes.
EU’s Palm Oil Challenge : How Should Singapore Respond?
Palm oil, a major commodity crop in the region, is likely to be phased out in the EU by 2030. Given the potential regional and transboundary implications, a Singapore-centric perspective can be helpful.
Belt and Road Forum 2019 : BRI 2.0 In The Making?
At the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing last week, China acknowledged the criticisms labelled against the BRI and pledged to reform it a number of ways. If these pledges are implemented, and cooperation with development ...