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June 2013

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29 Jun Inside North Korea

For most of us, North Korea is an enigma. It is perhaps the most isolated country in the world, and yet has dominated headline news recently on whether it will indeed launch a ‘thermo-nuclear war’ with South Korea and the US. The issues of North...

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28 Jun Crossing Borders: Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking

Over the past decade, human trafficking has become a growing concern in South-East Asia. It has been estimated that 200-400,000 men, women and children from the region are trafficked annually and exploited as forced or bonded labour in factories, streets and brothels. As governments in...

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Jambi Haze

28 Jun More plantations, more haze to come?

In the wake of record levels of haze, environment ministers from Malaysia and Singapore will be meeting their Indonesian counterpart as soon as July 17 for the Ministerial Steering Committee (MSC). This follows the apology graciously given by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and — more importantly...

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27 Jun International Involvement Hub (I2Hub) Official Launch

The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), the Singapore International Foundation (SIF), the Singapore Red Cross Society (SRCS) and Temasek Foundation (TF) officially launched the International Involvement Hub (I2Hub) on Thursday, 27 June 2013, at the [email protected], with Mr Goh Chok Tong, Emeritus Senior Minister, gracing the...

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26 Jun Making a Difference Roundtable

This roundtable jointly organised by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, Temasek Foundation, Singapore International Foundation and Singapore Red Cross aims to discuss our role in the region, and how we can best contribute to communities and causes beyond Singapore. What can we as individuals...

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Kalimantan Haze

24 Jun Sounding the alarm for collective action

The haze in Singapore is at a historic level, exceeding the worst seen back in 1997-98, and blankets the global city in a rancid shroud of grey. Neither is Malaysia spared; several parts of the Peninsula register unhealthy pollution readings. Reports again point to land and...

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18 Jun Asia’s rising frontier with Latin America

In a world where Europe and the United States are struggling, both East Asia and Latin America are outperforming the pack, even if they, too, face challenges. And yet, more than 12 years since it started, the Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) has not...

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xi-obama

12 Jun No one nation, whether America or China, can rule Asia

At their California summit, President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Barack Obama discussed a long list of disputes, from trade to climate change and cyberhacking. Both were anxious to get along and there will be only small steps forward. The key point to come...

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04 Jun Myanmar’s time has come to deliver on initial promise

The World Economic Forum convenes in Myanmar this week, it will bring more than just another 1,000 visitors to the once closed and near pariah country. First visits by then US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Barack Obama brought headline attention. Early...

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