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August 2020

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31 Aug Infographic: Rules-based international order under stress

The rise of an assertive China and a decline in American global leadership has challenged the rules-based international order in the Asia Pacific that ASEAN has grown accustomed to and prospered under. The global and regional norms as well as security and economic institutions have...

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New Horizons - 26 Aug 2020

27 Aug New Horizons: Renewed Concerns in ASEAN and Key Economies

The second high-level roundtable discussion in the SIIA’s New Horizons series focused on “Renewed Concerns in ASEAN and Key Economies”, where we looked at some of the key trends and concerns emerging from the ASEAN region following the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Aladdin...

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24 Aug Infographic: Crisis Preparation and Climate Change

The biggest challenges facing ASEAN are crisis preparation and climate change. From 2004 to 2014, half of the global disaster fatalities were ASEAN citizens. The economic impact of natural disasters such as floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, have resulted in US$91 billion of economic damage. Climate risk and...

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21 Aug Infrastructure of the Future: Financing Sustainable Growth in ASEAN

As part of the Ecosperity Conversations series, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) partnered with Temasek to organise a webinar, Infrastructure of the Future: Financing Sustainable Growth in ASEAN, on 14 August 2020. Speakers included Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the SIIA, Ms....

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New Horizons - 19 Aug 2020

20 Aug New Horizons: What’s Next for the Region and the World?

The SIIA’s New Horizons series kicked off on 19 August 2020, Wednesday with a high-level roundtable discussion on “What’s Next for the Region and the World?” where we examined how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the region and the world and what economic recovery looks like moving...

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18 Aug Commentary: Singapore & COVID-19

By Simon Tay and Sarah Loh For the Asia Media Centre The COVID-19 pandemic has affected lives and livelihoods across the world, but there has been little global leadership. Each country has responded in its own way and primarily with its own resources, and with varying outcomes. As...

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17 Aug Commentary: Singapore as a hub – Renewing Asean’s relevance

By Simon Tay and Jessica Wau For the Straits Times  The region is entering a difficult period with pandemic numbers climbing and closed borders hitting business, trade and tourism. Economies are slowing or even contracting. Some voices in neighbouring countries are turning towards nationalism and protectionism - becoming...

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