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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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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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06 Aug Infographic: Comparison of Key ASEAN Countries Response to COVID-19

The public health and economic battles against COVID-19 are set to be protracted.  The SIIA’s latest Special Report, “Renewed Concerns in Key ASEAN Economies: Politics and Growth Prospects After the First COVID-19 Wave”, examines how key ASEAN economies – Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam –...

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05 Aug Infographic – Haze Outlook for 2020 is ‘Amber’

The SIIA released its annual Haze Outlook report in June, warning that a severe transboundary haze in 2020 remains a risk because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is rated amber on a scale of green (low risk), amber (moderate risk) and red (high risk). As...

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03 Aug Infographic: Lessons from ASEAN’s response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 virus pandemic has not only hurt lives and livelihoods but has also starkly exposed systemic problems that need to be addressed. Responses to the outbreak across Southeast Asia have been varied. Here are some lessons ASEAN countries can learn from the region's response...

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