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Ukraine and Implications for Asia

As the situation in Ukraine intensifies, the SIIA held a webinar on the impacts it will have on Asia. At the “Ukraine and Implications for Asia” webinar, Mr. Bilahari Kausikan, Chairman, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore and Mr. Manu Bhasksran, Founding Director and...

[PREMIUM] Chairman’s Note – Budget 2022

SIIA Note on Singapore Budget 2022 Private and Confidential For SIIA Corporate Members and Advisors   Minister of Finance Lawrence Wong delivered Singapore’s budget for FY 2022/2023 to parliament on 18 February, with members of parliament debating key issues in following weeks. This note by the Singapore Institute of...

Webinar – “Can the EU and the UK Lead with Asia?”

Beyond the health impacts of COVID-19, the pandemic has disrupted trade and investment, accelerated the push towards digital transformation, and highlighted the urgent need for climate action. At the same time, the pandemic has also exposed gaps in cross-border cooperation and the limits of global...

[PREMIUM] Country Updates (23 Feb- 9 March)

Indonesia Indonesia eases domestic travel restrictions and reopens international travel to Bali Jokowi calls for ceasefire in Russia and Ukraine war Indonesia has eased travel restrictions for domestic travel and international travellers can now enter Bali without the need for quarantine. Coordinating Minister for Maritime...

Partnerships and Opportunities in ASEAN: Next Steps for Business

As Singapore positions itself for development and reconstruction beyond the pandemic, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) published the “New Horizons: Global and Regional Strategies for Singapore’s Future” report, focusing on Singapore’s role as a regional hub for ASEAN and a Global-Asia node. On...

[PREMIUM] Country Updates (10-23 Feb)

Indonesia Indonesia relaxes quarantine rules as the country looks at reopening travel Indonesia reports a $2 billion budget surplus in January Indonesia signs a set of bilateral agreements with Singapore to resolve long-standing issues Indonesia is planning to reduce quarantine rules for fully vaccinated international...

Webinar- EU-ASEAN Digital Connectivity: Why, How and What

Ms. Jessica Wa’u, Deputy Director (ASEAN), SIIA, spoke at the “EU-ASEAN Digital Connectivity: Why, How and What?” webinar on Tuesday, 22 February 2022. The webinar was organised by the Clingendael Institute and the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP). She shared about ASEAN’s current state...

Bloc-to-bloc bridges (Bangkok Post)

Digitalisation and climate change are areas in which Europe and Asia can expand their cooperation on. On 20  January 2022, the SIIA held the webinar, “Can the EU and the UK Lead with Asia?”, featuring Her Excellency Ms. Kara Owen, British High Commissioner to Singapore...

Meeting with Thailand’s International Studies Center (ISC)

The SIIA held a discussion with the Thailand's International Studies Center (ISC). The meeting was held to exchange information and views were shared regarding China's BRI, the situation in Myanmar, and the rising awareness of climate change issues. Present from the ISC were Chairman Tej...