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Japan in balancing act with U.S. over sanctions on Myanmar (Kyodo News)

Broad sanctions against Myanmar should be avoided as they harm ordinary citizens, according to Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs. In an interview with Kyodo News, he said, "Targeted sanctions, already in place, can continue against the generals, and...

Infographic- ASEAN’s Race to Vaccinate (Indonesia)

Indonesia has begun its mass vaccination campaign. Here’s a look at Indonesia’s Covid-19 vaccine roll-out to date. Looking for more insights on ASEAN’s race to vaccinate? On 23 February 2021 at 5pm, the SIIA will be hosting a webinar, "One Year On: Vaccines, New Variants and...

Myanmar crisis: How should other countries respond?

By Simon Tay For The Straits Time (By Invitation) The military intervention in Myanmar this week is leading many outsiders to consider an appropriate response. The new Biden administration in the United States and the European Union (EU) are evaluating economic sanctions. In contrast, others including neighbouring China,...

The Year Ahead: Focus Remains on the Pandemic and Economic Recovery

Even with the turn of a new year, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt acutely across the world. Economic recovery remains a priority for ASEAN member states but depends very much on the effectiveness of each country’s response to the pandemic....

Myanmar: What was it like growing up under military rule? (BBC)

Myanmar’s military intervention and detention of Aung San Suu Kyi and senior party officials in the last week is reminiscent of politics in Myanmar in the 1980s. What was life like under the Junta rule? In an interview with BBC, Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman...

Infographic: ASEAN’s Race to Vaccinate: Singapore

As countries in ASEAN race to vaccinate its population, the SIIA is tracking the mass inoculation roll-out. Here’s a look at how Singapore is doing. In late February 2021, the SIIA will bring you a webinar to examine the pandemic one year on. How will the...

[Premium | Myanmar Briefing] (02/2021)

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, President Win Myint and other top leaders of the National League of Democracy (NLD) in Myanmar have been detained and held incommunicado by the Tatmadaw as of Monday 1 Feb, the very day parliament was scheduled to convene. Hours...