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ASEAN matters to America (Bangkok Post)
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US Vice President Kamala Harris’ maiden visit to Southeast Asia was momentous as it signalled the Biden administration’s understanding of the region’s importance. Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the SIIA, spoke about the significance of the visit in an interview with the Bangkok Post....

8th SDSWR: Main Highlights Video

While ASEAN is likely to see an increase in carbon emissions as countries seek to recover from the pandemic, opportunities lie in nature-based solutions and regional carbon markets. To harness these opportunities to the fullest and to reduce carbon emissions, multilateral partnerships among countries as...

SIIA’s Tay on Kamala Harris’ Trip in Asia (Bloomberg)
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US Vice President Kamala Harris is in Vietnam for a second leg of her ASEAN trip. Speaking to Bloomberg, Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the SIIA, said “Vietnam used to be their enemy, that America withdrew from, but now a very good friend in...

Myanmar: What ASEAN Can and Should Do
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Media Release For Immediate Release   Myanmar: What ASEAN Can and Should Do SIIA convenes confidential dialogues with the Special Envoy of the ASEAN Chair on Myanmar to respond to the situation in Myanmar  Singapore, 24 August 2021 – The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) is convening a series of confidential...

Singapore as a global hub needs both U.S. and China, says think tank
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US Vice President Kamala Harris is in Singapore on her maiden visit to the region under the Biden administration. In an interview with CNBC, Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the SIIA, said, “We’ve understood from America and the Biden Administration, they don’t want us...

A warming Earth: What does it mean for life in the Lion City?
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Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the SIIA, said the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report added urgency to the call for more climate action. Read more here on how climate change will impact Singapore and what actions are needed. ...

[PREMIUM] Country Updates (5-18 Aug 2021)
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  ASEAN Key Economies COVID-19 status as of 16 Aug Country Share of population fully vaccinated Share of population partially vaccinated Total vaccine doses administered Number of Covid-19 cases*  Singapore 76% 6% 8.55 million 66,281 Indonesia 10.43% 9.45% 82.91 million 3,892,479 Malaysia 34.17% 19.13% 28.31 million 1,444,270 Thailand 7.49% 18.83% 24.1 million 948,442 Vietnam 1.44% 12.81% 15.27 million 293,301 Myanmar NA NA NA 360,291 Sources: Our World in Data, Worldometer, Singapore’s Ministry of Health. *as of 17 Aug...