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Climate cannot be seen as a separate pocket of issues

As world leaders gather in Glasgow for COP26 to discuss climate change issues, Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the SIIA, weighed in on why ASEAN needs to come together as a region. “Climate cannot be seen as a separate pocket of issues, but a major facet in the road...

Inaugurating Conference of the Asian Council of Economic Policy (ACEP)

As great power rivalry intensifies in recent years, South Korea recognises the salient need to diversify its diplomacy to avoid being caught in the US-China crossfire. Conventionally, Korea’s foreign policy focuses primarily on the four main powers - US, China, Japan and Russia. In a...

Facilitating Multilateralism: EU-Cambodian ASEAN Dialogue

Multilateralism is undoubtedly under attack today. Global issues such as the US-China rivalry and the management of COVID-19 crisis have increasingly undermined the importance of multilateralism. With the US and China intensely vying for hegemony, we witnessed many instances of the two major superpowers shifting...

US-Singapore Tech & Innovation Virtual Dialogue

Policy issues in the digital space have come to the fore amid ASEAN’s digital transformation journey. Speaking at the first session of the US-Singapore Tech & Innovation Virtual Dialogue on 28 October 2021, Ms. Jessica Wa’u, Deputy Director, ASEAN, SIIA, highlighted the opportunities and challenges...

[PREMIUM] Country Updates (14-27 Oct)

Myanmar ASEAN Summit takes place without Myanmar (26 Oct) ASEAN leaders convened their annual summit on Tuesday, 26 Oct, with Myanmar absent for the first time. Last week, in an unprecedented move, ASEAN had decided to exclude Myanmar’s military leadership from attending the summit for their failure...