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In turning to S-E Asia, Taiwan has to keep China in mind
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Taiwan’s new President, Ms Tsai Ing-wen, has her sights set on South-east Asia and plans to woo the region during her term. Announcing her intention to “elevate the scope and diversity of Taiwan’s external economy”, Ms Tsai wants to provide Taiwanese businesses with an investment-destination alternative...

Obama: Upholding Human Rights Does Not Threaten Vietnamese Society
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SIIA Chairman Simon Tay and Dr. Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Director of the Institute of Security and International Studies (ISIS), an affiliate of the SIIA in the ASEAN-ISIS network of think tanks, were quoted in a Voice of America feature on  US President Barack Obama's visit to...

Fighting the Flames: Sustainability Revisited [Channel NewsAsia]

In partnership with Channel NewsAsia, "Fighting the Flames: Sustainability Revisited" explores the current challenges that face the palm oil industry and its multiple stakeholders in the venture towards greening the supply chain. This programme, which aired on Channel NewsAsia on 6 May 2016, is based on...

How Indonesia’s neighbours can help it fight the haze
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Indonesia is making every effort to ensure that the terrible fires and haze suffered last year will not recur. This reassurance was given at the recent 3rd Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources (SDSWR) by Mr Nazir Foead, who heads the newly created Peatland Restoration...

Why forests will make or break the climate fight
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SIIA Director Lee Chen Chen was quoted in an article by Vaidehi Shah published on the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) website and on Eco-Business on 3 May 2016. An excerpt is below. Lee Chen Chen, director of policy programmes at think-tank Singapore Institute of International Affairs, notes that the...

Singapore’s next version of regionalisation
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March was a month of many milestones. The nation marked the first anniversary of the death of Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. It has been half a year since the General Election, when voters gave the Government a new and stronger mandate. And...

The Future of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) – The Way Forward
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Date/ Time: 26 Apr 2016, 5.30 - 7.00pm Venue: Singapore Institute of International Affairs, 60A Orchard Road #04-03 Tower 1 The Atrium@Orchard, International Involvement Hub, Singapore 238890 The TPP has been touted as the gold standard in trade agreements, potentially changing the way countries deal with one...

Media Coverage: 3rd S’pore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources
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On 15 April 2016, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs held our 3rd Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources on the theme of "Global Consensus, Regional Actions: Recommitting to Sustainable Growth", bringing together over 350 policymakers, industry delegates, NGO representatives, academics and members of the...

3rd Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources
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On 15 April 2016, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs held our 3rd Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources on the theme of "Global Consensus, Regional Actions: Recommitting to Sustainable Growth", bringing together over 350 policymakers, industry delegates, NGO representatives, academics and members of the...