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SIIA in the News

11 May 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...

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03 May Why forests will make or break the climate fight

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...

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22 Apr Media Coverage: 3rd S’pore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources

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...

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20 Mar Asia watches rise of Donald Trump with trepidation

SIIA Chairman Simon Tay was quoted in a Straits Times feature by Nirmal Ghosh, the Straits Times' Indochina Bureau Chief, on how Asian countries are responding to the rhetoric of Republican front runner Donald Trump. The article appeared in The Sunday Times and in The Nation on 20 March...

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14 Feb SIIA Chairman Simon Tay quoted on US-ASEAN Summit

Obama Staking Asia Policy On ASEAN Sunnylands Summit [Forbes, 14 Feb 2016] "Diplomatically, symbolically, this is putting ASEAN—10 medium-size and smaller countries—virtually on par on China, which is a great acknowledgement of the distance ASEAN has come since past years," said SIIA Chairman Simon Tay. For the...

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14 Feb Could ASEAN form a common identity?

SIIA Chairman Simon Tay was quoted in a Channel NewsAsia feature on ASEAN's vision of a shared regional identity. Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs Simon Tay said: "Singaporeans are pragmatics. Just as we turn to China, if we really see that ASEAN -...

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12 Feb Foreigners can own up to 67% of Indonesian firms

SIIA Deputy Director Cheryl Tan was quoted in The Straits Times on 12 Feb 2016, commenting on new Indonesian reforms to liberalise the country's economy, including allowing foreigners to own a majority stake of up to 67 per cent of businesses in Indonesia's healthcare and...

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10 Feb ASEAN-US Summit Viewed as More Symbolic Than Substantive

SIIA Chairman Simon Tay and SIIA Fellow Lim Chin Leng were quoted by Voice of America on 10 Feb 2016, regarding the upcoming special US-ASEAN summit hosted by US President Barack Obama. “This being the last year of President Obama in office, I'm not particular strong...

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02 Feb SIIA ranked highly in global index for fourth year running

MEDIA RELEASE Singapore’s oldest think tank also ranked tops in categories recognising new paradigms and ideas and public engagement Singapore, 02 February 2016 – For the fourth year running, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) has been ranked among the top Asian think tanks in the...

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