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Slide - SIIA Haze Outlook 2020
Amber Risk of Severe Transboundary Haze in 2020
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The SIIA Haze Outlook 2020 Report identifies COVID-19 as a major factor impacting fire prevention efforts The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) released its annual Haze Outlook 2020 report on 25 June 2020, providing a risk assessment of the probability of a transboundary haze...

Webinar 6 - Vietnam
Life After Lockdown: Reopening Vietnam’s Economy
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Vietnam has a lot of good things going for it. On 23 April 2020, it was the first country in Southeast Asia to begin easing lockdown measures after successfully controlling the spread of COVID-19. Growth projections of 2.8 per cent this year from the World...

Webinar - Holding Slides - China
Getting Back in Business: China’s Recovery from COVID-19
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Months after the COVID-19 outbreak started, hope has begun to emerge from China. The speed and scale of China’s efforts to address the pandemic and its economic effects have been breath-taking, and its recovery is being keenly observed. However, concerns remain. The slow pace of...

Webinar - Holding Slides - Indonesia
Derailed? COVID-19’s Implications for Jokowi’s Ambitions
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Hopes were high for Indonesian President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” as he entered his second term in 2019. Jokowi aimed to make Indonesia more attractive to foreign investors through a series of “omnibus” bills, In addition, infrastructure drive and anti-corruption efforts from his first term were...

Webinar 4 - Malaysian Politics
The Saga Continues: Recent Developments in Malaysian Politics
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After two months of relative quiet, the Malaysian political scene heated up again in the lead-up to the first parliament sitting under the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government on 18 May. For Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, there are questions of external opposition led by his former...

Webinar 2 - US China Covid Cold War
Cold War: US-China Tensions and the Fallout of COVID-19
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Beyond public health, the COVID-19 pandemic has also had wide-ranging political impacts for US-China relations. Despite hope for global cooperation amid a global pandemic and economic crisis, antagonism between the world’s two largest powers is on the rise. We held an online seminar on 6...