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Towards a Regional Nuclear Energy Safety Regime in Southeast Asia
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SIIA Executive Director Nicholas Fang wrote a chapter for a new book, "Mapping State and Non-State Actors' Responses to Nuclear Energy in Southeast Asia", edited by Mr. Nur Azha Putra of the Energy Studies Institute and Dr. Mely Caballero-Anthony of NTU. The book discusses policy issues...

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3-on-3 with Steven Rosefielde: Russia and Asia
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In July, the SIIA hosted an evening talk on Russia's foreign policy moves and the implications for Asia, featuring views from Professor Steven Rosefielde, Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. In this interview...

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South China Sea: A Quiet diplomacy needed to calm choppy waters
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The much awaited ruling for the South China Sea territorial disputes was announced on Tuesday, July 12. After months of deliberation, the international tribunal in The Hague ruled overwhelmingly in favour of Philippines in the case brought to the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), challenging...

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Greener Sectors, Greener ASEAN
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Traditionally, agriculture has been one of the key drivers of economic growth within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Some sources note that nearly 25 percent of total land area in ASEAN, ASEAN 6 and Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Vietnam (CLMV) is currently dedicated to agriculture and this...

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Green Consumerism: Making every dollar count for the Environment
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From the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) to the recent UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the subject of consuming and producing sustainably continues to draw considerable interest. In particular, Sustainable Development Goal 12 seeks to encourage companies to adopt and publicly...

3-on-3 with Wang Yao: Finance key in promoting sustainability in China

Prof. Wang Yao is the Deputy Secretary General of the China Green Finance Committee, China Finance Society. She tells us more about China's financial sector is increasingly moving towards sustainability, in response to the high environmental cost imposed by the country's rapid development. She was...

3-on-3 with Steve Okun: TPP will keep America engaged in Asia

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has proven to be a flashpoint in the US Presidential race, with candidates voicing criticism of the trade deal. But in this 3-on-3 interview with SIIA, Steve Okun, Vice Chairman - TPP of Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce...

3-on-3 with Denis Hew: TPP will have an positive impact on Asia

The United States and China both have initiatives to expand their economic reach in Asia - the US-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, and China's One Belt, One Road and AIIB. Dr. Denis Hew, Director of the APEC Policy Support Unit tells us that Asia...