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PRESS RELEASES & MEDIA NOTES

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Myanmar needs to be more politically and economically transparent
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Country continues to offer tremendous investment opportunities and growth For immediate release SIIA-SGX Myanmar Investment Forum Wednesday, 5 September 2018: Myanmar must be more transparent with the international community, said a leading independent think tank at an investment forum at the Singapore Exchange (SGX). Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman...

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SIIA ranked best independent think tank in Asia
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Maintains position as top think tank in ASEAN Singapore, 8 February 2018: Under Singapore’s ASEAN Chairmanship, there are high expectations for ASEAN to outperform; but this will not be easy. Geo-political trends, such as the pull of US-China tensions, challenge ASEAN’s position in the region. Economically...

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Myanmar’s Transformation & U Thein Sein: An Insider’s Account by U Soe Thane
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A first-hand account of Myanmar’s road to democratic reform Singapore, 30 October 2017: U Soe Thane (former Union Minister for Industry and Union Minister for the President’s Office) is launching a book chronicling a first-hand account of the challenges the government faced in advocating Myanmar’s democratic...

Haze tracking and mapping tools helpful in fight against transboundary pollution
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SIIA’s “Haze Tracker” and WRI’s “Global Forest Watch Fires” are important tools that help bridge knowledge gaps and ensure greater clarity in fight against haze   Singapore, 29 September 2016 – The transboundary haze problem that has haunted the skies of Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, has...

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SIIA ranked highly in global index for fourth year running
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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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More than Singapore will feel Lee’s passing: SIIA Chairman Simon Tay
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MEDIA RELEASE Mr Lee Kuan Yew will be remembered for leading Singapore from the third world to first. Equally important, the late statesman has played a big part in fostering regional stability, said Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA). Mr...

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SIIA ranked among top Asian think tanks for third year running
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Singapore, 23 January 2015 – The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) was ranked among the top Asian think tanks for the third year running in the 2014 Global Go To Think Tank Index, an annual ranking compiled by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil...

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Power Play: Boom or Bane for ASEAN Businesses?
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ASEAN has to tread carefully or risk being the passive subject caught in between major powers MEDIA RELEASE 7th ASEAN and Asia Forum Singapore, 1 August 2014 – ASEAN must remain neutral as it receives unprecedented attention from its biggest neighbours, China and Japan, top officials and business leaders...