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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...

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Asia watches rise of Donald Trump with trepidation
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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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SIIA Chairman Simon Tay quoted on US-ASEAN Summit
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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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Could ASEAN form a common identity?
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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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Foreigners can own up to 67% of Indonesian firms
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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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ASEAN-US Summit Viewed as More Symbolic Than Substantive
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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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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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Asia will be able to enter a new period of growth
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Asia's economy is undergoing economic structural changes that poses some risks. But if these risks are overcome, countries will undergo a new phase of growth. The SIIA invited business leaders and academic experts to have a discussion on whether factors such as the economic structural imbalance...