March 2018
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09 Dec 3-on-3 with Tan Sri Dr Munir Majid: ASEAN Economic Community

We interviewed Tan Sri Dr Munir Majid, Chairman of the ASEAN-Business Advisory Council and Visiting Senior Fellow at the Southeast Asia International Affairs Programme at LSE IDEAS. Dr. Majid spoke at a panel on “ASEAN Economic Community 2015 – What Now, What Next?” at the SIIA's...

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06 Dec 3-on-3 with Nina Hachigian: US-ASEAN and US-China

The SIIA spoke with Ambassador Nina Hachigian, the US Ambassador to ASEAN. Ms. Hachigian was recently part of the Hatakeyama Panel concerning ASEAN Regional Integration and the Roles of Japan, China & USA at the 2015 ASEAN Asia Forum on October 1. We asked her...

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04 Dec ASEAN-Taiwan Relations – What’s Next?

As Taiwanese citizens head to the polls next year, the newly elected president shoulders the responsibility of setting the tone for the future of cross-strait relations. Even though the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has strong support in the polls, the recent Xi-Ma meeting does suggest...

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31 Oct Asean and the constant gardener

Some weeks ago, the social media and the South-east Asian academic circle were abuzz in response to a speech by Singaporean diplomat Bilahari Kausikan, who likened Asean to a cow. He chided critics of Asean for not recognising Asean as it is, a cow, and wishing...

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01 Oct US ambassador: Seeing positive progress in ASEAN

CNBC interviewed US Ambassador to ASEAN Nina Hachigian on the sidelines of the 8th ASEAN and Asia Forum (AAF), organised by the SIIA on 1 Oct 2015. The video is available on TRANSCRIPT Amb. Hachigian: I've seen actually some very positive progress on those sorts of issues...

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01 Oct CABA: SEA businesses hope TPP, RCEP can co-exist

CNBC interviewed SIIA fellow Pushpanathan Sundram on the sidelines of the 8th ASEAN and Asia Forum (AAF), organised by the SIIA on 1 Oct 2015. Mr. Sundram is Executive Chairman of the China-ASEAN Business Association and a former Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN. The video is...

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04 Sep Confusion clouds regional cooperation to fight haze

It is clear that the haze from fires burning in Indonesia has returned and is worsening. On Tuesday last week (Aug 25), visibility in Palembang, the provincial capital of South Sumatra, was down to about 300m. The count of possible fire hot spots has risen...

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06 Aug SG50: The past, the present and the future

Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs and Mr. Frank Lavin, Former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore discuss Singapore's journey to success over the past 50 years, in this segment for CNBC's '50 on the Dot' programme. Singapore Then & Now Mr. Lavin: The fundamental...

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