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11 May Asean’s active role in the greening of growth

By Simon Tay and Fawziah Selamat For The Business Times SUSTAINABILITY issues are still often seen as long-term concerns, rather than requiring urgent attention, despite the Paris agreement to take action to address climate change. Within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), there have also been...

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23 Nov Understanding Duterte’s Policy Moves: What can Asia expect?

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has made headlines since taking office - and has sparked a sudden interest in the Philippines. On Wednesday 23 November, we held an evening talk with Mr. David Timberman, Lee Kong Chian Research Fellow, National University of Singapore and Stanford University, examining...

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02 Aug What Asean did right: Compromise

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has again come under criticism, this time for failing to refer in a joint communique to the recent judgment by the Permanent Court of Arbitration on competing claims in the South China Sea. Cambodia has been singled out as...

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15 Jul South China Sea: A Quiet diplomacy needed to calm choppy waters

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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08 May Around the Web: Islands in the South China Sea

China has intensified construction on artificial islands in the South China Sea in recent months. At the end of April, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) — which includes the Philippines and Vietnam, rival South China Sea claimants who have clashed with China -...

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09 Oct The Abu Sayyaf group – ISIS terrorists or bandits?

At the end of September, the Abu Sayyaf group in the Philippines announced they were holding a German man and woman hostage. The group also threatened to kill one of their captives by October 17 unless their demands were met - including Germany’s withdrawal from...

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