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06 May How Indonesia’s neighbours can help it fight the haze

Indonesia is making every effort to ensure that the terrible fires and haze suffered last year will not recur. This reassurance was given at the recent 3rd Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources (SDSWR) by Mr Nazir Foead, who heads the newly created Peatland Restoration...

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28 Apr Singapore’s next version of regionalisation

March was a month of many milestones. The nation marked the first anniversary of the death of Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. It has been half a year since the General Election, when voters gave the Government a new and stronger mandate. And...

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10 Mar Fighting of fires must continue under blue skies

Blue skies breed amnesia. With the clear skies, many may now struggle to recall the urgency and anger over the smoke haze pollution in the region. Last year was one of the worst on historical record for fires and it was barely six months ago that...

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14 Feb Could ASEAN form a common identity?

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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02 Feb SIIA ranked highly in global index for fourth year running

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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05 Nov New demands in engaging China

When China’s President Xi Jinping arrives this week in Singapore, his first state visit to the city-state will do more than commemorate the past 25 years of diplomatic relations. Singapore was an early interlocutor for Beijing, following the first historic meeting in Singapore between Deng Xiaoping...

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30 Oct Putting the brakes on haze financing

In all the finger-pointing over the transboundary haze, some banks in Singapore have come under the spotlight for allegedly financing the culprits behind Indonesia’s forest fires. Now the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) has a new set of guidelines for banks to incorporate responsible financing...

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