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03 Sep Can S’pore capitalise on Myanmar’s opening?

Myanmar’s political opening has caught the world’s attention, and many countries are rushing to what has been called Asia’s last frontier market. Punishing sanctions by the European Union have been lifted, while Washington DC has suspended its measures. Seized by the economic potential of the...

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27 Aug It is not just about economics

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s recent National Day Rally speech was a bold statement of the Singapore Government’s commitment to address key concerns of its citizens while charting a path to continued success for the country as a player on the global stage. While short on...

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09 Aug Seizing the Singapore Dream

For generations, people around the world aspired to emulate the "American Dream". This fundamental ethos connotes freedom, equal opportunity and upward mobility. As the post-Cold War world became a geopolitical marketplace, however, others have begun to articulate their own visions for the future. Soon after the...

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28 Jun Crossing Borders: Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking

Over the past decade, human trafficking has become a growing concern in South-East Asia. It has been estimated that 200-400,000 men, women and children from the region are trafficked annually and exploited as forced or bonded labour in factories, streets and brothels. As governments in...

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Jambi Haze

28 Jun More plantations, more haze to come?

In the wake of record levels of haze, environment ministers from Malaysia and Singapore will be meeting their Indonesian counterpart as soon as July 17 for the Ministerial Steering Committee (MSC). This follows the apology graciously given by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and — more importantly...

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27 Jun International Involvement Hub (I2Hub) Official Launch

The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), the Singapore International Foundation (SIF), the Singapore Red Cross Society (SRCS) and Temasek Foundation (TF) officially launched the International Involvement Hub (I2Hub) on Thursday, 27 June 2013, at the Atrium@Orchard, with Mr Goh Chok Tong, Emeritus Senior Minister, gracing the...

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26 Jun Making a Difference Roundtable

This roundtable jointly organised by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, Temasek Foundation, Singapore International Foundation and Singapore Red Cross aims to discuss our role in the region, and how we can best contribute to communities and causes beyond Singapore. What can we as individuals...

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Kalimantan Haze

24 Jun Sounding the alarm for collective action

The haze in Singapore is at a historic level, exceeding the worst seen back in 1997-98, and blankets the global city in a rancid shroud of grey. Neither is Malaysia spared; several parts of the Peninsula register unhealthy pollution readings. Reports again point to land and...

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23 May Human Cities

The tangled web of international organizations that constitutes global governance has become so remote and ineffective that few count on it to deliver results anymore. Now, after decades of turf wars and self-marginalization, international organizations must rally around an increasingly pressing global priority: sustainable urbanization. The...

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