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25 Mar Long Live Lee Kuan Yew’s Lion City

Henry Kissinger called him one of the “asymmetries of history.” Margaret Thatcher said “he was never wrong.” Barack Obama called him “one of the legendary figures of Asia.” Tony Blair said he was “the smartest leader I ever met.” Samuel Huntington said he was one...

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24 Mar After LKY, Singapore is at the crossroads

Mr. Lee left behind a strong foundation for S'pore, says SIIA Chairman Simon Tay in this interview with CNBC. CNBC spoke to Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) over the phone from Yangon on 24 March 2015. Prof. Tay...

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23 Mar All the world was his stage

In 1967, when Singapore was two years independent and he was a young Premier of only 44, a report described Mr Lee Kuan Yew giving a talk at Harvard University. As he spoke about the escalating Vietnam War and the role of the United States,...

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06 Mar Singapore can do more for low carbon future: UN Climate Change Chief

Singapore can do more to direct public fund and private capital to high-tech, low-carbon investments, said Ms Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). She urged state-linked investment companies as well as sovereign wealth and pension fund managers here...

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23 Feb Issues to ponder as Budget looks to the future

The previous Budget and recent government schemes such as the Pioneer Generation Package and Silver Support Scheme focused on the needs of older citizens and retirees. Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has said the new Budget to be announced today will build...

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23 Jan SIIA ranked among top Asian think tanks for third year running

Singapore, 23 January 2015 – The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) was ranked among the top Asian think tanks for the third year running in the 2014 Global Go To Think Tank Index, an annual ranking compiled by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil...

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