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18 Aug Commentary: Singapore & COVID-19

By Simon Tay and Sarah Loh For the Asia Media Centre The COVID-19 pandemic has affected lives and livelihoods across the world, but there has been little global leadership. Each country has responded in its own way and primarily with its own resources, and with varying outcomes. As...

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17 Aug Commentary: Singapore as a hub – Renewing Asean’s relevance

By Simon Tay and Jessica Wau For the Straits Times  The region is entering a difficult period with pandemic numbers climbing and closed borders hitting business, trade and tourism. Economies are slowing or even contracting. Some voices in neighbouring countries are turning towards nationalism and protectionism - becoming...

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12 Aug Leadership in sustainability: Where does Singapore stand? (Eco-Business)

While many companies are remaining committed to sustainable practices despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the SIIA believes that regulators, financial institutions and NGOs also have important roles to play to ensure that companies uphold good standards of environmental protection, engagement with workers and suppliers, and supply...

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05 Aug Infographic – Haze Outlook for 2020 is ‘Amber’

The SIIA released its annual Haze Outlook report in June, warning that a severe transboundary haze in 2020 remains a risk because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is rated amber on a scale of green (low risk), amber (moderate risk) and red (high risk). As...

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22 Jul What’s next after GE2020? Post-Election Directions for Singapore

The 2020 General Election has been described as a breakthrough moment for politics in Singapore. On 17 July 2020, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) invited three former Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs) to discuss the ramifications of GE2020 – Mr. Zulkifli Baharudin, Managing...

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07 Jul Commentary: Singapore GE2020 – Global concerns, national elections

By Simon Tay For The Straits Times Diverse issues are coming into play for Singapore's upcoming general election. Some concern the pandemic and responses in recent months, while others relate to longer-term issues. While there are geopolitical considerations, elections often focus attention on domestic issues. To some, geopolitical...

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