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Indonesia’s Road Ahead: Regional Leadership and Political Succession

As Indonesia continues to expand its role in international and regional affairs ahead of its 2024 Presidential election, many view its incoming ASEAN chairmanship with great importance for Indonesia and ASEAN’s future. This was the focus of a morning talk on Indonesia organised by the...

35th Asia-Pacific Roundtable: Sustaining Cooperation Amid Competition

Ever since the announcement of China’s Dual-Circulation Strategy (DCS), observers have questioned whether this strategy is “inward-looking” and whether it would affect regional economic integration. This was discussed at the 35th Asia-Pacific Roundtable hosted by the Institute of Strategic & International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia from...

Ukraine and Implications for Asia

Ukraine and Implications for Asia As the situation in Ukraine intensifies, the SIIA held a hybrid seminar, “Ukraine and Implications for Asia” on Thursday, 10 March 2022. Speaking at the seminar were Mr Bilahari Kausikan, Chairman of the Middle East Institute at the National University of...

ASEAN & COVID-19: Uncertainties amidst sustainable and digital opportunities

Digital and sustainable solutions are touted as key drivers of growth as the world tries to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Given this, the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC), in collaboration with the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), hosted a webinar titled “ASEAN...

Partnerships and Opportunities in ASEAN: Next Steps for Business

As Singapore positions itself for development and reconstruction beyond the pandemic, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) published the “New Horizons: Global and Regional Strategies for Singapore’s Future” report, focusing on Singapore’s role as a regional hub for ASEAN and a Global-Asia node. On...

Can The EU and the UK lead with Asia

Can the EU and the UK Lead with Asia? How will Asia and the world look like in 2022? Will our region be able to find a path towards recovery and new growth, working alongside Western economies? On 20 January 2022, the Singapore Institute of International...

Greening After Glasgow: How should the Private Sector Respond?

The COP26 climate meeting has renewed hope and ambition by bringing together world leaders from across the globe, shining a spotlight on the climate crisis, and serving as a catalyst for governments, businesses, and individuals to take concrete climate action. But the hard work must...

ASEAN and the Pandemic: Pressing Forward

With the Delta variant wave that once gripped ASEAN countries finally receding, the region envisages an uptick in its economy. Since July this year, the pandemic saw no end in sight as cases soared to unprecedented highs, with slow vaccination rates and overburdened healthcare infrastructures...