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Facilitating Multilateralism: EU-Cambodian ASEAN Dialogue

Multilateralism is undoubtedly under attack today. Global issues such as the US-China rivalry and the management of COVID-19 crisis have increasingly undermined the importance of multilateralism. With the US and China intensely vying for hegemony, we witnessed many instances of the two major superpowers shifting...

Embracing ESG: Emerging Challenges in ASEAN’s Supply Chains

Regulators and investors are now paying greater attention to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, especially in recognition of the impending global climate crisis and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. What does this mean for Southeast Asian businesses, especially in the key agrifood...

Crisis in Malaysia: Politicking amid the Pandemic

The COVID-19 situation in Malaysia rages on with infection rates crossing 20,000 every day and death tolls averaging between 200 and 300 daily. Despite Malaysia having one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, with over half a million people vaccinated daily, the worsening...

The future of RCEP in the ASEAN-China region

On 9 April, Singapore became the first country to ratify the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). RCEP is the world’s largest trade deal, covering a market of 2.2 billion people and contributing to 30 per cent of the world’s GDP. China Development Institute and KSI Strategic...

Low (Green) risk of severe transboundary haze in 2021

The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) has released its annual Haze Outlook 2021 Report, providing a risk assessment of the probability of a severe transboundary haze episode affecting Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore this year. An online launch event was held on 24 June 2021...