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Shaking up Asia – the Ukraine effect: Asian Insider

Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the SIIA spoke to The Straits Times' US Bureau Chief Nirmal Ghosh on the “Asian Insider” podcast. Prof Tay shared about the ramifications of the war in Ukraine on Asia. Listen to the full podcast here...

Asean should ditch ‘younger, weaker brother’ mentality when dealing with China, experts say at South China Morning Post’s China Conference: Southeast Asia

China, Indonesia and the UK are amongst several countries which have expressed interest to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). On 23 March 2022, Associate Professor Simon Tay spoke at the SCMP’s China Conference: Southeast Asia on the opportunities and challenges...

Bloc-to-bloc bridges (Bangkok Post)

Digitalisation and climate change are areas in which Europe and Asia can expand their cooperation on. On 20  January 2022, the SIIA held the webinar, “Can the EU and the UK Lead with Asia?”, featuring Her Excellency Ms. Kara Owen, British High Commissioner to Singapore...

Myanmar Coup anniversary (Asia First)

One year on from the military takeover, how is Myanmar faring? Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the SIIA, spoke to CNA’s Asia First on the challenges and the path ahead. “The situation is quite dismal. It’s unstable and there really doesn’t seem to be...

Japan, Singapore must protect global rules-based order: Forum (Straits Times)

At the 15th Japan-Singapore Symposium, speakers emphasised the role of Japan and Singapore in upholding the rule-based international order amid the challenging geopolitical environment and the pandemic. Rising US-China tensions have seen the introduction of new frameworks such as the Quad and Aukus. Speaking at...

“In The News” podcast (Power98 FM)

2021 was a tumultuous year for the world - with new variants of the COVID-19 pandemic, extreme weather patterns and notable geopolitical events, such as the Myanmar coup, Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and the Capitol insurrection. Ms. Jessica Wa’u, Deputy Director (ASEAN) at the SIIA,...