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China Backs ASEAN Push for Talks on Myanmar Crisis
April 01, 2021

China Backs ASEAN Push for Talks on Myanmar Crisis

By Sebastian Strangio
The onus is on the Southeast Asian bloc to build a regional consensus for a more active role in resolving the crisis.

Singapore Joins Calls for Emergency ASEAN Summit on Myanmar
March 26, 2021

Singapore Joins Calls for Emergency ASEAN Summit on Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
The growing weight of outside expectation suggests that a special ASEAN meeting is likely to go ahead in the coming weeks.
Singapore, Malaysia Mull Cooperation on Vaccine Certifications
March 24, 2021

Singapore, Malaysia Mull Cooperation on Vaccine Certifications

By Sebastian Strangio
Mutual recognition of the two nations' COVID-19 vaccine certificates could pave the way for a regional certification process.

Extreme Right-Wing Ideology Arrives in Singapore
March 10, 2021

Extreme Right-Wing Ideology Arrives in Singapore

By Kenneth Yeo Yaoren and Amalina Abdul Nasir
A recent arrest suggests that the city-state should broaden and diversify its efforts to combat violent extremism.

Last Week Singapore Released Its 2021 Budget. What’s in It?
February 23, 2021

Last Week Singapore Released Its 2021 Budget. What’s in It?

By James Guild
In the aftermath of COVID-19, the city-state is characteristically looking to the private sector to get the economy moving again.

Someone to Watch Over Me: Trusting Surveillance in Singapore’s ‘Smart Nation’
January 26, 2021

Someone to Watch Over Me: Trusting Surveillance in Singapore’s ‘Smart Nation’

By Teo Yi-Ling and Muhammad Faizal Abdul Rahman
The TraceTogether controversy shows the need to renegotiate Singapore's social contract on the question of data privacy.

Cherian George on Singapore’s Political Evolution
January 26, 2021

Cherian George on Singapore’s Political Evolution

By Sebastian Strangio
"The main reason why leaders won’t reform the system is probably that they find the current situation far too comfortable."
Can Singapore Keep Its Precious Hawker Culture Alive?
January 13, 2021

Can Singapore Keep Its Precious Hawker Culture Alive?

By Ashley Tan
Singapore’s hawker culture has been recognized by UNESCO, but there are questions about its sustainability.

Singapore Backtracks on COVID-19 Tracking App Privacy Pledge
January 07, 2021

Singapore Backtracks on COVID-19 Tracking App Privacy Pledge

By Sebastian Strangio
A minister revealed that data gathered by a government contact tracing app could also be used “for the purpose of criminal investigation.”

Singapore’s Digital Banking Race is On
December 22, 2020

Singapore’s Digital Banking Race is On

By James Guild
Digital newcomers face serious challenges in poaching customers from Singapore’s traditional banking sector.

UK Signs Post-Brexit Free Trade Deal With Singapore
December 11, 2020

UK Signs Post-Brexit Free Trade Deal With Singapore

By Associated Press
The U.K. sealed its second-biggest trade pact in the Asia-Pacific as its exit from EU trading structures looms.
The Geopolitics of Cybersecurity
December 09, 2020

The Geopolitics of Cybersecurity

By David Koh
Cooperation among states must underpin efforts to create a safer, more secure, and interoperable cyberspace.

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