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Singapore and the Death Penalty
November 20, 2013
Singapore and the Death Penalty
A recent amendment saves one drug mule. But should death for drug crimes be ended altogether?
Singapore and the Death Penalty
Singapore: The Fight to Save Bukit Brown
October 30, 2013
Singapore: The Fight to Save Bukit Brown
Government plans to redevelop a cemetery spark a debate on the compatibility of conservation and progress.
Singapore: The Fight to Save Bukit Brown
Singapore and the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter
October 18, 2013
Singapore and the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter
Indications are that Singapore may go ahead with the purchase of the JSF. That would be a game-changer for its operational capabilities.
Singapore and the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter
Singapore: How to Stay “Stable and Strong”
October 11, 2013
Singapore: How to Stay “Stable and Strong”
Singapore’s security approach has been a success. It’s policies now need to focus on sustaining it.
Singapore: How to Stay “Stable and Strong”
Singapore Emerges as LNG Trading Hub
September 17, 2013
Singapore Emerges as LNG Trading Hub
An ambitious yet feasible program could have profound implications for the LNG market.
Singapore Emerges as LNG Trading Hub
August 29, 2013
Singapore’s Alternative Media: Fighting for Freedom
Despite vigorous government attempts to control it, independent media continues to emerge in Singapore.
Singapore’s Alternative Media: Fighting for Freedom
Singapore’s Maids: No Respite?
August 05, 2013
Singapore’s Maids: No Respite?
Despite new legislation, progress on rights for Singapore’s foreign domestic workers remains slow.
Singapore’s Maids: No Respite?
Singapore Haze: Discontent Rises
June 27, 2013
Singapore Haze: Discontent Rises
The severity of the haze from Indonesian forest burning has prompted a growing chorus of complaints this year.
Singapore Haze: Discontent Rises
Malaysian Solidarity in Singapore
May 31, 2013
Malaysian Solidarity in Singapore
The interest Singaporeans have taken in Malaysia’s elections reflects their shared histories…and concerns.
Malaysian Solidarity in Singapore
Singapore’s Population Debate Grows Heated
February 18, 2013
Singapore’s Population Debate Grows Heated
A government White Paper calls for Singapore’s population to hit 6.9 million by 2030. Citizens protest.
Singapore’s Population Debate Grows Heated
February 07, 2013
The Worldview of Lee Kuan Yew
Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew has been called the “Kissinger of the orient.” As he turns 90 this year, he presents an interesting perspective on geopolitics.
The Worldview of Lee Kuan Yew
How to Get Southeast Asia Right
February 02, 2011
How to Get Southeast Asia Right
The Obama administration has recognized the importance of maritime Southeast Asia. But there’s plenty more it can do to shore up security there.
How to Get Southeast Asia Right
Too Close for Comfort?
November 20, 2009
Too Close for Comfort?
As Singapore emerges from its sharpest and most protracted recession, the city-state’s policymakers have been keen to emphasize the importance of immigrants to the country’s future well-being. But as Jeya Segaram discovers, the downturn has exacerbated simmering tensions over an immigration policy that some Singaporeans believe is too lax.
Too Close for Comfort?
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