Uncertain times will test Asean spirit

Even when great-power relations in Asia were good, Asean needed to find its own economic and strategic space between them. Now that relations between...

At risk of producing too many doctors? Too many medical undergrads creates problems for...

The issue of whether Singapore will have too many, or not enough, doctors for its population has come to the fore once again.This is...

Malaysia’s food banks help feed hungry undergrads

KUALA LUMPUR • Ms Nor Nadrah Ahmad is a first-year accounting student at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), a public university in Shah Alam, Selangor's...

The economics-security disconnect in America’s Indo-Pacific strategy

The rolling out of the United States' Indo-Pacific strategy at this year's Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD) raises more questions than answers. Acting Secretary of Defence...

Survey: 95% of Singaporeans are supportive of the criminalisation of doxxing

A stark majority of Singaporeans aged 16 and older are supportive of the criminalisation of doxxing, according to findings from a survey measuring attitudes...

Remembering Tiananmen

"We remember June Fourth because there are people who dearly want us to remember. It comforts them to know that we remember."We remember June...

India now needs bold economic reform

Now that India's general election is over, the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi must, in its second term, turn its attention to the...

What it takes to be a zero-waste nation

2019 has been earmarked as the Year Towards Zero Waste for Singapore with a Zero Waste Masterplan to be launched in the second half...

A new climate economy for Asia

The year 2018 will be remembered as the year that the science on climate change began screaming at us. Report after report laid out...

Europe’s Green parties can make history

When future generations look back on the political upheavals of the last few years, it is quite possible that few will care about what...

What is lost when millions rely on GPS

It has become the most natural thing to do: Get in the car, type a destination into a smartphone, and let an algorithm using...

What US-China trade war is really about: A Chinese perspective

The term "trade war" is a misnomer, consisting of two words which should be naturally irrelevant to each other, as countries that trade with...

Astounding insensitivity and troubling response of the Singapore govt on comment regarding Vietnam invasion...

In his Shangri La Dialogue Speech on 31st May, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong mentioned that Vietnam invaded Cambodia, thus posing a serious threat...

Time to close the NRIC loophole for SingPass

Last week, former presidential candidate Tan Kin Lian published his National Registration Identity Card (NRIC) number on his Facebook page, along with his e-mail...

Pay heed to global trash tensions

Plastics and politics may have seemed an unlikely pairing once upon a time. That is no longer true. As awareness of environmental issues gains...

A strong international order requires US to defer to allies

President Donald Trump's "America First" foreign policy has sparked heated debate in the international community. Many foreign policy observers argue that Mr Trump's policies...

Rare earths: Beijing threatens a new front in the trade war

BEIJING/LONDON • Nine years ago, Ian Higgins' company in the north-west of England was jolted by bad news from Volkswagen. Prices for rare earths...

Paradoxes in medical technology

Scientific and technological innovations usually come in waves or cycles, and many observers believe we have already passed, or will soon pass, the peak...

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