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  • China's Belt and Road Initiative and its Energy-Security Dimensions 

    Umbach, Frank (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2019-01-03)
    China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is officially neither a Chinese “Marshall Plan” nor a geopolitical master strategy. At present, it involves 84 countries, rising from 65 countries in 2015, and 15 Chinese provinces. Over the last year, the number ...
  • Securing Energy Supply and Maritime Interests: Seeking Convergence 

    Umbach, Frank (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2018-10-01)
    As ASEAN’s energy demand is likely to increase by almost two-thirds in the period up to 2040, the regional oil and gas resources in the offshore zones of the ASEAN member states will become even more important for enhancing the energy supply security ...
  • Is Use of Cyber-Based Technology in Humanitarian Operations Leading to the Reduction of Humanitarian Independence? 

    Searls, Martin Stanley (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2018-06-11)
    Technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) are being tested and adopted at a significant rate in humanitarian emergency response. However, the crossing of physical, biological, and cyber domains that characterises these technologies threatens ...
  • Games of Institutional Balancing China, The AIIB, and Future of Global Governance 

    He, Kai; Feng, Huiyun (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2018-05-21)
    The establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has signified a “charm offensive” by China towards multilateral institutions and existing global financial governance. If the rise of China is inevitable, what will the future world ...

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