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  • Labour Provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and how they may Affect Southeast Asian Countries 

    Das, Sanchita Basu (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2016-06-28)
    This paper provides an overview of the TPP labour chapter; looks at ways that the US and the Southeast Asian signatory countries (mainly Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam) have treated labour issues in their bilateral or regional trade agreements; ...
  • A Strong Secretariat, a Strong ASEAN? A Re-evaluation 

    Nair, Deepak (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2016-02-19)
    “Strengthening the Secretariat” has been a recurrent entreaty and aspiration in ASEAN’s diplomatic history. However, since the failure of ASEAN’s foreign ministers to issue a joint communiqué in 2012, some commentators have increasingly tied the prospects ...
  • Economic and Social Challenges Ahead for Singapore 

    Chong, Terence (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2016-01-25)
    The results of the September 2015 General Elections suggest that a stronger and more credible opposition is not important to most Singaporeans. Most are contented with a landscape dominated by the People’s Action Party (PAP) and with a small opposition ...
  • Southeast Asia Outlook 2017 

    Singh, Daljit; Saat, Norshahril; Cook, Malcolm; Mun, Tang Siew (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017-01-3)
    The outlook for Southeast Asia for 2017 reflects more than challenges this broader view. 2016 saw changes to major power interests in the region as well as disruptive political dynamics in five of the six most populous Southeast Asian countries. These ...

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