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  • A Strong Secretariat, a Strong ASEAN? A Re-evaluation 

    Nair, Deepak (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Insttite, 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 ...

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