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  • Taking Shape: New Global Financial Architecture 

    Liow, Joseph Chinyong (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2017-10-11)
    The declining influence of Western-dominated institutions such as the IMF and World Bank has led to the rise of regional alternatives like the AIIB. They will likely complement each other to provide global 'public goods'.
  • Rice & the Private Sector: Asia’s Food-Energy-Water Nexus 

    Liu, Stella (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2017-09-27)
    With global food demand and energy needs increasing amid a potential shortfall in water, the interdependencies between these resources – defined as the water-food-energy nexus – have become the resource scarcity challenge of the 21st century. The ...
  • Growing Importance of Global Public Goods: The Case of Climate Change 

    Chander, Parkash (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2017-09-22)
    A PUBLIC GOOD is a good whose consumption by some individual(s) does not diminish its availability to other individuals. Examples are national defence, radio broadcast, or clean air. They can be made available to additional consumers at minimal or no ...
  • Beyond 50: ASEAN’s Role in the Evolving Regional Order 

    Han, David; Ho, Shawn (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2017-09-04)
    Given the flurry of activities surrounding ASEAN’s commemoration of its 50th anniversary last month, it is now timely to take a step back, reflect on ASEAN’s achievements and then look ahead to its future. Will the organisation’s flexibility in meeting ...

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