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  • Golden Rice: Triumph for Science 

    Teng, Paul (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2021-07-27)
    After almost two decades, Golden Rice was approved last week by the Philippines authorities for use as food. This together with the approval of the bioengineered Bt eggplant represents a landmark victory of science over misinformation; it will provide ...
  • Global Warming: Rethinking International Relations 

    Chong, Alan (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2021-07-22)
    Recent escalations in the severity of extreme weather events in Europe have set the stage for a rethink of international relations as a policy pathway towards dealing with climate change. Such rethinking requires a refocus on the social contract ...
  • G7’s ‘Build Back Better World’: Rival to China’s BRI? 

    Rana, Pradumna B (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2021-07-14)
    As a rival to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the G7’s “Build Back Better World” (B3W) will face significant challenges. As a complement, however, both the B3W and BRI together could help build a more inter-connected world and drive global ...
  • Indonesia’s New Lockdown: Jokowi’s Legacy? 

    Arifianto, Alexander R (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2021-07-13)
    In response to the ongoing COVID-19 surge in Indonesia, President Joko Widodo has enacted the strictest lockdown policy since the pandemic began 18 months ago. Jokowi seems increasingly concerned that the surge could threaten his political legacy.

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