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  • Belt and Road Initiative: Why China Pursues It 

    Anwar, Anu (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2019-10-30)
    As BRI is now enshrined in the Communist Party Charter as Xi’s signature foreign policy initiative, a failure could undermine the legitimacy of the party itself. After spending billions of dollars abroad, failure could lead to a challenge of Xi’s authority.
  • India-Bangladesh Ties: Enduring Partnership? 

    Chaturvedy, Rajeev Ranjan (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2019-10-22)
    A four-day official visit on 3-6 October 2019 by Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India offered an opportunity for the two countries to review their bilateral relationship and exchange notes on regional matters. What are the key takeaways ...
  • Climate Change and Global Warming: Singapore and the Arctic 

    Menon, Viji (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2019-10-16)
    The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has added urgency to the need to address enduring changes in the world’s oceans due to global warming. In this respect, the Arctic is expected to be where the most rapid changes will ...
  • Healthcare: A Critical Information Infrastructure 

    Reich, Pauline C. (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2019-10-15)
    As we rely more and more on networked data and devices with the advent of the 5G networks, there are more Internet-connected devices entering the medical marketplace worldwide. What are the cybersecurity risks to the healthcare sector?

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