RSIS Commentary


  • The Advent of “CyWar”: Are We Ready? 

    Ramakrishna, Kumar (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2019-01-21)
    The recent SingHealth hack and the fake news phenomenon are likely harbingers of an emergent inflection point in contemporary war: CyWar. The aim of CyWar is to secure command of a State’s “hard” and “soft” cyberspace. It behooves States to be ready ...
  • CPTPP: New Key Player in International Trade 

    Rana, Pradumna B.; Ji, Xianbai (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2019-01-18)
    Despite some concerns, the revamped CPTPP which became a reality recently is a force for good in international trade. The next steps are to expand membership and to establish a small secretariat.
  • Indonesia’s New Halal Law: Impact on the Political Economy 

    Mariska, Made Ayu; Ng, Jefferson (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2019-01-17)
    Indonesia’s new halal certification law will be implemented by the end of 2019. What are the implications of the upcoming halal law on the country’s political economy and on Indonesia’s ambition to be a global halal hub?
  • ‘New Way’ to Manage Sino-Indian Engagement? 

    Suryanarayana, P S (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2019-01-10)
    Buoyed by four summit meetings and the formation of a new people-to-people ‘mechanism’ in quick succession, China-India engagement appears to be on a firm track. Despite challenges, this marks an opportune moment to press ahead towards total rapprochement.

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