RSIS Commentary


  • ‘Jokowinomics’: Has It Worked? 

    Guild, James; Chen, Jonathan (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2019-08-08)
    Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s seventh president, unveiled his first term in 2014 with an ambitious infrastructure development plan for both land and sea. Five years on, how should one assess the results of his administration’s economic policy?
  • ASEAN’s Indo-Pacific Dilemma: Where To From Here? 

    Kliem, Frederick (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2019-08-06)
    ASEAN has now added to the ongoing Indo-Pacific debate. The question is, where to go from here? Is ASEAN’s Outlook an end in itself or a constructive roadmap for the future of regional cooperation?
  • Humanitarian Technology: Taking the ‘Human’ out of Humanitarianism? 

    Chen, Christopher (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2019-08-05)
    There has been a rapid turn towards the use of both physical and digital technologies in the humanitarian sector. New forms of humanitarian technology (HUMTECH) encompass both hardware – drones, modular shelters, robots and software, such as data ...
  • Cyber Security: Beware the Human Factor 

    Hooi, Edwin (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2019-08-02)
    The recent major data security breaches reported in Singapore’s public sector over the period of April 2018 to March 2019 may have exposed the “soft underbelly” of Singapore’s national security. Whilst a force multiplier, technology should not eclipse ...

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