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  • Vietnam: ICT as Engine of Rapid Growth 

    Mack, Vincent; Oon, Benny; Vu, Cung (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2019-05-13)
    The headwinds from the trade war between China and US is dampening export demand from Asian economies. Particularly affected is the ASEAN region. But why is Vietnam thriving when its larger and more developed neighbours are suffering from the trade war?
  • One Year Later: Has Malaysia Changed? 

    Tan, Adrian (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2019-05-10)
    A year has passed since Pakatan Harapan won the 14th Malaysian general election on a platform calling for reforms. The earlier euphoria has given way to a realisation of a long and challenging road ahead for the government. PH needs some victories to ...
  • EU’s Palm Oil Challenge: How Should Singapore Respond? 

    Ng, Jefferson (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2019-05-10)
    Palm oil, a major commodity crop in the region, is likely to be phased out in the EU by 2030. Given the potential regional and transboundary implications, a Singaporecentric perspective can be helpful.
  • Environmental Awareness: Alternative Strategies Beyond Symbolism 

    Jamil, Sofiah (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2019-05-09)
    Are existing environmental campaigns making an impact? Environmental awareness strategies should incorporate lessons from history and traditions, to bring about more effective outcomes.

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