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  • Food Safety in ASEAN: Pitfalls of Complacency 

    Montesclaros, Jose; Caballero-Anthony, Mely; Schlundt, Joergen (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2018-09-07)
    ASEAN food safety regulators may think it conservative to stick to testing for hazards in food, neglecting the need to base control in the notion of risk. This mindset however has a number of pitfalls, which can end up making the region more vulnerable ...
  • Indo-Pacific Economic Vision: Role of US-ASEAN Digital Diplomacy 

    Anuar, Amalina (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2018-09-06)
    US-ASEAN digital diplomacy reflects continuity under the Indo-Pacific Economic Vision and presents opportunities for growth. Complementary measures and sustained high-level engagements with the US and beyond must be undertaken, however, to unleash the ...
  • Synthetic Biology: New Pathway, New Drug Threat? 

    Gunasekaran, Nandhakumar (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2018-09-03)
    Synthetic biology is an emerging field in science and technology that can make a positive impact in numerous areas. There are also concerns that it could be misused to exacerbate the illicit drug threat. Authorities worldwide need to nip this potential ...
  • Regional Responses to Disasters: Practice But Not Policy? 

    Jones, Catherine (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2018-08-24)
    July 2018 was a month of practical challenges for responders to humanitarian disasters in the wake of the collapsed dam in Laos, the ongoing challenges resulting in the loss of civilian lives in Myanmar, and the earthquake in Indonesia. It is timely ...

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