Today, countries are faced with non-traditional security threats: climate, food, and economy. These issues happen over large time horizons but have tangible long-term impacts. Governments and the private sector have to build resources and share expertise to address these non-traditional threats.
This resource page contains a compilation of articles by RSIS researchers, offering insights into climate, food and economic security, and links to related webinars.
Paul Teng, Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, RSIS, wrote that the approval of Golden Rice and Bt eggplant in Philippines will provide consumers with improved nutrition.
Read more in RSIS Commentary “Golden Rice: Triumph for Science”
Alan Chong, Associate Professor at RSIS, wrote that extreme weather events in Europe have set the stage for a rethink of international relations as a policy pathway towards dealing with climate change.
Read more in RSIS Commentary “Global Warming: Rethinking International Relations”
Paul Teng, Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies (NTS Centre) at RSIS, and Steve Kim, Master’s Degree candidate at Harvard University, wrote that vertical farming seems like the perfect solution to tackle land-scarce Singapore’s unique food security challenges. Given Singapore’s energy mix, however, a more holistic analysis will help measure and manage the performance of vertical farms to support the local agri-food industry’s role in Singapore’s sustainable development agenda.
Read more in RSIS Commentary “Vertical Farms: Are They Sustainable?”
Julius Cesar Trajano, Research Fellow with the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies (NTS Centre) at RSIS, wrote that marine plastic pollution has worsened since the COVID-19 pandemic. Nuclear technology provides a sustainable and scientific approach to tackling this environmental problem. Can it help Southeast Asian countries battle plastic pollution?
Read more in RSIS Commentary “Battling Marine Plastic Waste: Nuclear Technology’s Role“
Lina Gong, Research Fellow with the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies (NTS Centre), RSIS, wrote that the COVID-19 pandemic is a powerful reminder to care for the health of our surrounding environment, including the oceans, as it is closely linked to our health.
Read more in NTS Bulletin “Ocean Health and COVID-19: Environment-Health Nexus”
- “Ocean Health and COVID-19: Environment-Health Nexus” by Lina Gong, 25 May 2021
Last updated on 28/07/2021