Think Tank (2/2022)
Planetary Health: Managing Converging Risks in Asia
06 Apr 2022
The opportunity to exchange views on the concept of planetary health provided the focal point for the 6ᵗʰ NTS-Asia Consortium Annual Conference held on 6 April 2022 at the Novotel Hotel, Singapore. Conducted in a hybrid format, the conference facilitated an exploration into the different aspects of planetary health across countries in Asia, with discussions covering the interpretations of ...
RECENT BOOKS BY STAFF
Sinostan: China’s Inadvertent Empire
Raffaello Pantucci, Alexandros Petersen
China’s rise is changing the world. Much attention has been given to how China’s geo-economic vision is playing out in the global economy, or how its technology is reshaping the planet, yet it is over its western borders, in Central Asia, that China’s influence has been quiet ...
Conflict in Ukraine: Implications for Small States and Responses
16 Feb 2022
While a multilateral rules-based international order had been drawn up in the wake of World War II to protect nations from the aggression of other states, Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine has shown that such an order can be ignored. To examine the conflict in Ukraine, and its implica ...
Hindu Nationalism and Implications on Multi-Cultural Societies
12 Apr 2022
What is the role of religion in fostering the spread of Hindu nationalism? Does the rise of Hindu Nationalism mean the revivalism and rise of religion? What are the links, if any, between religion and Hindu Nationalism? These were just some of the questions addressed during a public lecture co ...
Biden’s Southeast Asia Commitment Challenge in the Indo-Pacific Century
07 Apr 2022
“Biden’s Southeast Asia Commitment Challenge in the Indo-Pacific Century” was a webinar organised by the United States Programme featuring Dr Prashanth Parameswaran, a Research Fellow in the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, DC, and a Senior Co ...
IR Theory with Chinese Characteristics: Interpreting Global Politics through a Chinese Exceptionalism Lens
29 Apr 2022
This is the first comprehensive study by the world’s leading scholars about the political logic of the U.S.-China trade war that started during the Trump administration. The book is divided into three parts. The first part looks at changed leadership styles of the two countries i ...
Countering Extremist Content: Promoting Positive Narratives Online
25 Mar 2022
Terrorism remains a serious and persistent threat, with counter-ideology efforts and the need to foster cross-cultural understanding remaining key priorities to society. To this end, the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) and the Ministry of Home Affair ...
DRUMS: Distortions, Rumours, Untruths, Misinformation and Smears
21 Mar 2022
A webinar series spotlighting key issues on misinformation and disinformation in elections, hybrid warfare, and social media regulation in the digital age was organised by the Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS) at RSIS on 21, 23, and 25 March 2022. The series was titled “DRUMS: ...
The Johor State Election Outcome: What does it portend for UMNO/Barisan Nasional?
16 Mar 2022
A webinar to analyse the outcome of the Johor State Election was held on 16 March 2022 by RSIS. Johor, whose economy has been severely affected by two years of the pandemic and border closure with Singapore, held its state election on 12 March 2022. UMNO won by a landslide victory, its ...
Strategies in Countering Violent Extremism
08 Mar 2022
“Strategies in Countering Violent Extremism” was the first webinar jointly organised by Saudi Arabia’s Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS) and RSIS’ International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) on 8 March 2022. Cast against the backdrop of u ...
China Protecting its Overseas Interests
08 Mar 2022
“China Protecting Its Overseas Interests” was a workshop organised by IDSS that sought to understand how China’s legislative reforms and economic policies, foreign policy principles and evolving politico-economic objectives had informed what and how China would protect its overseas interests. ...
Grey-Zone Conflict Strategies in the South China Sea
01 Mar 2022
In recent years, amid rising tensions in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, concerns are growing over the increased “grey-zone” operations, particularly by China. This has emerged as a major threat to regional peace and stability. China’s increased sensitivity to sovereignty iss ...
COVID-19 and Regional Multilateralism across the Globe
25 Feb 2022
Ambassador Igor Driesmans, European Union (EU) Ambassador to ASEAN, spoke on the multi-pronged EU Vaccines Strategy to support the recovery of its member states, at the final session of the RSIS Webinar Series on Post-Pandemic Recovery Across Regions on 25 February 2022. The webinar was organ ...
Shifting Secularities: Global Trends of Secular-Religion Dynamics
22 Feb 2022
The future of secularism as the governing principle in plural societies provided the backdrop for a webinar titled “Shifting Securities: Global Trends of Secular-Religion Dynamics” held on 22 February 2022. Organised by the Studies in Inter-Religious Relations in Plural Societies (SRP) Program ...
Strengthening Regional Economic Integration in a Post-Pandemic World
16 Feb 2022
In light of the current trends, opportunities and challenges facing regional economies, the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Japan and RSIS co-organised a virtual workshop on “Regional Economic Integration in the Post-Pandemic Era” on 16 February 2022. Participa ...
Most Read RSIS Policy Reports
30 Apr 2021
The Policy Reports offer the reader with policy recommendations for various levels – from policymakers and decision-makers in governments, to international organisations, academic institutions, think tanks, civil societies, commercial sectors, and the media.