Beyond Food For Fuel: The Little Red Dot in GCC-ASEAN Relations

Another book chapter in the bag. Weeee!!!! *Alhamdulillah* 🙂 This chapter is part of an edited volume that has been the result of conference papers presented at Asia-Gulf relations workshop at the 2012 Gulf Research Meeting (GRM), held at the University of Cambridge in July 2012. The 2012 GRM was perhaps the biggest compared to […]

COP16: Can Cancun Salvage Copenhagen?

Here’s an RSIS commentary written by me and my colleague Devin on the prospects of UNFCCC talks in Cancun. Enjoy! Abstract Given the dismal results of COP15 in Copenhagen last year, there has been growing pessimism on the prospects of the forthcoming COP16 meeting in Cancun. Governments and civil society should push for a better […]

McDreamy in Singapore?

No sorry, I’m not referring to the super hawwwt actor from Grey’s Anatomy. I am referring to the 5Cs. The conventional 5Cs – namely cash, credit cards, car, condominium and country club membership – and the newly recasted 5Cs recommended by Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong – career, comfort, children, consideration and charity. the latter is […]

What went DOWN in Copenhagen…

A couple of publications that are 3 months dated…. but hey, better late than never!! ;-D Update on COP 15: States’ Deliberations and Decisions By Caballero-Anthony, M. Kuntjoro, I.A. & Jamil, S. NTS Alert, January 2010/1, Centre for NTS Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies  Update on COP15: Civil Society Actions and Reactions to […]

Typhoon Kestana – Asia’s Katrina

By Mely Caballero-Anthony, Irene A. Kuntjoro & Sofiah Jamil* The devastation and catastrophe wrought by Typhoon Kestana on the Philippines’ capital Manila reflect a huge gap between rising vulnerabilities and preparedness at the national and regional level. As more studies reveal that climate change results in more devastating cyclones, how can the region better prepare […]