CHERIAN GEORGE, CHONG JA IAN and WALID JUMBLATT ABDULLAH probe the tendency to use the crisis in Ukraine as an occasion to assert their values and allegiances in an identity war between the West and the Rest. Such responses may be early warning signs of trends that may complicate the country’s international relations in coming years.
AcademiaSG editors CHONG JA IAN and LINDA LIM relate how their interview with a Hong Kong newspaper was distorted by a PRC news outlet. One year ago, in October 2021, the government passed FICA, the Foreign Interference Countermeasures Act (FICA), two years after passing POFMA, the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA), in […]
Webinar – Behind the Singapore government’s strong reaction against the Russian invasion of Ukraine, public opinion appears divided. What does this reveal about Singaporean attitudes to the global order?
In a talk at Stanford, Linda Lim argued that inequality, race, and tensions over US and China relations are interlinked and embedded in Singapore’s input-intensive, state-driven, multinational-led economic model.
Behind the Singapore government’s condemnation of the Russian invasion, some citizens are dismissive of Ukraine’s plight. Such reactions betray an amnesia about the foundations of Singapore’s own sovereignty, writes Cherian George.
It’s said that Russia has violated Ukraine’s “sovereignty”. But what does the word mean, and why does Vladimir Putin not seem to get it? CHONG JA-IAN offers a primer.
ACADEMIASG EDITORIAL — If there is no gap between stated policy and actual practice, we would expect university administrators, bureaucrats, and political leaders to be fully and enthusiastically forthcoming in responding to the points that academics have raised through our study.
Older Singaporeans have been honoured as members of the Pioneer and Merdeka Generations, but their lives are little known. Historian Loh Kah Seng examines the social history of Singapore’s industrialisation.
Putting aside the Summit’s controversial invitation list, how do experts characterize Singapore’s political system? AcademiaSG editor and political scientist Chong Ja Ian surveys more rigorous measures that are widely used. Singapore’s recent non-invite to the US-organized Summit for Democracy has created some discussion about the country’s regime type and status, including some debate over the […]
AcademiaSG organised this panel for the Malaysia and Singapore Society of Australia. Featuring: Laavanya Kathiravelu, Lily Zubaidah Rahim, Alfian Sa’at, and Kwee Hui Kian.
The Government has promised that FICA will not obstruct normal academic activity. Its statements do not allay such fears completely.