Alistair D. B. Cook, Maxim Shrestha and Zin Bo Htet
Policy Brief THE 2015 NEPAL EARTHQUAKE:
IMPLICATIONS FOR FUTURE INTERNATIONAL RELIEF EFFORTS
By Celina Y. Loyzaga
On 13 May 2016, Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Environmental Agency (NEA) reported Singapore’s first imported case of the Zika virus. Although the case of patient zero is likely to be a one-off instance,
Singaporeans and ASEAN nations alike should be concerned about the implications and consider upcoming medical technologies to curb the spread of the disease.
Understanding the risks of the Zika virus
By Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
By Jonatan A. Lassa
WHO has declared the Zika outbreak as a global public health emergency. While uncertainty on the linkage between Zika and microcephaly remains, it is time to understand the potential formation of future epidemics under climate change and how governance plays an important role.
By Raman Letchumanan
The smoke haze crisis in Southeast Asia has come back with a vengeance, threatening the lives and health of millions. No one seems to know how best to deal with it or how long it will last this time.
Executive Summary and Policy Recommendations
No. 211/2013 dated 15 November 2013
By Mely Caballero-Anthony, Gianna Gayle Amul and Julius Trajano
No one could have anticipated the devastating impact of super typhoon Haiyan that hit central Philippines a week ago. The country faces the herculean task of providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief on an unprecedented scale. National authorities need to examine what has gone wrong to address the complex humanitarian challenges facing the survivors.
By Evan A. Laksmana
by Alistair D. B. Cook
Recent events surrounding the Special Autonomy status of Papua in Indonesia have caught the eye of the international media and engaged public opinion. In particular, the protests in Jayapura in early July 2010 illustrated community tensions in Papua. This paper attempts to carve through the economic and political issues surrounding these events to analyse and evaluate the economic and political challenges in Papua, and thus provide an assessment on the prospects for conflict resolution.