Warwick ASEAN Conference

Daring Moves: How the Philippines is Reshaping the Balance of Power in South East Asia

Disclaimer: Warwick ASEAN Conference would like to clarify that all opinions expressed in this article are the authors’ and editors’ own. BY ROBERTO GIMÉNEZ LLAMAS On 30 June 2016, when Rodrigo Duterte took office as president of the Philippines after having been elected on an anti-drugs platform, few could imagine…

Singapore’s ‘Silver Tsunami’

Singapore’s ‘Silver Tsunami’ – City-state depends on its elderly workforce With a growing aging population (By 2030, one in five people in Singapore will be over 60), the elderly is encouraged to exchange retirement for arduous jobs that often pay badly In 2012, Singapore introduced the policy of “re-employment” to…

Indonesia’s Aceh Province shaken by fatal earthquake

Indonesia’s Aceh Province shaken by fatal earthquake A strong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province, killing at least 97 people and sparking a frantic rescue in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings The earthquake was another terrifying reminder of their region’s vulnerability to natural disasters (More than…