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Opinion: China's More Open Society and the Dynamics of Political Change

Opinion  -  Zheng Yongnian, Lye Liang Fook

China's political landscape is evolving in subtle but significant ways, as it develops economically and a more assertive and socially aware population emerges.

Opinion: Is China Catching Up with the US?

Opinion  -  Kenneth Lieberthal

While China has emerged as a key player in global affairs, significant challenges to its ongoing development should not be underestimated, argues Professor Kenneth Lieberthal of the Brookings Institution.

Public Diplomacy: An Emerging New Normal in Foreign Policy

Opinion  -  Premarani Somasundram

States must now learn to shape the context in which their policies are perceived by foreign publics in order to achieve national goals.

Opinion: Singapore's Economic Growth Model: Too Much or Too Little?

Opinion  -  Linda Lim

Can Singapore’s state-heavy growth model be sustained in the long term, especially after the systemic shock and global rebalancing of the current financial crisis?

Opinion: China's Consumption Challenge

Opinion  -  Lai Szu Hao

China faces formidable challenges in its attempt to stimulate the domestic demand necessary to sustain economic growth in the long term.

New Capabilities in Strategic Leadership: Insights from Singapore

Opinion  -  Sheila Ronis

Singapore’s experience holds lessons for the establishment of robust, future-oriented national strategy frameworks elsewhere.

Fostering Mutually Constructive Engagement in a Globalised Singapore

Opinion  -  Vernie Oliveiro

An increasingly complex and diverse decision-making ecology calls for more productive relations between the state and civil society.

Opinion: Mainstreaming the Praxis of Foresight: The UK Example

Opinion  -  Jeremy Tan, Calvin Chong

The UK Government's approach to futures thinking emphasises communication, engagement and broad application.

The Digital Social Contract and e-Legitimacy

Opinion  -  Max Everest-Phillips

New institutions are needed to manage both the potential and risks of digital technologies that will reshape our societies and how they are governed.

Public Engagement: The Gap between Rhetoric and Practice

Opinion  -  Kenneth Paul Tan

Deeply ingrained habits and structures may have to be shed before a more productive relationship can develop between the state and the public.