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Positioning Singapore in a New Asia

Article  -  Andrew Tan

With the resurgence of Asian economies led by India and China, Singapore's economic prospects have never been better.

Five Reasons Korea is the Future

Article  -  Lee Chor Pharn

South Korea is ahead of the curve in technology, design, and the market. Could it also be a leading architect of Asia’s future development path?

China's Clean Energy Thrust

Article  -  Andy Eng, Augustine Chong

Why China wants to become a clean energy powerhouse — and what it means for the global economy.

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?

Gearing Up for a Multi-Polar World

Roundtable  -  Dr Adel A. Al-Wugayan, Mr Hau Do Suan, Hon. Ike Chinwo

In this session of the ETHOS Roundtable, three eminent participants from Singapore's 3rd Leaders in Governance Programme reflect on the evolving challenges facing public sectors as global economic and political balances shift in the post-Crisis world.

Crisis-proof Governance

Roundtable  -  Solomon Molebatsi Sekwakwa, Sabir Said Al-Harbi, Sa Bali Abas

The Ethos Roundtable brings together thought leaders and practitioners to discuss key issues of interest to the public service. In this session, three eminent participants in Singapore’s second Leaders in Governance Programme reflect on the impact of the economic crisis on their home countries, and their strategies for recovery.

Risk and Resilience in a Changing World

Article  -  David Skilling

A structured approach to managing risk and building resilience is a significant competitive advantage in a more volatile world.

Governance at the Leading Edge: Black Swans, Wild Cards, and Wicked Problems

Article  -  Peter Ho

At the 2008 Strategic Perspectives Conference, Head of Civil Service Peter Ho traced the evolution of contemporary public sector practice. He concludes that while the Public Service has successfully adopted best practices from the private sector and elsewhere in the past, these are not enough to ensure good governance as we move into an unpredictable and complex future. In the following excerpt, he highlights the nature of the challenges ahead and argues that Singapore must develop its own new brand of governance in order to manage these critical uncertainties and generate original solutions to the wicked problems of our time.

Interview with Martin Wolf: The Globalisation Game

Interview  -  Donald Low

The award-winning financial journalist and author of Why Globalization Works discusses the role of government in a globalised world, and the impact of China's rapid growth.

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.