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What the G20 Can do to Advance Cyber Norms

August 24, 2016 | Fergus Hanson, Lowy

This piece proposes three opportunities for the G20 to advance cyber norms: align state practices against commercial cyberespionage, allow domestic arrangements to sanction cyberattack offenders, and commit to the free flow of data across borders.

Escalations in the East China Sea: Is Conciliation Possible?

August 22, 2016 | Tan Ming Hui and Lee YingHui, RSIS

This brief analyzes Chinese and Japanese domestic and external pressures relating to the contested waters of the East China Sea. It also examines what conciliatory options are available to avoid a worsening security situation in the region.

Why ‘One Humanity’ Must Include Climate Refugees

August 19, 2016 | Basil Ugochukwu, CIGI

This blog considers the magnitude and scale of projected climate refugees, and explains why it is important for the international legal community to establish focused laws and institutions that can adequately respond to the needs of climate refugees.

An Environmental Crisis in the Asia-Pacific

August 16, 2016 | Abhijt Singh, ORF

This post explores the critical environmental issues that were included in July’s tribunal ruling on the South China Sea dispute. It notes that Southeast Asian states must collectively move to preserve and protect their maritime environment.

Many Refugees, Poor Data

August 6, 2016 | Steffen Angenendt, David Kipp, Anne Koch, SWP

The report argues that UNHCR data regarding refugees is incomplete, explores the implications of this fact, and what can be done to correct this.

What Price ASEAN Unity?

August 5, 2016 | Dylan Loh, RSIS

This report explores the rift that has formed within ASEAN as a result of the South China Sea Dispute. It then discusses the options that the organization has moving forward in terms of addressing this rift.

Syria: No “Situation Freeze”

August 3, 2016 | Udi Dekel, Orit Perlov, INSS

The brief contends that the recent change in U.S. policy towards Syria was prompted by the acceptance that there is no truly moderate opposition. However, the effort to reach a deal with Russia faces many hurdles.