French Embassy, Singapore
20 – 21 October 2014
Fish is a major source of nutrition in many parts of the world, including in Asia. It is envisaged that demand for fish will continue to grow as populations and per capita incomes rise. To meet growing needs with limited resources, governments are working towards identifying priority technologies for improving fishery productivity and develop national strategies to deploy these technologies to the maximum effect, be it for management, surveillance, monitoring or/and enforcement purposes.
Along this line, Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS) France in collaboration with the French Embassy...
Guam-US Asian Security Alliance Roundtable 2 (GUASA 2)
16 – 17 Oct 2014
The second in the series of GUASA Roundtable gathered speakers from Australia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, and Taiwan, and several noted speakers from the US. GUASA is a private non profit organisation formed by Guam business leaders. The sponsors concerns on US plans and intentions for the Asia-Pacific region prompted these discussions on the “rebalance to Asia” and what it might hold in store for the US Territory of Guam, the US Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) and Greater Micronesia....
14-15 October 2014
The 24th Workshop on Managing Potential Conflicts in the South China Sea was co-organized by the Policy Analysis and Development Agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies. Participants from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, the Peoples Republic of China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand and Vietnam attended.
Participants at the Workshop
Among the agenda discussed was the importance of cooperation in the South China Sea and recent developments in that area. In particular the workshop reiterated...
9-10 Oct 2014
The inaugural MLE Workshop is a project under the auspices of the Workshop on Managing Potential Conflicts in the South China Sea held annually in Indonesia. The 23rd Workshop which was held in Yogjakarta last November approved the project which was proposed by Malaysia. The workshop is a Track 1.5 event attended by China, Chinese Taipei and ASEAN delegates. It brings together Foreign Ministry officials, subject matter experts and agencies to identify and discuss functional cooperation projects which can build trust and confidence in the South China Sea.
Stakeholder Discussion on China’s Strategic and Defense Interests in the South China Sea: Implications to Regional and Malaysia’s Maritime Security
The rise of China and her growing military capabilities in the 21st century has attracted much discussion and debate among security analysts. Her burgeoning military power and growing naval and maritime capacity are linked to the country’s overall maritime strategy and rising profile in the international arena, raising questions as to her long-term intentions in the Asia Pacific. In this regard, the Centre for Maritime Security and Diplomacy, MIMA conducted a study on the above topic and the findings presented to MIMA’s stakeholders.
Ms. Sumathy Permal making a point during the discussion
Ms. Sumathy Permal from the...