Economics

CogitAsia Podcast: Singapore After LKY

This week we discuss the global reaction to the passing of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew with CSIS Sumitro Chair Senior Fellow Murray Hiebert. Hiebert describes Lee’s legacy, explains what Lee and the Singaporean people have accomplished, and assesses whether Singapore’s politics will be more…

By the Numbers: Indonesia’s Investment Quest

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has set out to attract more investment to Indonesia’s manufacturing sector and infrastructure projects. This includes creating a better business environment and drastically upgrading the country’s ports, roads, rail, and other support infrastructure. But upon taking…

What Next Singapore?

By Ernest Z. Bower Early this morning, the founder and spiritual leader of Singapore, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, passed away with his family, citizens of Singapore, and people around the world literally and figuratively at his bedside, wishing him peace…

CogitAsia Podcast: AIIB Dustup

This week we discuss the U.S. reaction to China’s new infrastructure bank, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Simon Chair Deputy Director Amy Studdart describes the bank’s origins, explains why Washington’s critique of its allies for joining AIIB has proven…