China’s Vulnerability in the South China Sea

The Business Times published an opinion piece by Hornbills’ associate and China specialist, Mr Brendan Forde, on 5 November 2015. The piece provided a comprehensive summary of the existing arguments and analysis on China’s actions in relation to the South China Sea, which are mostly framed around what China is doing, rather than why. The […]

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Death by a Thousand polls: Australia and the problem of leadership change

The Business Times published an opinion piece by Hornbills’ associate, Mr Brendan Forde, on 6 October 2015. The piece discusses leadership change  in Australia, following the ascension of Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister after ousting the incumbent and fellow party member, Tony Abbott. Originally entitled “Death by a thousand polls”, the piece noted the role […]

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Pandemic measures during the Hajj

In a think piece “Ensuring Good Health During the Hajj in a Time of the H1N1 Pandemic”, Hornbills co-founder Sofiah Jamil – together with researchers at the RSIS Centre for NTS Studies – commented on the progress and prospects of H1N1 pandemic mitigation efforts in Saudi Arabia leading up to the annual Hajj pilgrimage in […]

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Hornbills Associate’s Opinion Editorial in Business Times

5 August 2015, Singapore –Hornbills assisted one of our associates, Mr Loke Hoe Yeong (a free –trade analyst and keen observer of EU – UK affairs), to place an opinion piece into the Business Times today. We worked with him to identify a topic that was timed for release around David Cameron’s visit to Southeast […]

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Hornbills and “One Doll, One Friend” Project

30 July 2015, Singapore—Hornbills Concepts and Communications (HBCC) facilitated an interview for founder of Cinderella From Indonesia Centre (CFIC)’s founder Lusi Efrani and Berita Harian for a possible feature on her very inspiring work with women on the margins in Batam. The interview was the result of the successful grant application that Hornbills’ co-founder, Sofiah […]

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Nuclear Energy in SEA: Public Engagement Before Policies

Three Years after the Fukushima Nuclear disaster several Southeast Asian governments have revived their nuclear plans, with Vietnam leading the way for six nuclear plants. The moves have been galvanised by Japan’s U-turn to retain nuclear energy after initially wanting to phase out nuclear power plants after the 3-11 disaster. Like it or not, the […]

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Raising environmental awareness amongst Muslims

On 13 May 2011, Sofiah Jamil was featured in Singapore’s Malay Newspaper – Berita Harian – on her research and advocacy work on faith-based environmentalism. In the article, Sofiah noted how countries in the Muslim World largely fall into at least one of three categories in relation to climate change. Victims of climate change: Countries […]

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