New Asia Republic is a commentary website that covers international affairs as well as Singapore’s current affairs from a cosmopolitan angle, encompassing the liberal-libertarian spectrum.
Launched in March 2010, it is a non-commercial entity driven by ad-hoc voluntary contributions, and an online community of liberals and libertarians.
Since the 14th century, Singapore has established itself as a vibrant sea port and a cosmopolitan hub at the heart of international and regional trade in Southeast Asia. As such, we are interested in issues and latest developments elsewhere around the globe and their impact on fellow global citizens.
New Asia Republic is committed to the academic freedom of its writers. The questions on current affairs and public policies are open-ended ones, and thus there are no right or wrong answers. Hence, it makes no sense for a single school of thought to dominate the discourse here.
The views expressed in each article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of New Asia Republic and its editor(s), unless the article in question is explicitly designated as editorial. The title of editorial articles would be prefixed with “Editorial:”.
If you are interested to join our team, feel free to contact us. Singapore is home to not only just citizens, but also permanent residents, expatriates and other migrants who all have a stake in Singapore’s nationhood. New Asia Republic welcomes Singaporeans and non-Singaporeans into its team.
- To provide liberal and libertarian worldviews.
- To provide liberal and libertarian perspectives on Singapore.
- To provide liberal and libertarian perspectives on international affairs.
- To act as an online platform for liberals and libertarians in Singapore to self-organise offline.
Key issues of interest to us
|Politics||This section is aimed at providing insights and some degree of political discourse on the latest political developments around us. We are not particularly restricted to Singapore politics per se. Read our articles here.
This section address economics issues usually from the practical viewpoint, but we may dabble in the theoretical aspects of economics at times. Read our articles here.|
This section is dedicated towards providing insights and discourses on pertinent social issues. Again, we are not restricted to issues in Singapore. We will write on basically anything that interests us. Read our articles here.|
It does not matter what nationality we belong to nor the languages we speak. Each and everyone of us will fall sick one day, and when that time comes, healthcare will inevitably be the topmost issue in our mind. Obviously, it is a must-have section. Read our articles here.|
The young of today will be the future of our tomorrow. What else matters more other than their education today? That being said, education is for everyone, even the old will go back to school to upgrade themselves. Education is for everyone, and we are also interested in that issue too. Read our articles here.|
|Energy & Environment||
We usually take the energy that powers our desktops or table lamps for granted. However, how that energy is generated will impact our environment in more ways than one. Definitely an issue that warrants our attention. Read our articles here.|
|Law & Public administration||
Sometimes, we ask ourselves should this law be implemented or should that law be abolished. Otherwise, we ask ourselves whether this policy is good or that policy is better. At other times, we may reflect on our experiences when we interact with administrators from government agencies. This section asks the legal questions or provides insights or analysis on policies and public administration. Read our articles here.|
|Defence & Foreign Affairs||
It is something that many of us take for granted but the defence forces of each respective country will have an important role in keeping each and every individual safe. Defence policies lie at the heart of a country defence. In addition, how a country relates to others will determine whether its citizens will lead peaceful lives or reap the fruits of trade with neighbouring countries. Read our articles here.|
Are you curious with regards to what is happening on the north side of the causeway that joins Singapore to Malaysia? This section will satisfy your curiosity. Read our articles here.|
Some of us may walk the street in the knowledge that nothing will happen to us. However, for others, this is not the case. Yes, our safety at home depends on our homeland security. This section addresses issues in this area. Read our articles here.|
How can an organisation be better managed? This section deals with pertinent management issues faced by organisations. Read our articles here.|
Are you a tech junkie or you are simply interested in issues connected with technological developments? If you are either of this, this is the section for you. Read our articles here.
Unless it is an editorial publication, e.g. New Asia Republic Editorial, everyone involved in the publication regardless of major and minor contributions will be named as writers at the top of the article. The names will be in bold. This will be followed by the type of specific contribution (s) that each writer has made. We also acknowledge it is customary for writers to acknowledge any moral support that whoever is close to them has provided. Book authors or academics publishing in research journals do thank such close friends, relatives, pets, etc, for giving support in whatsoever form. Any person(s) the author(s) has thanked in this paragraph has absolutely no involvement at any stage in the production of the content for the article. Only the ones whose names are in bold at the top of the article are involved in the production and content of the article. We urge readers who have any concerns or issues with the article to contact the named writers, instead of the relatives, close friends and others who were mere subjects of expressed gratefulness.