Foreword 前言

From our work of connecting with friends and associates in ASEAN and beyond, we have gained invaluable insights on differing views and perceptions on current affairs and topical matters, even as the goals of peace and prosperity are almost always identical for everyone.

We therefore thought it useful to launch the Stratagem Insights, as a channel to share your thoughts so as to promote the understanding of different points of views. If this serves to bridge any gaps in neighbourly and regional relations, then we would have done our small bit
of making friends as an end in itself.

Stratagem Insights hopes to cover geopolitical, economic, social, technological and environmental developments across the region. At the heart of this platform’s interest would be ASEAN collaboration; ASEAN in a post Covid-19 world; the Belt and Road Initiative; ESG developments; regional security-defence cooperation and the South China Sea challenges.

We are very privileged to interest Mr Zainul Abidin to steer the editorial board. Mr Abidin has an illustrious background in journalism, international diplomacy as well as political leadership in the Singapore government. I am sure you will see the hands of experience, balance and wisdom in Stratagem Insights articles, from his guidance.

We hope to regularly receive and publish 1000 to 2000-word articles that would be circulated to Stratagem Group’s clients and stakeholders. We welcome the opportunity to also hear from you on how we can enhance the usefulness of this platform.

We look forward to your support, and your friendship, as always.

前言:以文会友,让洞见成为友谊桥梁

和平与繁荣固然是大家共同的目标,然而四海八方的朋友们站在各自的立场,对于诸多事物仍抱有不同见解。通过不懈的努力,思睿与东盟内外的伙伴们建立起了良性交流的桥梁;聆听朋友们就当下的时事议题抒发己见的过程加深了我们对于多方不同观点的理解,并从中获益良多。

因此,我们决定推出《思睿·洞见》系列:在这里,我们“以文会友”,分享各自的思想与见闻,力图促进相互理解。若是能够成功地弥合区域关系与相关议题中的些许不同与差异,那么我们便也算是不负初心,为加深区域间的友谊做出了小小的一份贡献。

《思睿·洞见》系列的内容主题包罗万象、海纳百川,涵盖整个区域的地缘政治、经济、社会、技术和环境发展,其探讨的核心包括:东盟合作;新冠疫情后的东盟;“一带一路”倡议;环境、社会和公司治理(ESG)的发展;区域安全防务合作,以及南海议题相关的挑战。

我们非常荣幸地邀请到再诺先生(Zainul Abidin)来为我们的编辑委员会提供宝贵的指导。再诺先生阅历丰富,在新闻界、国际外交以及新加坡内政等领域均有深厚的沉淀。我相信在他的指引下,《思睿·洞见》这一系列的文章将会是平衡公允、充满智性见解的,希望读者们亦能受到启发,从中获益。

Goh Yong Siang 吴荣祥
Chairman, Stratagem Group Pte Ltd 思睿集团私人有限公司董事长