Joshua Chambers, GovInsider

Joshua Chambers, GovInsider

27 September 2019
74th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 74)
World leaders are gathering at the United Nations headquarters in New York City this week, for the 74th session of the UN General Assembly. All eyes will be on the general debate podium, when dozens of leaders will use what has been called the world's largest diplomatic platform to highlight the issues that matter most to their countries. Joining us is Joshua Chambers, managing editor of Singapore-based media startup, GovInsider.

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30 August 2019
Making sense of Indonesia's decision to move capitals
It’s official: Indonesia will be moving its capital out of Jakarta from 2024. The move is expected to cost about US$33B. Meanwhile, Indonesian officials say Jakarta will still remain the commercial and financial centre of the country - even though it’s sinking - and they’ve pledged 40 billion US dollars to save the city. GovInsider's Joshua Chambers shares his insights.

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19 July 2019
Asia Insider: Japan and South Korea's deepening diplomatic row
A diplomatic row between Japan and South Korea looks to be deepening. South Korea's Trade Ministry urged Japan to accept its request for another round of talks over Tokyo's tighter export controls of three chemicals. Japan’s said this is over “national security concerns”, but did not elaborate.These chemicals are key components of smartphones and other advanced technology, and the row is seen to be threatening global microchip and smartphone display supply chains. Joshua Chambers, Managing Editor of Singapore-based media startup GovInsider shares more.

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12 July 2019
The 2020 Election Is Complicating the US-China Trade War
Things are heating up, with the US nearing election season in the middle of a trade war. Meanwhile, tensions between Iran and the UK rise as well over an oil tanker.We have Joshua Chambers, Managing Editor of GovInsider, to enlighten us.

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28 Jun 2019
G20 Leaders’ Summit 2019 in Japan
As the US-China trade war continues to hurt companies all over the world, world leaders are turning their attention on the highly anticipated bilateral meeting between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 Leaders’ summit in Osaka, Japan. Trade, climate change and tensions with Iran are expected to be the big topics for this summit, with the G-20 leaders likely to push for greater free trade as a way to achieve a stronger global economic outlook. Joshua Chambers, Founder and Managing Editor of GovInsider weighs in.

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21 Jun 2019
What’s next for Hong Kong as the proposed extradition bill is suspended?
AsiaInsider: The proposed extradition law is being put on-hold for an indefinite time now. But Hong Kongers are calling for a complete withdrawal of the proposed extradition law. How likely do you think Mrs Lam and her key officials will withdraw this law completely? As the one country, two systems are set to expire in 2047, is the fact that Hong Kong will become more Chinese inevitable? Joshua Chambers, Founder and Managing Editor of GovInsider.

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14 Jun 2019
Hong Kong’s proposed extradition bill and its implications
AsiaInsider: Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s push for the extradition bill allowing extradition to mainland China to be passed has caused mass protests over the past few days, as Hong Kongers brought to the streets to show their disapproval. Many are worried about the repercussions for Hong Kong if the bill is passed, such as the lack of control over the country and the people’s rights. Joshua Chambers, Founder and Managing Editor of GovInsider weighs in.

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24 May 2019
Theresa May’s resignation on June 7th and India elections
AsiaInsider: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May will quit as Conservative leader on June 7th, paving the way for a contest to decide who will be the next prime minister. How will Mrs May’s departure affect the Brexit crisis as a new leader takes over? Joshua Chambers, Founder and Managing Editor of GovInsider weighs in. Meanwhile, it was a repeated landslide victory for India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as official results showed his ruling Bharatiya Janata party winning at least 300 seats, outperforming the party’s 2014 elections results with 282 seats. Joshua Chambers gives his analysis and shares what Mr Modi’s win will mean for Singapore.

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26 Apr 2019
How Has The Sri Lankan Internal Government Conflicts Between Factions Affected Its Leadership?
AsiaInsider: What does the Sri Lankan government need to do to restore stability between communities and ensure that tensions do not worsen? How has the conflict between internal government factions and the rift between its president and the prime minister affected its ability to make decisions effectively? Joshua Chambers, Founder and Managing Editor of GovInsider, shares his insights. He also weighs in on the Indonesia elections.

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27 Mar 2019
Is The 7-Party Coalition Bonded By A Common Purpose Or Enemy?
AsiaInsider: Thailand’s Pheu Thai Party has announced a seven-party coalition which it claims has won a majority of Lower House seats in Sunday’s general election - the first since a 2014 military coup. How stable will this coalition be? Meanwhile, Indonesia is gearing for its general election in April. What’s at stake, and what issues will be played up? Joshua Chambers, Managing Editor of GovInsider, shares his insights.

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20 Mar 2019
What Does The High Turnout In Thai’s Early Vote Mean?
AsiaInsider: Nearly 90 per cent of registered voters turned up for early voting for the Thai election. Which parties stand the best chance for the 24 March general election? And back home, what smart city lessons can Singapore learn from China, Japan and South Korea? Joshua Chambers, Managing Editor of GovInsider, shares his insights.

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13 Mar 2019
When Diplomacy And Judicial Systems Collides
Malaysia freed an Indonesian woman accused of killing Mr Kim Jong Nam, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother, in a surprise move, saying it’s “taking into account the good relations between the two countries”. Is this outcome a diplomatic win for Malaysia, Indonesia and North Korea? What could happen to the Vietnamese suspect? Meanwhile, in the UK, will MPs vote against a no-deal Brexit? Joshua Chambers, Managing Editor of GovInsider, shares his insights.

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27 Feb 2019
Trump-Kim Summit: Why Was Vietnam Chosen As A Venue?
What does it say about Trump that he has to repeatedly travel to Asia to meet Kim? As North Korea’s only ally, what does China want out of the summit? Joshua Chambers, founder and managing editor of GovInsider, shares his views in the lead-up to the second Trump Kim Summit in Hanoi.

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20 Feb 2019
Will The Japanese Exodus From The UK Trigger A Domino Effect Of Businesses Leaving?
AsiaInsider: Honda is the latest Japanese firm to announce plans to leave the UK. Is Brexit to blame? Meanwhile, the EU has threatened to withdraw duty-free preference for Cambodia over human rights concerns. How will this affect a Cambodia that’s increasingly looking to China? Joshua Chambers, managing editor of GovInsider, offers his insights.

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23 Jan 2019
Indonesia Cancels Plan To Release Radical Islamic Cleric
Indonesian government has decided against freeing Jemaah Islamiyah’s “ideological godfather” Abu Bakar Bashir, reversing an earlier decision to grant him early release on humanitarian grounds. What would have been the political and security impact if Indonesia had gone ahead? Joshua Chambers, Founder and Managing Editor of GovInsider shares his analysis.

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19 Dec 2018:
Examining Chinese Investments In Indonesia
China contributes the third-largest foreign investment in Indonesia. What impact does this have for next year’s Indonesian general election? GovInsider Founder and Managing Editor Joshua Chambers gives his insights.

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