A T-shirt featuring the picture of US President Barack Obama and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at a shop in Yangon. Obama is expected at the upcoming East Asia Summit hosted by Myanmar. Photo: EPA

Regional summits can still play a role in reducing tensions

Simon Tay and Cheryl Tan say East Asia Summit provides a chance to talk

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A T-shirt featuring the picture of US President Barack Obama and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at a shop in Yangon. Obama is expected at the upcoming East Asia Summit hosted by Myanmar. Photo: EPA
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Simon Tay

Simon Tay

Simon Tay is a public intellectual as well as an adviser to major corporations and policymakers. He is chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, an independent and globally ranked think tank. He also teaches international law at the National University of Singapore.