The Asian Journal of Public Affairs (AJPA) is the flagship student-run journal of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP). It is a peer-reviewed publication featuring articles by scholars and practitioners on public affairs issues in the Greater Asia including the Middle East, Central and South Asia, and the Asia-Pacific region. Published on a bi-annual basis, AJPA seeks to influence public policy-making in Asia through interdisciplinary policy-relevant research. Print circulation is targeted not only to academic audiences but also to civil society and government organizations. The scope of Public Affairs includes, but is not limited to, Public Policy (including sectoral policies), Public Administration and Management, International Security, International Political Economy, Social and Political Sciences and Economics. Each issue features scholarly and practitioner-based research articles, commentaries, and book reviews. Articles may be quantitative and/or qualitative, national or cross-national. Preference is given to contributions which have accessible and clearly articulated policy implications. The first article for Volume 8, Issue 1 is already available for download here: The full issue will also be available for download in our website: Should you need more information, please feel free contact the editorial board at