Recent Submissions

  • Economic Populism : End of The Small State? 

    Ng, Joel (2018-10-12)
    If the ‘belle epoque’ of the small state is over, then the world is in for some dangerous times. Middle-sized and aspiring powers should be concerned about what this entails, but small states still have something to offer.
  • Evolving Nature of Cyber Conflict 

    Tan, Eugene E Guang (2018-10-11)
    The understanding of the nature of cyber conflict is evolving and expanding, even as Singapore recognises the threat of deliberate online falsehoods. States need to develop holistic responses to keep up with these changes, ...
  • China - India - US Triangle Shaping Up? 

    Suryanarayana, Pisupati Sadasiva (2018-10-10)
    China, India and the United States may feel the need to rebalance their triangular engagement following the latest Russia-India missile deal and the recent Indo-American foreign-and-defence dialogue. Will these developments ...
  • Korean Rapprochement : Analysing The Third North-South Summit 

    Nah, Liang Tuang (2018-10-08)
    Analysis of the third North-South Korea summit reveals that Kim Jong-un has given up little while receiving much. The US and South Korea would be well advised to be firm and cautious in their dealings with Pyongyang to ...
  • New Trends in Humanitarian Assistance – Blockchain for Humanitarian Aid : Problem or Panacea? 

    Chen, Christopher (2018-10-04)
    A notable development in the Fourth Industrial Revolution is blockchain technology. Originally created as an alternative means of financial transfer, the technology can be applied to any type of information and asset. ...
  • New Trends in Humanitarian Assistance – The Private Turn in Humanitarian Aid 

    Montesclaros, Jose; Chen, Christopher (2018-10-05)
    To bridge funding gaps in humanitarian assistance, states will need to re-examine their roles, relative to the private sector. Humanitarian technologies offer a potential high-volume, low-profit margin sector which can be ...
  • Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods – After the Recommendations : Now for the Hard Part 

    Neubronner, Stephanie (2018-10-02)
    The multi-pronged national framework to tackle the spread of malicious content online, as proposed by the Select Committee on Online Falsehoods, is commendable. However, challenges in implementation remain.
  • Death of Bahrun Naim : Mastermind of Terror in Southeast Asia 

    Gunaratna, Rohan (2018-10-03)
    The death of Bahrun Naim, the directing figure of terrorist attacks in Southeast Asia, demonstrates that by working together, governments can prevent and pre-empt attacks.
  • Asia’s Arms Bazaar : Growing Market for China, US 

    Bitzinger, Richard A. (2018-10-01)
    Recent data shows that Asia is now the world’s biggest arms market; moreover, the region is increasingly demanding more sophisticated types of weapons. This is good news for Chinese and US defence firms, who are the largest ...
  • An ASEAN Way to Prevent Violent Extremism? 

    Sumpter, Cameron (2018-09-28)
    Grassroots initiatives to prevent or counter violent extremism (P/CVE) can lose legitimacy through close association with a state’s national security structure. Organisation through an institutionalised regional network ...
  • Marawi’s Humanitarian Challenges : Limits of Localising Aid 

    Searle, Martin (2018-09-27)
    While the occupation of Marawi City has ended the immediate humanitarian emergency, efforts to limit the appeal of any future insurgency are creating new humanitarian challenges. These must be handled shrewdly to avoid ...
  • Food Insecurity – Overcoming Fragmented Food Systems and Trade Wars 

    Teng, Paul (2018-09-24)
    Asia is not likely to produce all the food it needs in the foreseeable future. The fragmented nature of Asian food systems is a major reason. Trade has become an important guarantor of food sufficiency for many ASIAN ...
  • After Marawi : Time For Broader ASEAN Approach? 

    Franco, Joseph (2018-09-26)
    Winning the War after the Battle for Marawi requires greater cooperation among ASEAN states. The continuing challenge posed by violent extremism must be met by a wider “community of practice”.
  • Building Resilience Against Disinformation : Need for Wider Education 

    Neubronner, Stephanie (2018-09-21)
    Increasingly, cyber threats have been directed at targets with economic, political and social impact with the aim of sowing confusion, fraying civic threads, and intensifying existing polarisations. Singapore needs to ...
  • BIMSTEC : Why It Matters 

    Rajeev Ranjan Chaturvedy (2018-09-25)
    The recently concluded BIMSTEC Summit in Nepal presents signs of optimism and the comeback of the Bay of Bengal as a new strategic space. What is its significance?
  • 3D Printing vs Gun Control : Navigating the Paradox 

    Mack, Vincent Zhi Wei; Tan, Ming Hui (2018-09-19)
    3D printing or additive manufacturing technology is lauded for its seemingly limitless potential, enabling us to print everything from shoes, medicine, to replacement human organs, and even firearms. How can Singapore ...
  • Russia-China Relations : Alliance in the Making? 

    Cheang, Chris (2018-09-17)
    The meeting between Vladimir Putin and Xi Jingping in Vladivostok on 11 September 2018 and the first-ever participation of Chinese units in the Vostok-2018 military exercise have renewed speculation about the emergence of ...
  • In Conversation With Anwar Ibrahim (2) : His Vision, New Malaysia, Regeneration and the Region 

    Yang Razali Kassim (2018-09-13)
    Yang Razali Kassim continues his conversation with Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s prime minister-in-waiting. In this second part, the president-elect of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), the biggest component of the ruling Pakatan ...
  • In Conversation With Anwar Ibrahim : On Mahathir, Reconciliation & Political Transition 

    Yang Razali Kassim (2018-09-13)
    On Malaysia’s National Day recently, Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s prime minister-in-waiting, received RSIS Senior Fellow Yang Razali Kassim at his office near Kuala Lumpur. In this first of a two-part conversation, he talks ...
  • Malaysia’s Regime Change : Evolving Post-Election Scenarios 

    Yang Razali Kassim (2018-09-12)
    The shocking fall of the UMNO-led Barisan Nasional government in the recent general election was not only historic but also game-changing. As Malaysians usher in a new era, three evolving scenarios are worth watching.

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