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  • Three A’s of Military Logistics : Modernising the Armed Forces’ Tail 

    Zoe Stanley Lockman (2018-07-12)
    Autonomous systems, artificial intelligence and additive manufacturing have come to be discussed as the drivers of a futuristic brand of warfare replete with ‘killer robots’ and weapons on-demand. These technologies will ...
  • The Ongoing Rakhine Crisis : Time For ASEAN to Act 

    Kang, Siew Kheng (2018-07-11)
    ASEAN foreign ministers meet in Singapore this month, amid the growing Rohingya crisis that has no clear solution in sight. ASEAN’s credibility is challenged by this multi-faceted tragedy. What should ASEAN do?
  • Trump’s Protectionism : What Future for US Trade Policy? 

    Lee, Su-Hyun (2018-07-10)
    Trump’s protectionism has isolated the United States from its longstanding allies, adding uncertainty and instability to the global trading system. If a full-blown trade war erupts, the root cause can be traced back to ...
  • The US-Launched Trade War : Its Wide-Ranging Impact 

    Mack, Vincent Zhi Wei; Lim, Christopher H. (2018-07-05)
    The United States under President Trump has in effect launched a trade war with its announcement of new tariffs targeted at imports from US allies and China. But this strategy could backfire, with devastating effects that ...
  • Applying the ethnic rebellion model and risk assessment model to conflict in Myanmar 

    Cook, Alistair David Blair; Gong, Lina; Kaur, Manpavan (2011)
    One of the salient policy recommendations for conflict and genocide prevention is the use of early warning models. This NTS Insight investigates and applies two well-known models used for conflict and genocide risk assessments ...
  • The Coming Trump-Putin Summit 

    Cheang, Chris (2018-07-06)
    Following his summit in Singapore with Kim Jong Un, Trump now turns to Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin. Their high-level encounter this month might provide the basis for some tangible movement to ease bilateral tensions. ...
  • Indonesia’s 2018 Regional Elections – Regional Setback For Jokowi? 

    Alexander Raymond Arifianto (2018-06-28)
    The ‘quick count’ results of the 2018 regional elections – Pilkada Serentak – show electoral setbacks for the ruling PDI-P and a strong organised campaign by the opposition Gerindra and Prosperous Justice Party (PKS). There ...
  • UMNO Post-Power : What Now in a Changing Landscape? 

    Yang Razali Kassim (2018-07-02)
    Soon after its historic defeat in the 9 May 2018 general election, the long-dominant UMNO held its first party elections over the weekend. The much subdued contest for the presidency and other leadership positions, unlike ...
  • Timor-Leste’s 2018 Elections : Turning A New Page? 

    Menon, Vijayalakshmi (2018-06-29)
    Now that a new majority government has been sworn in following the recent elections, the country’s political gridlock is likely to come to an end. Whether the new coalition government can address the country’s challenges ...
  • China-India Engagement : Towards A New-Normal? 

    P S Suryanarayana (2018-07-03)
    Sino-Russian bonhomie enables India to become a member of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation at Moscow’s initiative and China’s welcoming manner. India’s entry may catalyse a new strategic variable in today’s polarising ...
  • The AICHR Framework for Action 

    Cook, Alistair David Blair; Chng, Belinda; Kuntjoro, Irene (2009)
    On 23 October 2009, ASEAN formally launched the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights at the 15th ASEAN Summit in Thailand. The ASEAN leaders also announced the ‘Cha-am Hua Hin Declaration on the Inauguration ...
  • The domestic workers convention 2011: implications for migrant domestic workers in Southeast Asia 

    Cook, Alistair David Blair; Hangzo, Pau Khan Khup (2012)
    The recent International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers (Domestic Workers Convention 2011) offers an opportunity to finally address the longstanding issue of the protection ...
  • Legal protection for Southeast Asian migrant domestic workers: why it matters 

    Cook, Alistair David Blair; Hangzo, Pau Khan Khup; Dumienski, Zbigniew (2011)
    Domestic work is often excluded from the protections afforded to migrant workers through national and international laws, and this has led to exploitation and abuse. This NTS Insight investigates the dynamics of the ...
  • Disaster response regional architectures: assessing future possibilities 

    Cook, Alistair David Blair; Ear, Jessica; Canyon, Deon V. (2017)
    The HADR cooperation landscape in the Indo-Asia-Pacifi c is becoming more complex as the growth of frameworks and mechanisms are oft en developed in isolation from other existing coordination eff orts. Th ese areas of ...
  • The 2015 Nepal Earthquake: implications for future international relief efforts 

    Cook, Alistair David Blair; Maxim, Shrestha; Zin, Bo Htet (2016)
    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Nepal at midday on 25th April 2015 with the epicentre around the Barpak, Gorkha district. Given the relatively shallow hypocentre at the depth of just 8.2km, tremors were felt ...
  • The sustainability of nuclear energy in Southeast Asia: opportunities and challenges 

    Cook, Alistair David Blair; Caballero-Anthony, Mely; Trajano, Julius Cesar I.; Sembiring, Margareth (2014)
    ASEAN member states are moving towards diversifying their energy mix, reducing their over-dependence on fossil fuels, and exploring alternative energy sources such as nuclear energy to ensure that their energy supplies are ...
  • Differentiated policies: Indonesia's international leadership and internal challenges 

    Cook, Alistair David Blair (2011)
    Indonesia's position as a regional champion of democracy and human rights has become prominent in international forums since the resignation of President Suharto in 1998 and the subsequent period of internal democratic ...
  • The rise of Iskandar Malaysia: implications for Singapore’s marine and coastal environment 

    Cook, Alistair David Blair; Hangzo, Pau Khan Khup (2014)
    Iskandar Malaysia, a major economic zone in the southern part of Malaysia, is experiencing meteoric growth. Given that the zone lies along the Straits of Johor, how will the increasing industrialisation and urbanisation ...
  • Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies Year in Review 2010 

    Cook, Alistair David Blair; Caballero-Anthony, Mely; Durodie, Bill; Ewing, J. Jackson; Gong, Lina; Hangzo, Pau Khan Khup; Sofiah Jamil; Kaur, Manpavan Joth; Kuntjoro, Irene A.; Li, Hongyan; Maeztri, Devin; Ong, Suan Ee (2010)
    Throughout 2010, there were several notable developments which had an impact on non-traditional security (NTS) concerns. These developments informed cooperation between states and societies across the Asia-Pacific at the ...
  • Indonesia’s 2018 Regional Elections – Tanjung Pinang’s Mayoral Election : The Role of Majelis Taklim 

    Adri Wanto; Dedi Dinarto (2018-06-27)
    Religious discussion groups (Majelis Taklim) play a pivotal role in the upcoming mayoral election in Tanjung Pinang, capital of the Riau Islands province. The influence of Majelis Taklim can boost the electoral chances of ...

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