Recent Submissions

  • PNG Seeks to Re-Engage Southeast Asia : Role of Disaster Preparedness 

    Cook, Alistair David Blair; Foo, Yen Ne (2019)
    Following the recent political turmoil in Papua New Guinea, the new prime minister James Marape signaled a shift in its foreign policy away from traditional partners to re-engage Southeast Asia. How can ASEAN help PNG ...
  • The Idea of Indo-Pacific : ASEAN Steps In 

    Nazia Hussain (2019)
    The ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP) is an initial step towards formally incorporating ASEAN Centrality in the evolving Indo-Pacific concept. The AOIP has been much anticipated as different powers assert their ...
  • Germany in the Indo-Pacific : New Security Actor? 

    Kliem, Frederick (2019)
    Berlin is considering some limited military presence in the Taiwan Strait. This would be a radical shift in Germany’s military doctrine and self-perception. For the time being, however, the domestic environment is unlikely ...
  • Women in Terrorism : Mitigating a New Development 

    Amalina Abdul Nasir (2019)
    The four cases of women arrested in Singapore over the past three years reflect a greater involvement of females in terrorism. This could be attributed to women militants demanding a greater role to support Islamic State. ...
  • Debating Artificial Intelligence : The Fox versus the Hedgehog 

    Emmerson, Donald K. (2019)
    Singapore in Southeast Asia and Stanford University in the United States are focal points for discussions of AI and how it can be made to help not hurt human beings. A recent panel at Stanford illustrates the difficulty ...
  • Combating Marine Debris : What After the Bangkok Declaration? 

    Trajano, Julius; Gong, Lina (2019)
    The Bangkok Declaration on Combating Marine Debris reaffirms ASEAN’s commitment to protect the marine environment and strengthen regional cooperation in addressing marine debris issues. The declaration must now be complemented ...
  • Arakan Army : Myanmar’s New Front of Conflic 

    Bashar, Iftekharul (2019)
    The Arakan Army (AA) is a relatively new addition to conflict in western Myanmar, a region that has seen much unrest in recent years. Singapore’s 10 July 2019 announcement of the arrests of AA supporters raises questions ...
  • Overlooked : South Korea’s Naval Shipbuilding 

    Bitzinger, Richard A. (2019)
    South Korea’s sea trials of new indigenous submarine demonstrate that the country’s naval shipbuilding industry is entering a new phase of proficiency. This will mean a more capable blue-water South Korean navy, as well ...
  • Beautiful Harmony : Political Project Behind Japan’s New Era Name 

    Kumada, Naoko (2019)
    The shifting dynamics around the new era name (gengō 元号) offers an opportunity to understand how the domestic politics of the LDP’s project of ultranationalism is shaping a new Japan and a new form of nationalism.
  • Indonesian Presidential Election – The Gender Factor : Implications for Women 

    Mariska, Made Ayu (2019)
    The exit polls showed that Jokowi and Maruf Amin won the women’s vote for the presidential election. How did they win the women’s vote against Prabowo and Sandiaga Uno and what can women expect in Jokowi’s second term?
  • Osaka G20 Summit : Mixed Outcome 

    Rana, Pradumna B.; Ji, Xianbai (2019)
    The G20 Summit at Osaka came up with a mixed picture on trade. The US and China struck a trade truce. But the summit failed to address issues related to WTO reforms.
  • Migration, transnational crime and terrorism : exploring the nexus in Europe and southeast Asia 

    Sumpter, Cameron; Franco, Joseph (2018)
    Theories of a crime-terror nexus are well established in the literature. Often conceptualised along a continuum, relationships between organisations range from contracting services and the appropriation of tactics, to ...
  • Taiwan’s defense under the Tsai administration 

    Wu, Shang-su (2018)
    The Tsai Ing-wen administration of Taiwan has taken a different approach in various defense policies compared to its predecessor. Several military build-up projects are aimed at strengthening Taiwan’s defense in the context ...
  • Singapore Defence Technology Summit – AI Ethics 2.0 : From Principles to Action 

    Gal, Danit (2019)
    Trying to catch up with the fast moving and increasingly pervasive development and use of AI, nations want to establish ground rules to ensure the technology benefits humanity. This is no easy task, further complicated by ...
  • G-20’s Osaka Summit : What Putin Achieved 

    Cheang, Chris (2019)
    The G-20 Summit in Osaka on 28-29 June 2019 marked another step towards the gradual weakening of the West’s diplomatic isolation of Russia.
  • State capitalism and FDI expropriation in Latin America 

    Lee, Chia-yi; Tsai, Tsung-han (2015)
    This article focuses on state capitalism in Latin America and examines what causes the expropriation of foreign direct investment (FDI) in this region. We argue that leaders’ concerns over their political survival affect ...
  • A tale of two institutions : the ARF, ADMM-plus and security regionalism in the Asia Pacific 

    Tan, See Seng (2017)
    The Asia-Pacific region is served by not one but two region-wide security arrangements, namely, the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) and its newer counterpart, the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ MeetingPlus (ADMM-Plus). Like their ...
  • Fishing militia, the securitization of fishery and the South China Sea dispute 

    Zhang, Hongzhou; Bateman, Sam (2017)
    With fishery incidents emerging as a major threat to peace and stability in the South China Sea, a better understanding of the underlying causes of these incidents becomes important. Mainstream media, and a substantial ...
  • 34th ASEAN Summit and Thailand : Headway or Uncertainty? 

    Pitakdumrongkit, Kaewkamol (2019)
    The just-concluded 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok showed some progress in ASEAN cooperation and integration, but certain challenges remain. Thailand’s internal politics will determine the country’s next foreign minister; ...
  • Timor-Leste’s Challenges : Year After the May 2018 Elections 

    Menon, Vijayalakshmi (2019)
    A year after the last parliamentary elections, in which the Alliance for Change (AMP) coalition won a clear majority, the 2018 and 2019 budgets have been passed, ending a period of considerable uncertainty and gridlock. ...

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