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Egypt's youth uprising : its global dimensions
Egypt’s current uprising is very much a rebellion of the youth. This sub-text cuts across a large swathe of North Africa and the Middle East, and to a certain extent, Asia as well. This global dimension of the youthful ...
Responsibility to protect : tensions between sovereignty and security
Responsibility to Protect was invoked to justify international intervention in Libya. But fundamental tensions were exposed in operationalising it since “failed” states are not necessarily weak states. Nevertheless, RtoP ...
Lee Kuan Yew and Suharto : how mutual trust fostered bilateral ties
The excellent relations between Indonesia and Singapore from the 1970s were fostered by the mutual trust that developed between President Suharto and Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.
Japan's rising security challenges
Japan's decision to reinterpret its pacific constitution to allow the right to collective defence has angered China. It is crafting a more active role in security and defence in responsible to rising instability in Northeast Asia.
A new cold war?
The growing tensions around the world, including in East and Southeast Asia, are reminiscent of the old power play between the great powers. Are we headed towards a new Cold War?
Yasukuni shrine and museum: Japan’s WW2 responsibility
While the Yasukuni shrine memorialises Japan’s war dead its accompanying museum gives a revisionist view of Japan’s responsibility for the Second World War that is troubling.
From scarcity to plenty : the geopolitics of a world awash in oil
More sources of supply mean energy prices are likely to stabilise at lower prices than in the last decade. The decline in US dependence on Middle Eastern oil is likely to make the US see instability in the MENA region ...
Indonesia’s 2014 elections : will Suharto’s enduring legacy last?
Indonesia today is energised by democratic politics and electoral competition while enjoying high economic growth. Will the 2014 elections throw up a new generation of leaders or proceed against the backdrop of the continuing ...
Safety first in managing airspace
A recent article by a former Indonesian air force chief over-simplifies a complex operational and technical issue.
South China Sea Tensions: Unlikely to Lead to War
Recent naval and land activities in the Spratlys have highlighted growing tensions and the risk of conflict in the South China Sea. However as China and United States seek to manage their differences the escalation of such ...