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A World Free of Chemical Weapons: Why It Is So Difficult
There has been an uptick in chemical attacks around the world recently. More needs to be done to curb the production and use of chemical weapons. Even so, fully eradicating them will be an uphill task.
Trump’s Protectionism: Method to the Madness?
President Trump’s surge towards US protectionism is threatening a global war and disrupting the international trading system. What is the real issue behind his seemingly reckless policies?
RSIS Series on Malaysia's 14th General Election - GE14 & the Future of Malay Politics
This general election is poised to be game-changing, at the core of which will be the future of Malay politics. Will it resist the undercurrents of change? Or will Malay politics in Malaysia take a new turn, bringing along ...
Managing Fisheries in Troubled Waters: Can An SCS Body work?
Notwithstanding all the potential benefits, the setting up of a Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (RFMO) will not be a panacea to the fisheries problems in the South China Sea.
South Asia and the Maritime Silk Road: Far From Plain-sailing
China’s Maritime Silk Road projects pose strategic challenges to the South Asian countries that lie astride the route between Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
Ultranationalist Buddhist Rhetoric in Sri Lanka
Anti-Muslim sentiments in Sri Lanka can be attributed to the spread of ultranationalist Buddhist rhetoric propagated by Buddhist extremist groups which use Buddhism to justify their narrative. The ambivalent nature of ...
East Asian Financial Safety Net : The Problem of Leadership
A core challenge facing the advancement of a regional financial safety net in recent years has been an absence of leadership. Without such clear regional leadership, the future advancement of such a safety net — Chiang Mai ...
Indonesia’s 2018 Regional Elections – The Generals’ Election : More Officers in Politics, More Democracy?
Several military and police generals have announced their candidacies for the 2018 simultaneous regional elections before they retire from active service. What induced these generals to enter politics and what does it ...