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Kim Jong Nam’s Death: What It Means For Malaysia
Two months since the death of North Korean Kim Jong Nam at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, investigations continue into who orchestrated the attack. What are the implications of this case for Malaysian foreign ...
Australia’s Foreign Policy White Paper: Dealing with Uncertainty
The new Australian Foreign Policy White Paper sets an agenda that seeks to balance Australia’s economic and security interests between a more powerful China, its major trading partner, and a less certain United States, its ...
Trump in Asia: Free Trade Under Threat?
‘America First’ has been the prevailing tagline guiding Trump’s trade policy. As he returns from his recent extended tour of Asia, what is the outlook for US-Asia trade?
The Marawi Narrative: “Inside the Caliphate”
Undeterred by its military setbacks in Marawi, the so-called Islamic State (IS) is now calling for a war of liberation and propagating an anti-Christian and anti-government narrative for continuing violence in and outside ...
An ASEAN Way to Prevent Violent Extremism?
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 ...
North Korea Sanctions: Will China Get Tougher?
China appears to have taken tougher measures against North Korea in response to its fourth nuclear test. It may be prepared to be harsher if Pyongyang continues with its provocations.
Green Revolution 2.0: The Role of IT Connectivity
Projected levelling yields and a growing population forewarn a need for another Green Revolution 2.0. Mobile-enabled agri-technology in the developing world can be key enablers. It should be a priority that rural areas ...
Indonesia-Singapore Relations: The Next 50 Years
Indonesia-Singapore relations, after initial uncertainties and suspicions, have matured in the past 50 years. What lessons can be derived for relations for the next five decades?
Indonesia’s Growing Halal Market : Impact on the Economy
Indonesia remains the largest Muslim country in the world in terms of population. In 2019, Indonesia will officially implement a law on Halal Product Assurance. This legal framework will potentially turn Indonesia into the ...
Indonesia’s Maritime Ambition: Can Jokowi Realise It?
To realise his vision of a ‘global maritime fulcrum’, Indonesian president Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo needs to solve the tricky problem of coordinating Indonesia’s sprawling maritime security domain. He will need to overcome ...