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Jemaah Islamiyah: Still a Latent Threat
While the self-proclaimed Islamic State has spread its wings in Southeast Asia, the danger posed by Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) cannot be ignored. It has been in a state of preparation to strike when the moment is ripe.
Modi’s economic reforms : On-track ?
While government officials contend that significant progress has been made in economic reforms under PM Modi, analysts and commentators opine otherwise. Whose views are correct? The answer depends on which aspect of reforms ...
Iraqi and Syrian Civil Wars: Back to Square One?
Adversaries of “Islamic State” (IS) use the crumbling of the “Caliphate” to move their pawns forward in Iraq and Syria, raising the spectre of simultaneous conflicts. Will military victories over IS be a tactical success ...
The Korea crisis : Time for ASEAN to play a role
Notwithstanding its institutional weaknesses, ASEAN is in a unique position to play a role in the brewing crisis in North Korea by bringing conflicting parties back to the negotiating table.
'Liberation’ of Marawi : Implications for Southeast Asia
Does the liberation of Marawi spell the end of the jihadi threat in Minadanao? Or will the death of the leaders of the pro-ISIS group be a spur for the struggle to establish an Islamic State in the Philippines?
Women - Terrorism Nexus in Pakistan
Women’s involvement in Islamist terrorist groups, such as AQIS and IS is not unprecedented in the Pakistani context. These women are deployed in various specialised capacities, necessitating a need to move from androcentric ...
Growing importance of global public goods : the case of climate change
Despite the absence of a world government, efforts to supply global public goods continue. But different perceptions of fairness sometimes undermine such efforts as illustrated by the Trump administration’s withdrawal from ...
Singaporean fighter in IS global strategy : shift from core to periphery
In anticipation of their return to their home countries and regions, IS fighters in Syria and Iraq are calling for global support to strengthen IS bridgeheads in their own regions. For the first time, a Singaporean features ...
Foreign Policy Lessons from the Terrex Episode
The recent impounding of the nine Singapore Terrex armoured personnel carriers was widely perceived as a proxy pressure tactic not just against Singapore but also other parties that stand in the way of China’s interests. ...
Southeast Asia’s Naval Shipbuilding Industry: Challenges Ahead
Naval shipbuilding in Southeast Asia, although ambitious in scope, is likely to remain limited to low-tech manufacturing (hulls and sub-assemblies), MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul), and a few showcase projects.