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TNI’s Role in Counterterrorism: Impact On Military Reform
Lawmakers in Indonesia are currently revising an existing anti-terrorism law. The proposed legislation will give TNI, the Indonesian armed forces, a more direct role in combatting terrorism. This may pose a hurdle to ...
ISIS' Amin Baco: Tri-border Emir in Southeast Asia
The recent recapture of Marawi City by Philippine security forces which led to the death of Isnilon Hapilon has thrown up a new emir or leader, Amin Baco. A Malaysian from Sabah, who is Amin Baco?
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.
India-Pakistan Tensions: Back to the Future in South Asia?
The relative stabilisation of India-Pakistan relations following the US intervention in Afghanistan was an exception rather than the norm. The recent developments in the region indicate a return to the old patterns of ...
Australia’s French Submarine Decision: A Long-standing Security Relationship
Australia has chosen the French option for its new submarine acquisition project. While offering a range of strategic, political and technical advantages over the German and Japanese options, it confirms a long-standing ...
ASEAN-China Relations: Key Junctures for Singapore as Country Coordinator
As the country coordinator of ASEAN-China dialogue relations for three years till mid 2018, Singapore is well placed as a non-claimant state to the South China Sea disputes to help reduce tensions and expedite realisation ...
Trump and Southeast Asia: US Should Pivot to ASEAN
The Donald Trump administration should establish a Comprehensive Partnership with Brunei, followed by Cambodia and Myanmar to strengthen and broaden the reach of bilateral strategic relations with ASEAN member countries.
North Korea Threat and Asian Markets: A Paradox?
How are East Asian stock exchanges reacting to North Korea’s sabre rattling? For the region’s markets, the following equation seems to apply: the more North Korea conducts nuclear and missile tests, the better.
2017 Jakarta’s Election and Indonesia’s Democracy - Ascent of a Javanese King: President Jokowi’s Leadership Style
With endless political tussles confronting him, particularly during the 2017 Jakarta Gubernatorial Election, President Joko Widodo has drawn inspiration from Javanese philosophy for his political compass when dealing with ...
GE14 & Its Aftermath - Enter Malaysia’s New Political Order
Days after the political earthquake of a general election on 9 May, Anwar Ibrahim declared Malaysia “on the verge of a new golden era”. Will it be a mere change of government or a political transition to a new order?