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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 ...
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?
Brexit’s Impending Impact: Assessing ASEAN’s Exposure
This week, the UK government will finally start the process for Britain’s withdrawal from the EU. The rest of the world is assessing how exposed other countries are to the almost inevitable economic fallout that will follow ...
The Rise of Trump and Its Global Implications, US-China Economic Ties Under Trump: Need for More Balance
The US under Trump bemoans its trade deficit with China as a serious economic threat. Should it be a justification for the Trump administration to impose protectionist measures against China?
Armed Forces of the Future: Going Green?
Green defence technologies may hold the answer to meeting military requirements for future forces. There are three areas where green defence could enhance operational readiness for armed forces of any size. There are, ...
Knowledge Intensive Agriculture: The New Disruptor in World Food?
New digital media are fast becoming available to convey new technology and new knowledge to farmers. Agricultural technology (“agtech”) and new financing modalities (“fintech”) have great potential to meet the needs for ...