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Do We Need A Broader Smart Nation Narrative?
The Smart Nation initiative heralds an era of unprecedented automation and connectivity. There are also risks. To keep the Smart Nation initiative on an even keel, Singaporeans need to develop a deeper appreciation of the ...
Science, Technology and Human Security - Getting Singapore Smart City-ready: MRT Disruptions as a Spur?
The frequent breakdowns of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system have been a source of frustration for both commuters and operators. This notwithstanding, the MRT is part of a key infrastructure for Singapore to be smart-city ...
The Inevitable Jihad in Myanmar
Violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State has driven over 125,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing towards neighbouring Bangladesh following the destruction of an entire Muslim village allegedly by Myanmar security forces. The crisis ...
The 2017 Marawi Attacks: Implications for Regional Security
The attacks in Marawi are unprecedented in the length of time terrorists have laid siege on an urban area in the region. Marawi City in Mindanao, southern Philippines has been a warzone. The situation would have been far ...
4G SAF: Creating New Advantages
Historically, the key dilemma facing Singaporean defence planners has been the question how to build a force and doctrine capable of dealing simultaneously with current security threats, while anticipating future challenges ...
Youth and Women Radicalisation in Singapore: Case of Syaikhah Izzah
Syaikhah Izzah Zahrah Al Ansari is believed to be the first Singaporean woman to be detained for radicalisation. It marks a troubling shift in how young people including females have been co-opted in extremist propaganda ...
Expanding KL-Saudi Ties: Benefits and Risks for Malaysia
King Salman of Saudi Arabia visited Malaysia on the first stop of a month-long tour of Asia, signing several agreements that signal not only an increased level of engagement between the two countries, but also a shift in ...
Religious Offence, Public Order, and the Law
A recent public order court case in the UK raises important conceptual questions about the limits of freedom of speech and religion, especially when expressing religious views others may find offensive.
Digital Peatland Governance: Surveillance Technology for Haze-Free Region
Indonesia is aiming to restore 2.5 million hectares of degraded peatland, out of which 1.4 million hectares are located in plantation and forest companies' concessions. Digital surveillance technology emerges as a solution ...