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The MSK family affair : is blood thicker than water?
The announcement that Singapore JI leader Mas Selamat Kastari has been sheltered by three family members has focused attention on how family ties can come in the way of national security considerations. In the final ...
Global protests against anti-Islam video : impact on security in Southeast Asia
Global protests against the video clip mocking Islam continue to spread, and could potentially cause upheaval in Southeast Asia. Although steps have been taken to prevent the dissemination of the video, governments should ...
Countering the self-radicalised lone wolf : a new paradigm?
Internet-driven self-radicalisation of the lone wolf is an increasing cause of concern for governments and societies everywhere. A new paradigm for countering self-radicalisation is suggested, comprising the five dimensions ...
Osama's demise : end of Al Qaeda?
While the death of Osama bin Laden is a genuine success in the ongoing war against terrorism, it is a mistake to let our guard down now. The threat has become more complex and requires continued vigilance on the parts of ...
From global to micro jihad : three trends of grassroots terrorism
Three strategic trends- operational, ideological and technological-underlie the continued metastasis of the extremist ideology of Al Qaedaism. It will evolve further away from the original emphasis on centralised global ...
Engaging former JI detainees in countering extremism : can it work?
Singapore’s counter-radicalisation programme has been effective in rehabilitating many Jemaah Islamiyah detainees as well as immunising the wider community against violent extremism. Can there be an enhanced role for ...
Lee Kuan Yew : the ‘engine’ that was ‘too big for the boat’
Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s renowned intellectual, moral and political strengths played a major role in Singapore’s rise from Third World to First in one generation. Fair-minded Singaporeans are unlikely to forget ...
Self-radicalisation and the Awlaki connection
The latest arrest of three Singaporeans for jihadi tendencies underscores the continuing challenge of self-radicalisation through the Internet. Early warning indicators and a whole-of-society approach can help address this.
The HASMI network: case of cognitive radicalism turned violent?
The recently discovered HASMI militant network may be a mutation of the older JI and JAT networks. more omniously, it may be an example of how non-violent cognitive radicalism can become violent.
Ten years after Bali : rise of the Darul Islam super-organism
Ten years after the 2002 Bali bombings, the dominant “kinetic” approach to counter-terrorism in Indonesia has reached its limits. Fresh approaches are needed to deal with a constantly evolving and resilient super-organism ...