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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?
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.
Waiting for Disruption?! Undersea Autonomy and the Challenging Nature of Naval Innovation
This paper looks at the mechanics of military innovation to sound a cautionary note on the current and future use of undersea autonomy. It starts from the premise that undersea autonomy is not yet as inevitable and disruptive ...
IS Distortion of Hijrah: Emigrating For A Lost Cause
IS has intensified its call on Muslims to emigrate or hijrah to territories or regions it controls. A correct understanding of hijrah is needed to debunk IS distortion of the term hijrah.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative Security Needs: The Evolution of Chinese Private Security Companies
The unprecedented amount of Chinese funds funnelled into the Belt and Road Initiative and Beijing’s vision of global connectivity will face a harsh reality that encompasses a wide spectrum of threats. Chinese corporations ...
Indonesia Ban on Civil Society Bodies: Spot On or Overreach?
President Joko Widodo has signed a government regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) which expedites the disbanding of “illegal” civil society organisations. While it is intended to crack down on hardline Islamist groups, it ...
Indonesia’s Blue Economy Initiative: Rethinking Maritime Security Challenges
Indonesian officials are eager to harness the blue economy initiative. This notwithstanding, there are numerous other non-traditional maritime security challenges like IUU fishing, piracy, and marine plastic debris that ...
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 ...