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English in contemporary Sweden : perceptions, policies, and narrated practices
This paper compares trends in Sweden’s language planning and language policies, and particularly the rationale underlying recent government legislation, to actual language use at the ‘grass roots’ of society, in order to ...
Parental socialization of children's Internet use: A qualitative approach
This study explores how parents feel about the Internet and its impact on children, how they manage children’s Internet use, and how they view the role of various socialization agents in creating a safer Internet environment ...
Qatar’s surprising transfer of power : how will tamim rule?
Qatar witnessed a surprising transfer of power from its visionary emir to his son in a development that is rare in the Middle East. Will the peaceful and voluntary change of leadership set a new precedent in a region where ...
China’s ADIZ : South China Sea next?
China’s establishment of an air-defence identification zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea has been criticised as destabilising to the regional status quo and a threat to freedom of navigation. Beijing’s inability to enforce ...
Do policy prescriptions work? Studying effect of race & religion on people's behaviour
How can academics who provide policy prescriptions and policymakers who implement policy determine whether a given strategy works? Controlled Randomised Trials are a useful way to identify racial and religious discrimination, ...
Inter-religious violence in Myanmar : a security threat to Southeast Asia
Continuing inter-religious violence in Myanmar is spilling over into neighbouring countries as seen in recent attacks between groups within the Myanmar migrant community in Kuala Lumpur. If left unchecked, such spillovers ...
Central Asia : China opens a new silk road
In early September Chinese President Xi Jingping visited several Central Asian countries bringing billions in investment. The trip could signal the opening of a new silk road connecting the Eurasian landmass with East Asia ...
Shariah law and Hudud : understanding its objectives and spirit
The Sultan of Brunei recently announced the introduction of the Shariah penal code or hudud as part of implementing Shariah law in the country. What do the terms Shariah law and Hudud entail and what are their objectives?
Counter-terrorism in Indonesia : enter the TNI’s task force
The establishment of a counter-terrorism task force under the Indonesian military should consider the dynamics of military-police cooperation and how to increase overall public trust in the security apparatuses in general.
Stalemate in afghanistan talks : uncertainty looms
While US-Taliban talks are stalemated before they even began, the Taliban are confident of victory inside Afghanistan. The US seeks to balance its residual force after 2014 with a peaceful withdrawal.