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Salafis, salafism and modern salafism: what lies behind a term?
The use of the term Salafi and Salafism in the contemporary period is ambiguous and in many ways confusing. The pivotal question of who or what group qualifies as Salafi remains in dispute. What is Salafism and who are the ...
Konfrontasi: why it still matters to Singapore
Despite happening almost fifty years ago, Konfrontasi (Confrontation) occupies a unique place in Singapore’s national memory. Why does it still matter to Singapore today?
Thailand’s Kra Canal: Is Vietnam Angling In?
Vietnam’s decision to build a deep-water seaport off its southern-most province of Ca Mau may signal the eventual building of Thailand’s Kra Canal as a new regional shipping lane.
Soccer racism in Europe: struggle with transition
Recent instances of soccer-related racism highlights European nations’ tortured transition from relatively homogeneous ethnicity to multicultural immigration societies. They denote a resurgence of entrenched racial attitudes ...
Southeast Asia’s Haze Problem: Why So Hard To Resolve?
Haze from Indonesian fires has again blanketed Singapore and Malaysia. Prevention strategies are improving, but will likely take years to become truly effective.
China’s “One Belt, One Road” Initiative: New Round of Opening Up
China’s “One Belt, One Road” Initiative has become a priority in Beijing’s foreign policy. Other countries, especially China’s neighbours, should not hesitate to capitalise on the opportunities it provides. But can China ...