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The fourth industrial revolution’s impact on smaller militaries : moon or bane?
Even as smaller and less well funded armed forces are still grappling with incorporating computerisation into personnel, supply and other military functions for increased efficiency or effectiveness, this hallmark of the ...
Religion and conflict : the myth of inevitable collision
The recent attacks on churches in Indonesia may spark renewed concern that religious differences are inevitably contentious if not leading outright to violence. However, history suggests that harmonious coexistence is the norm.
Seeing Through The Fog of Trade War
In the US, trade policy is making the headlines, and maybe the headlines are making trade policy. Other governments need to look beyond the rhetoric and continue to work on the co-operative structures that can eventually ...
The Global System: New Developmental Model Needed?
The ever-shifting “tectonic plates” of economics, business, technology, politics, and security around the world has created an era of uncertainty, resulting in declining global confidence. Where do we go from here?
1.5°C Too Soon : More Must Be Done
The latest IPCC special report released in early October 2018 estimated that global temperature increase may reach 1.5°C anytime between 2030 and 2050. This is much sooner than the end of the century timeframe set in the ...
Cryptocurrencies: Potential For Terror Financing
Given their transaction anonymity and user-friendliness, cryptocurrencies appeal to extremist groups as they offer a viable alternative to the mainstream financial system and fiat money which are perceived as ‘kafir’ ...
Enhancing ASEAN’s Competitiveness : The Skills Challenge
As ASEAN celebrates its 51st anniversary, how should the region leverage on its promising growth potential and the skills of its labour force to achieve the goal of becoming a highly competitive region?
Germany’s NetzDG: Template for Dealing with Fake News?
The German Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz, also known as the NetzDG or Network Enforcement Act (NEA), came into effect last October, with actual enforcement commencing in January 2018. Is this the Fake News silver bullet that ...
Deradicalising Returning Foreign Fighters : Lessons from Denmark
In addition to the current threat of extremists and radicalised individuals, returning fighters are posing new challenges to state. Danish authorities have pioneered de-radicalisation programmes that focused on providing ...
Climate Change Scepticism : A Form of Fundamentalist Belief?
The scepticism over climate change persists although adverse effects from a warming planet are already being felt. Is such scepticism, predicated upon belief, a form of fundamentalism?