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Russia’s Interest in North Korea Crisis
Apart from China, Russia is the only other country that can help resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. The prevention of an outbreak of hostilities and introduction of durable stability are in the interests of the ...
Putin’s Coming Presidency : Tougher for Russo - Western Relations?
President Putin’s annual address to the Federal Assembly on 1 March 2018 places the onus on the West to improve the current tense relationship. What is the Russian leader trying to achieve?
Turkey Referendum: New Phase in Turkish - European Relations
The recent referendum indicates that Europe can no longer expect to use the long-held Turkish bid for membership in the European Union (EU) as a political tool to influence Turkey and its people. This marks a new phase in ...
After Shaming Aung San Suu Kyi: Then What?
While the UN has described the latest atrocities in Myanmar on the Rohingya minority as textbook ethnic cleansing, the international reaction of shaming Aung San Suu Kyi for the Rohingya crisis is unhelpful to all parties. ...
Countering Radicalisation in UK: How to “Uplift” the Prevent Scheme
The recent attacks that struck Manchester and London have called attention to the alleged shortcomings of the Prevent scheme. Does the cost of the British counter-radicalisation strategy outweigh its benefits? Which new ...
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 ...
The post-Brexit world: how should East Asian finance cope?
The post-Brexit world is now bracing for the immediate effects on financial markets, including in East Asia. More enhanced macroeconomic policy coordination is needed. Yet, a strong political will is required for successful ...
World Agricultural Forum 2017 - Jobs in Agri-Food Industry: Silver Lining for Youth
The agri-food industry offers a bright future for the youth, in Singapore and abroad, amid discouraging youth employment prospects globally.
Fighting for the Soul of Islam: A Battle of the Paymasters
A gathering of prominent Sunni Muslim leaders in the Chechen capital of Grozny that appeared to have effectively excommunicated Saudi-backed ultra-conservatism potentially opens not only a theological but also a geopolitical ...
Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia: Religio-Political Fault Lines in Secular Democracies
Seemingly politically inspired and media-led Islamophobic allegations and accusations of anti-semitism marred the recent UK mayoral and local elections. This potentially sets a dangerous precedence for using religious ...