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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?
Time for Rethink: Need to Refocus on WTO
The sluggishness of the World Trade Organisation in recent years has led to the proliferation of free trade agreements (FTA). The resulting neglect of WTO negotiations is not in the interest of the global multilateral ...
India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Growing Regional Significance
As China expands its maritime reach in the Indian Ocean, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands off the coast of India have gone high up on the priority list for New Delhi’s defence policy. The Modi government should develop a ...
Why ISIS appeals to Muslim women in western countries: need for counter message
The appeal of IS (Islamic State) to young Muslim women in Western countries stems from their psychological vulnerabilities. Several communication strategies are suggested to counter IS propaganda.
Sustainability: Beware of Greenwashing
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were endorsed by the global community through the UN in late 2015. Sustainability reporting has become a business, and there is evidence of some degree of “Greenwashing”. Walking ...
Southeast Asia’s Haze Plight: Is Insurance a Suitable Preventive Mechanism?
The recently-concluded ASEAN Summit reaffirmed a shared approach to fully implement the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution. However a more strategic and sustainable solution is needed to address the regional ...
Malaysia’s 2018 General Election: Alternative Scenarios?
With just weeks to go, Malaysia’s next general election seems to be approaching like an oncoming train. What lies ahead?
Saudi-Iran conflict: challenges beyond Sunni-Shia tensions
Saudi Arabia’s latest moves that precipitated the recent escalation in Sunni-Shiite sectarian tension in the Middle East are indicative of its sense of vulnerability about its mounting challenges as Iran normalises relations ...
Nepal Earthquake One Year On: Building a More Effective Relief Effort
One year since the devastating Nepal earthquakes, the international relief effort holds lessons for future emergency response. While reconstruction efforts remain stifled, the immediate international relief operations ...
After the Muktamar: Is a New PAS Emerging?
Malaysia’s Islamist party PAS held its 63rd congress amid huge publicity of a full and complete break from the opposition alliance. The bigger significance, however, is what this all means and what future direction PAS will take.