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“Daesh-isation” of Southeast Asia’s Jihadists
Militant Muslim groups in Southeast Asia have adopted the ideology of ISIL/ Daesh in preparing for a jihadi war in Southern Philippines and Eastern Indonesia. They have internationalised their operations across boundaries, ...
Fixing global finance: unfinished business
The 2008 financial crisis was hugely damaging. The focus of reform has been on increasing banks‘ required capital. Together with the other measures taken, this makes a repetition of 2008 less likely. However, the crisis ...
Bangladesh: Checking Violent Extremism
Bangladesh must have a long term approach to check the growth of Islamic State. Rather than denying the growing transnational linkages of the local terrorist groups, Bangladesh must plug the loopholes in its counterterrorism ...
2016: Challenging Year Ahead for Najib
Najib’s viability as PM in 2016 will be dependent on his ability to manage the current economic problems and overcome political challenges.
Strengthening Energy Security: Key to Sustainable Development in Asia
With the growing urgency of energy security in an era of climate change, the option to increase the share of renewables and nuclear energy in the energy mix will increasingly become attractive in Asia. Correspondingly, ...
The Jakarta Assault: Pre-empting the Rise of IS Indonesia
The Paris-style 14 January 2016 assault by pro-IS militants in the heart of Jakarta is a game-changer. Indonesia’s leaders are closing ranks as the Jokowi government pursues a long-term response amid the growing IS threat ...
ASEAN Centrality: Still Alive and Kicking
ASEAN centrality has been challenged by the pulls of US-China tensions of late. Developments behind the scenes, and the recent United States-ASEAN Special Leaders’ Summit at Sunnylands, however, demonstrate the continuing ...
India’s Hate Speech Pandemic: Communal Intolerance and Sectarian Violence
There is uproar in India over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s studied silence on the seemingly increasing communal intolerance in the country. It is more important to focus on why these acts are being committed and how the ...
The Electronic Digitisation of ISIS: Building a Multi-media Legacy
The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)’s ubiquitous cross-channel connectivity in the social media sphere enables its continuous engagement with its transnational audience, sustaining its online relevance, strong ...
Riding Two Horses At Once: Wither The Indian Navy?
The International Fleet Review recently held at the Indian port of VIshakhapatnam was a display of togetherness amongst the world's navies and at the same time a striking demonstration of India's naval aspirations. India's ...