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Vietnam’s exploration and production contracts : using energy interests to strengthen maritime claims
Vietnam’s burgeoning energy industry is helping to bolster its claim to disputed parts of the South China Sea (SCS), by getting foreign companies involved in its offshore exploration and production (E&P). Will this approach ...
Other curriculum in pesantren : exploring possible triggers of radicalism
The curriculum and subjects taught in pesantrens attended by Muslim terrorists have been of interest in educational research. In the absence of direct connections between the school curriculum and students’ ...
Is al-Awlaki the no. 1 enemy? : setting the priorities right
In the counterterrorism scene today where nations are quick to tag along the bandwagon initiated by the United States, policymakers must remember to stay focused and not risk obscuring the actual target – the terrorist ...
The issue of Arab Jews : manipulating a justified cause
A recent United Nations conference on the rights of Jews forced to flee Arab countries in the wake of the establishment of the State of Israel focuses attention on a long overlooked consequence of the Middle East conflict. ...
Vietnam’s China dilemma : steering in new strategic environment
Vietnam’s relationship with China is a test of the strategic challenge it faces against a long historical backdrop. Hanoi’s rapprochement with the US and its joining ASEAN are manifestations of its diplomatic adroitness.
Iran : challenges for US intelligence and policy
Dealing with Iran and its nuclear programmes challenges the skill and ingenuity of American intelligence and policymakers. Crafting a successful policy requires understanding Iran, but such judgements are politically as ...
The SMRT security breach : strategic implications in the post 9/11 era
The recent SMRT depot security breach is a cause for concern as railway systems have been targets of terrorist attacks worldwide. To boost its physical and social resilience, Singapore needs to mainstream psychological ...
Japan-Philippine relations : new dynamics in strategic partnership
Japan and the Philippines have reinvigorated their security cooperation with new joint initiatives. The vibrancy of their partnership is influenced by the perception of a common security threat from China and domestic ...
Toulouse shootings and French presidential campaign : ‘flogging a dead horse’
The Toulouse shootings have reaffirmed the prejudices of the French presidential candidates and allowed them to build a campaign around xenophobia. Immigrants in France may continue to be vilified.
Accuracy and precision of tidal wetland soil carbon mapping in the conterminous United States
Tidal wetlands produce long-term soil organic carbon (C) stocks. Thus for carbon accounting purposes, we need accurate and precise information on the magnitude and spatial distribution of those stocks. We assembled and ...