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The Sixth Trilateral Summit: Style Over Substance?
After more than a three-year hiatus, the Trilateral Summit between China, Japan and South Korea has finally been revived. Although it was largely symbolic, lacking major breakthroughs, the seeming thaw in relations between ...
2017 Jakarta Election – Alternative View: Beyond Religion
While religion was a major factor in the recent Jakarta election for governor, fear of oppression and social welfare were significant issues framed by Anies-Sandi and successfully used to mobilise voters. Strategic ...
New Trends in Humanitarian Assistance – Enticing the Private Sector : The Value Chain Approach
Since the Sulawesi quake and tsunami, ASEAN member states have agreed to increase financial contributions to Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations. However, an alternative framing of HADR is needed ...
Rebalancing with India: safeguarding the Indo-Pacific maritime region
The Indian Navy’s foray into the Western Pacific is a demonstration of New Delhi’s Look East-Act East policy. It also responds to President Obama’s overture to India for a strategic partnership in balancing the rise of China.
TPP: A win for ASEAN, A loss for WTO?
With the TPP being concluded, what will be its impact on the regional and global levels? The TPP’s effect on ASEAN states depends on whether the countries are part of the deal as well as their respective domestic policies. ...
Jakarta terrorist attacks: the threat from the Islamic State
The Jakarta terrorist attacks signal the extension of Islamic State operations to Southeast Asia. The threat of an IS province in the region is likely to continue for over a decade.
Muhammadiyah: The Challenge of Rising Conservatism
Ostensibly a champion of moderate Islam in Indonesia, Muhammadiyah is itself challenged by a growing conservatism in Indonesian politics. How should Indonesia’s second largest Muslim organisation cope with this turn towards ...
2017 Jakarta Election and Indonesia’s Democracy, Jakarta’s Contentious Election: What Anies Baswedan’s Victory Means
Jakarta’s 2017 Gubernatorial Election is Indonesia’s most discussed political event so far. Marked by tacit competition between oligarchs and the mobilisation of religion-related issues to capture votes, the victory of ...
From Paris to Jakarta: How Terror Attacks Drive Mobile Engagement
Thanks to mobile communication, the 14 January Jakarta attacks were documented by eye-witnesses through their mobile phone cameras and distributed over quick-sharing applications. This also brought the experience to a whole ...
After Liberal Peace: The Changing Concept of Peace-building
It has become increasingly apparent that both the liberal peacebuilding framework of the 1990s (as defined by the UN’s Agenda for Peace), and the more critical responses since (as outlined in the recent High Level Panel ...