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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?
Emergence of Wasatiyyah Islam : Promoting ‘Middle Way’ Islam and Socio-Economic Equality in Indonesia
The spread of extremism and widening socio-economic inequality have led to a serious complication in Indonesian society. Wasatiyyah Islam, a comprehensive concept of ‘Middle Way’ Islam, must be reaffirmed to solve the ...
Overdose of Quantitative Easing : Economic Weather Changing?
The decade-long quantitative easing (QE) measures have resulted in the current reverse flow of capital from emerging markets to developed markets. This has led to an “economic drought” in the emerging markets. Would all ...
South China Sea Disputes: Nearing a Solution - Or Is It?
The likely announcement by Philippine President Duterte of the Scarborough Shoal as an environmental marine sanctuary and off limits to fishermen could prove to be the first incremental step towards defusing the South China ...
China’s [Secret] Civil-Military Megaprojects
China's emerging weapons systems, including recently deployed anti-ship ballistic missiles (DF-21D) and fighter jet prototypes (J-20, J-31), have drawn considerable interest. The country’s future military-technological ...
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 ...
New Nationalism in Trade: Regional Responses
As economic nationalism rises in some industrialised countries, the public and private sectors need to unite to defend the system that has underpinned growth.
Orienting Asean Towards Its People: Enabling Engagement With Local NGOs
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), civil-society organisations and grassroots groups are a growing phenomenon across Southeast Asia. Many of these organisations fill in gaps and provide services that are not otherwise ...
Three A’s of Military Logistics : Modernising the Armed Forces’ Tail
Autonomous systems, artificial intelligence and additive manufacturing have come to be discussed as the drivers of a futuristic brand of warfare replete with ‘killer robots’ and weapons on-demand. These technologies will ...
Rice & the private sector : Asia’s food - energy - water nexus
With global food demand and energy needs increasing amid a potential shortfall in water, the interdependencies between these resources – defined as the water-food-energy nexus – have become the resource scarcity challenge ...