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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 ...
Ageing Arsenals in Southeast Asia: Impact on Military Modernisation
Military modernisation in Southeast Asian countries has been viewed as an issue of military procurements threatening regional stability. Many regional armed forces face the challenge of managing a proper life cycle for ...
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 ...
Southeast Asian Terrorism: Rise of the Uighur Factor
Chinese Uighurs are adding a new dimension to the threat of terrorism in Southeast Asia. Battle-hardened, ideologically fortified and networking with Islamic State, the Uighur militants pose a new challenge to the region ...
Indonesians’ Response to Jakarta Attacks: New Strategy to Curb ISIS’ Influence?
Indonesians’ response to the recent Jakarta terror attacks marks a significant shift of attitude toward terrorism and martyrdom. It is a stark contrast to seven years ago when a similar situation took place in the world’s ...
China's Quantum Satellite Experiments: Strategic and Military Implications
While China’s quantum science satellite (QSS) project is part of the Strategic Priority Programme on Space Science, the country’s first space exploration programme intended purely for scientific research, its experiments ...
Hillary Clinton’s Foreign Policy Paradox
Paradoxically, although US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is relying on her extensive foreign policy experience to bolster her electoral appeal, her actual track record as a foreign policy decision maker is worrisome.
Extraction of plant-based capsules for microencapsulation applications
Microcapsules derived from plant-based spores or pollen provide a robust platform for a diverse range of microencapsulation applications. Sporopollenin exine capsules (SECs) are obtained when spores or pollen are processed ...
Inducing ischemia-reperfusion injury in the mouse ear skin for intravital multiphoton imaging of immune responses
Ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) occurs when there is transient hypoxia due to the obstruction of blood flow (ischemia) followed by a subsequent re-oxygenation of the tissues (reperfusion). In the skin, ischemia-reperfusion ...
In search of patterns among travellers' hotel ratings in TripAdvisor
This paper sheds light on ways travellers’ rating patterns in the hotel review website TripAdvisor differ between independent and chain hotels. To delve deeper, travellers were classified according to their profiles, namely, ...