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Hedging against Over-dependence on US Security: Thailand and Philippines
Thailand and the Philippines are seen distancing from the US and leaning toward China. This should not be understood as switching allegiances but as refusing to choose sides and diversifying their economic, diplomatic and ...
Economic and strategic dimensions of mega-FTAs: A perception survey of Asian opinion leaders
The advent of mega-free trade agreements (mega-FTAs) including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a ...
Food Security Now: New Norm or False Dawn?
The world is experiencing a situation of slower economic growth and lower commodity prices translated into relatively lower Food Price Indices for many countries. This “new norm” benefits urban consumers but poses potential ...
Escalations in the East China Sea: Is Conciliation Possible?
Responding to both domestic and external pressures, China sends a strong signal by raising tensions in the East China Sea. Japan is likely to continue engagement of Southeast Asia to balance the perceived Chinese provocation. ...
Philippines’ Next President: Implications for ASEAN
As Filipinos elect their new president in one of most hotly contested elections in 30 years, the prospects of a maverick becoming their leader raises questions about the return of strong-man rule and its implications for ...
Society, Technology and National Security
As Singaporean society becomes increasingly and intimately interwoven with technology, a new national security challenge may emerge which Singapore will have to contend with.
Strengthening Tolerance in Indonesia
In a democratic society where people are free to spread ideas, acts of intolerance are inevitable. There are, however, established strategies to strengthen tolerance.
Chinese Fishermen at Frontline of Maritime Disputes: An Alternative Explanation
Poaching of endangered marine species could be a key factor which drives the Chinese fishermen to the frontline of the regional maritime disputes.
India and Japan: Emerging Indo-Pacific Security Partnership
India and Japan, motivated primarily by shared concerns about China, have been developing a closer defence partnership defined by regular maritime exercises and high-level political consultations. The upward trajectory in ...
China vs. India: The Great Arms Contest
As China and India compete for regional great-power status, their respective defence industries play a key role. China appears to have had more success in modernising its arms industry, by introducing more free-market ...