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Indonesian Presidential Election 2019 – Old Soldiers Never Die : Retired Officers Behind Jokowi, Prabowo
Several retired senior military officers have declared their support for either incumbent President Joko Widodo or his challenger Prabowo Subianto in the upcoming April 2019 presidential election. How will support of these ...
Indonesian Presidential Election 2019 – Jokowi’s Chances in Post-Kalla South Sulawesi
Jusuf Kalla’s elusive support for Joko Widodo (Jokowi) along with strong backing from Islamist groups for Prabowo Subianto does not bode well for Jokowi’s chances in South Sulawesi. Growing discontent towards old established ...
Indo-Pacific : One Region, Many Visions?
Diverse perspectives on the idea of “Indo-Pacific” are resulting in a lack of clarity on this concept. As a framework, the Indo-Pacific seeks to create a connected multipolar Asia that must be governed by commonly agreed ...
Democracy in Crisis : It’s the next disruption
The established democracies like Britain, France and the US are facing unprecedented challenges, with their political leadership unable to manage the deep divisions among their peoples. These societies are undergoing ...
Changing Federal-State Relations – Malaysia’s Third Vote : Bringing Back Local Council Elections?
Members of Pakatan Harapan (PH) have called on the new government to reinstitute local council elections in order to increase transparency, accountability, and democratisation. While local council elections may strengthen ...
India-Pakistan Crisis : A New International Factor
India’s “counter-terrorism” strike inside Pakistan and their brief military exchanges have brought into focus China’s apparent stake in the stability of Indo-Pakistani relations.
Bloodbath in Christchurch : The Rise of Far-Right Terrorism
Last Friday, 50 Muslims were killed when a white supremacist, Brenton Tarrant, targeted two mosques in a shooting spree in Christchurch, New Zealand. Long overshadowed by Islamist radicalism, questions are now asked about ...
Carnage in Christchurch : The Logic of Live-Streaming Slaughter
On 15 March 2019, New Zealand and the world were shocked by an Australian self-declared fascist who rampaged into two mosques and opened fire on worshippers, slaughtering 49 people. Brenton Tarrant recorded and live-streamed ...
What Next? Islamic State After the ‘Caliphate’
The recapture of territories held by Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria has enticed then Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and US President Donald Trump to proclaim victory over the group. Do such statements reflect ...
Unpacking the “Rules-Based Order”
The “Rules-Based Order” is increasingly being appealed to against the changing regional structures of the Asia-Pacific. However, understanding what each proponent understands, including differing views, about the term is ...