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Hadi Tjahjanto : Who is TNI’s New Chief?
The new Indonesian Armed Forces Commander, Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, created waves when he reversed the reshuffle of the military top brass initiated by his predecessor, General Gatot Nurmantyo. Who is Indonesia’s ...
Trump in Asia: Free Trade Under Threat?
‘America First’ has been the prevailing tagline guiding Trump’s trade policy. As he returns from his recent extended tour of Asia, what is the outlook for US-Asia trade?
The Marawi Narrative: “Inside the Caliphate”
Undeterred by its military setbacks in Marawi, the so-called Islamic State (IS) is now calling for a war of liberation and propagating an anti-Christian and anti-government narrative for continuing violence in and outside ...
US-Russia relations under Trump presidency: will the reset come to pass?
Donald Trump’s pre-election admiration for Russian president Vladimir Putin as a “strong leader” has raised hopes of a ‘reset’ of diplomatic relations since the deterioration of the US-Russia ties in this decade. While it ...
Avenging Christchurch Terror : Indonesian Militant Responses
The March 2019 massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand by a white supremacist has sparked retaliatory messages from Islamist militants in Indonesia. Outrage from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) and its ...
Post-Lee Kuan Yew World : Is His Strategic Vision Still Relevant?
Singapore’s founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew shaped the country’s foreign policy since its independence in 1965. But the world has changed much with the shifting geopolitical balance of power and disruptions caused by ...
21st Century Military Modernisation : Its Challenges
When a military organisation modernises its combat capabilities, it is natural to expect the new capabilities to be better than the old ones. This improvement is typically measured in terms of lethality. However, lethality ...
Singapore’s Total Defence : Overcoming Complacency
The absence of terror attacks in Singapore has led many Singaporeans to become complacent about the threat landscape. This could in turn, undermine national crisis preparedness. How can Singaporeans avoid this complacency mindset?
An ASEAN Way to Prevent Violent Extremism?
Grassroots initiatives to prevent or counter violent extremism (P/CVE) can lose legitimacy through close association with a state’s national security structure. Organisation through an institutionalised regional network ...
North Korea Sanctions: Will China Get Tougher?
China appears to have taken tougher measures against North Korea in response to its fourth nuclear test. It may be prepared to be harsher if Pyongyang continues with its provocations.