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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 ...
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.
Jemaah Islamiyah: Still a Latent Threat
While the self-proclaimed Islamic State has spread its wings in Southeast Asia, the danger posed by Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) cannot be ignored. It has been in a state of preparation to strike when the moment is ripe.
Road To Low-Carbon ASEAN Community
Adopting energy efficiency, investing in renewables and building capabilities on nuclear energy safety may be crucial for Southeast Asia to realise a low-carbon ASEAN Community consistent with the goals of the Paris Climate ...
Malaysia’s Secular Versus Religious Divide: Mediation Could Be Key
The uneasy co-existence of civil and Shariah law in Malaysia and the polarising ethnic and religious divides within its population could be ameliorated by establishing an independent mediation committee.
Green Revolution 2.0: The Role of IT Connectivity
Projected levelling yields and a growing population forewarn a need for another Green Revolution 2.0. Mobile-enabled agri-technology in the developing world can be key enablers. It should be a priority that rural areas ...