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Mullah Umar's death: implications of Taliban leader's demise
The death of the Taliban leader Mullah Umar will spark a protracted power struggle within the Taliban movement and derail the fledgling peace process between the Taliban and Afghan government. Islamic State will benefit ...
After Muhammad Wanndy: What Next?
Malaysian IS operative in Syria Muhammad Wanndy bin Muhammad Jedi has been killed in a drone attack on 29 April 2017. Who is Muhammad Wanndy and who will succeed him?
The post-Brexit world: how should East Asian finance cope?
The post-Brexit world is now bracing for the immediate effects on financial markets, including in East Asia. More enhanced macroeconomic policy coordination is needed. Yet, a strong political will is required for successful ...
Seeing Through The Fog of Trade War
In the US, trade policy is making the headlines, and maybe the headlines are making trade policy. Other governments need to look beyond the rhetoric and continue to work on the co-operative structures that can eventually ...
The Global System: New Developmental Model Needed?
The ever-shifting “tectonic plates” of economics, business, technology, politics, and security around the world has created an era of uncertainty, resulting in declining global confidence. Where do we go from here?
1.5°C Too Soon : More Must Be Done
The latest IPCC special report released in early October 2018 estimated that global temperature increase may reach 1.5°C anytime between 2030 and 2050. This is much sooner than the end of the century timeframe set in the ...
Cryptocurrencies: Potential For Terror Financing
Given their transaction anonymity and user-friendliness, cryptocurrencies appeal to extremist groups as they offer a viable alternative to the mainstream financial system and fiat money which are perceived as ‘kafir’ ...
'Non-zero sum' mindset in inter-faith relations
Religious harmony built on scant knowledge and a non-inclusive attitude of the "Religious Other” will not endure the severe tests on interreligious relations in a world replete with religious-linked conflicts. A non-zero ...
G20 in China: Effective or Irrelevant?
The 2016 G20 Summit that took place in Hangzhou, China on 4-5 September, produced some significant achievements particularly on combating climate change. Despite some disappointments, they also advanced bilateral diplomacy ...
G20: hopes and realities
Many see recent agreements struck by G20 nations as a sign of the organisation’s effectiveness and a source of optimism for future international cooperation. However, there are important reasons to remain skeptical of ...