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South China Sea : worsening dispute or growing clarity in claims?
In May 2009 Malaysia and Vietnam made submissions to extend their continental shelves beyond 200 nautical miles into the South China Sea, and China objected to their submissions. While adding a layer of ...
India’s emerging land warfare doctrines and capabilities
Maintaining India’s territorial integrity and its social and economic well-being have been the country’s principal national security concerns. Lately, the country’s foremost security concern has been to resist ...
UAE nuclear agreement : a model for Southeast Asia?
The United Arab Emirates has concluded a US$20 billion deal with a Korean company for the construction of four 1400 MW nuclear reactors to be operational by 2017. The deal is seen as an industrial benchmark for others ...
Asian threat forecast 2010
Terrorism and insurgency will remain the tier-one national security threat worldwide in 2010. To reduce the global threat, governments will have to enhance collaboration and build robust community engagement programmes and ...
Jihadism studies in counter ideology : time for initiation in universities
Responding to jihadist terrorism has always not been easy. Although a huge amount of resources has been spent on this since September 11, the problem has not really gone away. Is it time to optimise the soft approach, ...
Made in China : Beijing woos Southeast Asian defence market
Defence cooperation between China and some Southeast Asian nations are edging ever closer as Beijing-backed Chinese firms ramp up arms transfers to the region. This is amidst calls for ASEAN to be less dependent on western ...
The MSK family affair : is blood thicker than water?
The announcement that Singapore JI leader Mas Selamat Kastari has been sheltered by three family members has focused attention on how family ties can come in the way of national security considerations. In the final ...
Malaysia’s ulama in contention : case of Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin
The religious establishment in Malaysia has acted against Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin, a young and popular Muslim ulama with reformist views. Malaysian government leaders appear to have taken a ‘hands off’ approach in the case.
Do stated goals matter? : regional institutions in East Asia and the dynamic of unstated goals
Do stated goals matter for the agents of regional institutions in East Asia? This question arises from an empirical puzzle described by the endurance of extant institutions and instances of institutional creation ...
China’s military build-up in the early twenty-first century : from arms procurement to war-fighting capability
Since the late 1990s, China’s military arsenal has been dramatically modernised. However, the actual military value of the newly developed systems has yet to be clarified. This study attempts to do so, on the basic ...