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Singapore and the Middle East : launching the second wave
Singapore kicked off 2008 with what appears to be the second wave of its Middle East diplomacy. While there are clearly opportunities for Singapore’s public and private sectors in the Middle East, there is also scope for ...
The Asian financial crisis and ASEAN’s concept of security
The Asian financial crisis (1997-1998) led the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to critically examine its approach to regional security issues. As a result, the ASEAN way has been transformed from its total ...
Assassination attempts in Timor-Leste : tragedy of a young nation
The recent release of several Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) members shows that the efforts of the Singapore government and the local Muslim community in de-radicalising terrorists are bearing fruit. Yet, this was overshadowed by ...
Barack Obama : winds of change in the war on terror?
President-elect Barack Obama's campaign promise of drastic changes in America's strategy against terrorism appears good for domestic consumption. However, any policy by the new administration will have strategic consequences ...
Outlook for Malaysia's 12th general elections
As Malaysia prepares for its twelfth general elections, scheduled for 8 March 2008, most pundits and observers agree that it is unlikely that the 2004 performance can be reproduced. Public opinion has homed in on the ...
Mumbai's aftermath : can India, Pakistan close ranks?
After the terror attacks in Mumbai, nuclear neighbours India and Pakistan have shown significant restraint amidst widespread fears of a military escalation. Their ability to avoid a conflict, however, depends on the ...
Fracturing, fixing and healing bodies in the films of Fruit Chan
This article explores the treatment of the issues of disability and healing in the films of ...
Taiwan : after the KMT landslide
The landslide victory by Taiwan's opposition party, KMT, in the January 12 parliamentary election is likely to mend the domestic ethnic split and improve Taiwan-China relations. This will bring peace and stability to the ...
Self-radicalisation and national security : new threat, new response
The recent arrest of three self-radicalised Singaporeans has raised the question whether there is a need for the public to be further incorporated into the national security framework. This commentary argues for such a move.
Southern Philippines : the way forward for stalled peace
The road to peace in Southern Philippines is when the four gatekeepers of peace - the MILF, the MNLF, the traditional leaders, and the leaders of the affected Christian provinces - work out a political settlement acceptable ...