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Islamic State’s Wilayah Philippines: Implications for Southeast Asia
The announcement of Wilayah Philippines in southern Philippines epitomises a new IS strategy to “pivot” to Southeast Asia. It signals a direct threat to countries in the region even as IS Central comes under pressure in ...
India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Growing Regional Significance
As China expands its maritime reach in the Indian Ocean, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands off the coast of India have gone high up on the priority list for New Delhi’s defence policy. The Modi government should develop a ...
The Mahathir-Anwar Handshake: Patching Up to Shake Up?
Mahathir’s surprise move to reach out to Anwar is promising to shake up Malaysian politics. Can they succeed?
What Duterte Portends for Philippine Foreign Policy
Contrary to his reputation as a foul-mouthed provincial statesman, the Philippines’ incoming president Rodrigo Duterte may very well end up as a sophisticated and nuanced geopolitical player over the South China Sea disputes ...
Robotisation of Militaries: Organisational, Policy and Operational Issues
Military organisations world over have to grapple with a range of organisational, policy, and operational issues with the expanding role of robotic systems. This is coupled with increased automation of functions and processes ...
Rising China Confronts Maritime Southeast Asia
China’s rejection of the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruling on its expansive claim to the South China Sea has set itself up for confrontation with maritime states in Southeast Asia. It will also heighten tensions within ASEAN.
Saudi Arabia’s Shaken Pillars: Impact on Southeast Asian Muslims
Recent geopolitical developments in the Middle East have shaken Saudi Arabia’s long-standing ideational “pillars” that underpin its domestic and foreign policies. For Muslims in Southeast Asia where Saudi Arabian soft power ...
Wisdom of the (Private) Crowd: Helping Law Enforcement Crowdsourcing
Crowdsourcing on private chat platforms taps into users’ intrinsic motivations and social bonds, resulting in speedy solution to challenges. Law enforcement crowdsourcing efforts can benefit from these insights.
After Nice: The Threat Within Europe
The mass truck attack on pedestrians along a promenade in Nice on Bastille Day marks a significant new stage in Islamic State's transformation to a global terrorist movement. It epitomises the IS strategy to seed a culture ...
Driving Out ISIS From Libya: What Lies Ahead?
Libyan forces with US air support are driving out Islamic State fighters in Libya. Still the oil-rich nation is deeply divided by rival factions and armed militias.