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After 17 July: Who is Prince of Jihad?
After a lull since the execution of the Bali bombers, the extremist online community is finally reenergised by the arrest of the Prince of Jihad. Who is he?
Deja Vu? Australia's reaction to Bali
In the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001, the French daily Le Monde eulogised the tragedy with the memorable statement: “We are all Americans now.” Following the recent Bali ...
Freedom of belief and the paradox of “Islam Hadhari”: Perspective of an Indonesian
THE LAST-MINUTE cancellation of an international inter-faith conference in mid-May underscored the current unease over issues related to religion in Malaysia. The inability of the conference to proceed as planned reflects ...
Failed States, Governance and Nation-Building: The Case of Afghanistan
Rebuilding failed states - from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe - is conventionally taken to fundamentally be an exercise in extending governance. In most cases, this occurs from the capital out; in others, it is argued more ...
Clinton's coup in Pyongyang: North Korean denuclearisation next?
The surprising release of two American journalists by North Korea came amidst current tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Is this a North Korean overture to the United States for bilateral nuclear talks?
Business Analogies at War: Insights from the world of business strategy
THE business strategy literature has relied heavily on the military metaphor, equating the market place with the battlefield and the CEO with the general. However, if the metaphor is reversed, what light, if any, can ...
Online "curriculum" of Jihad: four broad themes
There are four broad themes that can be found from the jihadist’s online ideological materials to elicit support and indoctrinate symphathisers and subsequently transform them into recruits or freelance radicals. Some ...
Indonesia: from energy security to social security
The global hike in oil prices has not only affected the economies of nations but also caused social disorder with protests breaking out in some countries. Are such demonstrations necessary, and will they be effective in ...
Kosovo: The World’s Youngest State
Kosovo, the world’s youngest state, has been the subject of considerable international assistance. They have provided stability, but the economy remains weak. Today, the best thing that the international community could ...
The Internet and Do-It-Yourself Jihadism Much Less Than Meets The Eye?
THE RECENT cases of car bombs in the United Kingdom, two found in London before detonation and a third used to attack Glasgow Airport, appears to have forced security specialists to review the phenomenon of car bombs, ...