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Taking Shape: New Global Financial Architecture
The declining influence of Western-dominated institutions such as the IMF and World Bank has led to the rise of regional alternatives like the AIIB. They will likely complement each other to provide global 'public goods'.
“Enemies” of God: Extremists’ Perception of the Religious Other
Muslim extremists perceive people of other religion as “enemies” of God. This perception is formed through a perverted interpretation of Islamic scriptures.
New Trends in Humanitarian Assistance – The Private Turn in Humanitarian Aid
To bridge funding gaps in humanitarian assistance, states will need to re-examine their roles, relative to the private sector. Humanitarian technologies offer a potential high-volume, low-profit margin sector which can be ...
The South China Sea Precedent : Rising Instability Amidst Revisionist Tendencies
Declining US leadership and a weakening rules-based order are interdependent with Beijing’s rising revisionism and assertiveness. How this has played out in the South China Sea is a dangerous precedent for other military ...
Ketamine Antidepressant : Breakthrough or Potential Hazard?
Millions of people worldwide suffer from depression. Ketamine has emerged in the West as a promising antidepressant. Its use in depression therapy raises important safety and security questions.
Pyeongchang Winter Olympics – What’s Behind the Korean Unification Flag?
The Korean unification flag, in its first version, consists of a blue and undivided Korean peninsula as well as Jeju island to its south. There is a lot more to this flag than meets the eye.
Violent Extremism and its Continuum
ISIS may have suffered battlefield reverses, but in some respects – not least ideologically – it is resilient. Analysts, academics and security officials should resist the impulse to call time on the study of these types ...
The US-Launched Trade War : Its Wide-Ranging Impact
The United States under President Trump has in effect launched a trade war with its announcement of new tariffs targeted at imports from US allies and China. But this strategy could backfire, with devastating effects that ...
COP24 and the Silesia Declaration : Impact on Palm Oil
The negotiations in the recently concluded COP24 in Katowice produced a critical rulebook for the 2015 Paris Agreement. Equally important is the Silesia Declaration signed during the conference. It exhorted relevant ...
The Emergence of Indonesia’s Ocean Policy
Indonesia finally has a comprehensive Ocean Policy to steer all government agencies towards a single, unified direction: to realise the Global Maritime Fulcrum (GMF) vision of President Joko Widodo to be a strong maritime ...