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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 ...
Imagining the internet : learning and access to information in Singapore's public libraries
Purpose – This study aims to investigate the discourses surrounding the provision of internet access in Singapore through the public library system and to consider what the government, librarians and members of the public ...
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.
The Malacca Strait : will it continue to be safe?
The Republic of Singapore Navy issued an unprecedented advisory last week for shipping to improve security measures while transiting the Malacca Strait. It shows the continued need for vigilance despite the many security ...
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 ...
Asian and global financial crises : consequences for East Asian regionalism
This paper provides a comparative study of the consequences of the Asian and global financial crises for East Asian regionalism. It explains how and why the effects of the two crises on regional institutions were divergent ...
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 ...
Nanoscale polarization relaxation of epitaxial BiFeO3 thin film
The polarization relaxation phenomena in a 40-nm-thick epitaxial BiFeO3 thin film grown on a (001) SrTiO3 substrate with SrRuO3 bottom electrode, was studied in nanoscale using dual-frequency resonance-tracking piezoresponse ...