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Hillary Clinton’s Foreign Policy Paradox
Paradoxically, although US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is relying on her extensive foreign policy experience to bolster her electoral appeal, her actual track record as a foreign policy decision maker is worrisome.
South Korea’s THAAD: Impact on China’s Nuclear Deterrent
The ability of the THAAD radar in South Korea to detect and track Chinese strategic missiles could pose a serious threat to China’s nuclear deterrent. The best solution would be to replace the powerful THAAD radar with the ...
Towards a New World Order in Eurasia? The Role of Russia and China
A new Russian-led, China-backed Eurasia-centred world order may be in the making against the backdrop of alleged Russian cyber warfare against the US and Europe. Analysts see a pattern in Russian moves that could serve ...
After The South China Sea Ruling – Resilience of the ASEAN Way: Consensual Diplomacy in Vientiane
The Vientiane communiqué of 25 July 2016 by ASEAN foreign ministers at their annual talks has been criticised as showing ineffectiveness. This is not the case if one examines it in the context of ASEAN’s diplomatic style ...
Floating Nuclear Power Plants: Are They Safe and Secure?
Floating NPPs may provide alternative energy supply to energy-scarce small states, port cities, and remote islands in the region. But just like with traditional land-based NPPs, would floating NPPs also come with potential ...
Threats of Driverless Vehicles: Leveraging New Technologies for Solutions
New technologies, such as autonomous vehicles, will change the way Singapore work, live and play; yet they also present opportunities for terrorists to innovate their modus operandi. Security agencies need to stay ahead ...
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 ...
The South China Sea Arbitration: Turning Point in Chinese Foreign Policy?
The repercussions of the South China Sea arbitration go far beyond China’s strategic and security relations in the Asia Pacific region. They may actually resemble the impact that some difficult issues such as human rights ...
Indian Ocean: Re-energising Trade Integration in IORA
The recent inaugural Indian Ocean Conference (IOC 2016) while well-timed and successful in projecting India’s soft power, failed to come up with concrete recommendations to re-energise trade within the region. This should ...
Malaysian Politics: ‘Mother of All Battles’ Shaping Up
Malaysia’s besieged leader Najib Razak claims to have turned around his political fortunes despite the 1MDB scandal. While UMNO is increasingly confident of facing the coming general election, the ground may be far from sweet.