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War on Drugs : How To Win in Philippines, Bangladesh
The counter-narcotics efforts of the Philippines and Bangladesh can be successful only if a comprehensive and long-term approach is taken.
Terrorist Threat Assessment for 2019
The global terrorist and extremist threat is likely to persist in 2019 as the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group goes through a phase of re-adaptation and de-centralisation. This threat will remain given the global failure ...
To Ratify or Not to Ratify? Malaysia’s CPTPP Question
Malaysia is unlikely to ratify the CPTPP in the short term, but efforts to create new and improve existing trade arrangements should continue amidst a volatile global economic environment.
Assessment of IS Ideological Threat
On 18 February 2019, Berita Harian published an article on the ideological threat posed by the IS terrorist group (“Penilaian ke atas ancaman ideologi IS”). This is an abridged version of the article which dwells on IS’ ...
The Pulwama Attack’s After Effects : Fake News and Rumours
The terrorist attack in Kashmir which resulted in the death of more than 40 members of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has generated fresh tensions between India and Pakistan. The Pakistan-based terrorism group ...
The Rakhine Crisis – Role of ASEAN
Violence in Rakhine state, involving the Myanmar national armed forces (Tatmadaw) and the outlawed Arakan army has added pressure on ASEAN to take concrete action to improve the situation in the state. ASEAN’s own credibility ...
Sri Lanka’s Drug Scourge
Sri Lanka’s recent move to bring back capital punishment for convicted drug offenders has put a spotlight on growing narcotics related crime in the country. The government’s apparent tough stance is in response to concerns ...
Putin’s State-of-the-Nation Speech : Primacy of Domestic Politics
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual address to both houses of Parliament on the 20 February 2019 predictably focussed on the country’s domestic challenges. Like his 2018 speech it reaffirms his commitment to improving ...
Trump-Kim Summit II : Challenges of Nuclear Issues to Regional Peace
As President Trump and Chairman Kim converge in Hanoi for their second summit, the key question is whether this will lead to any real breakthrough.
Sri Lanka : An Ideological Power Struggle
The ideological moorings of leaders in Sri Lanka, as they struggle for power, are as important as the strategic stakes of China and India in the Indian Ocean island state.