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India and Japan: Emerging Indo-Pacific Security Partnership
India and Japan, motivated primarily by shared concerns about China, have been developing a closer defence partnership defined by regular maritime exercises and high-level political consultations. The upward trajectory in ...
Checkpoint or Chokepoint: Aviation Security Lessons from Istanbul and Brussels
International airports are highly secured buildings, because they are attractive targets for individuals or groups seeking to make a statement, be it out of political, religious, or social frustrations. Some security experts ...
Pedantic Semantics or Strategic Discourse? The Politics of Talking about Terrorism
The language chosen by leaders to discuss terrorism and extremism has the power to shape and (de)legitimise particular strategic responses. Politically incorrect discourse will only lead to politically incorrect decisions.
Martial Law and Trust: Humanitarian Challenges in Marawi
The decision to invoke martial law in Mindanao, Philippines, entailed a familiar quandary between military expediency and maintaining relationships of trust between state institutions and society. Mindanao’s experiences ...
The Rohingya Crisis: Regional Security Implications
After the border attacks in Maungdaw by Muslim militants, the Tatmadaw (Myanmar national army) has been accused of raping and killing Rohingya and burning their villages by the media and human rights groups. This has ...
Winning the Battle of the Memes
In the ongoing struggle against violent extremism, winning the battle of the memes is very important. Four factors: Message, Messenger, Mechanism and Market Receptivity, are relevant in ensuring the “stickiness” of memes.
Game Changer in the Maritime Disputes
On 12 July 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague delivered its long-awaited ruling on the maritime territorial dispute between the Philippines and China. The ruling was a game-changer in the disputes.
The Rise of Trump and Its Global Implications - Trump’s Middle East: Back to the Future
President-elect Donald J. Trump’s clearest indication yet of his policy approach towards the Middle East and North Africa was tucked into a recent thank-you speech in Cincinnati. It is a transaction-based return to support ...
The Rise of Trump and Its Global Implications - Malaysia-US Relations: Challenges and Continuities
In the coming Trump era, Malaysia-US relations are likely to face both challenges and continuities. Existing structural factors would continue to undergird Malaysia-US relations while potential extremes of the Trump ...
Securing energy supply and maritime interests : seeking convergence
As ASEAN’s energy demand is likely to increase by almost two-thirds in the period up to 2040, the regional oil and gas resources in the offshore zones of the ASEAN member states will become even more important for enhancing ...