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US Strategy in the South China Sea: Five Pillars for a Proposed Trump Plan
Many analysts have lamented the lack of strategic vision in the Trump administration’s approach to the South China Sea. Such a strategy can be crafted on five pillars: international law; deterrence; incentives; diplomatic ...
Fukushima Six Years After: East Asia’s Nuclear Energy Conundrum
Human factors such as complacency and lack of questioning attitude have been identified as key contributors to the Fukushima nuclear disaster. But six years after the incident, East Asian states have yet to address human ...
Engaging Youth as a Bulwark Against ISIS Extremism
ISIS considers psychologically vulnerable youth as a strategic resource to be exploited. It is thus important for governments, civil society and businesses to harness youth as a bulwark against ISIS extremism.
US - China: Competing Amidst Two Transitions
Power transition is the standard explanation for current US-China tensions. But another – more fundamental – transition remains unaddressed.
North Korea’s ICBMs: What Now?
North Korea’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) hardly change the overall USDPRK strategic calculus. The only practical policy course is to implement isolative strategies that limit the threat from Pyongyang.
North Korea Threat: How Should ASEAN Respond?
Although ASEAN should be concerned about the North Korean threat given the grave security implications to the wider Asia-Pacific region, ASEAN should be mindful of its actual raison d’etre to avoid distorting its credentials ...
Social Media and “Fake News”: Impact on Social Cohesion in Singapore
Social media’s wide reach and influence accentuate the negative effects of inaccurate sentiments circulated online. Building resilience is essential in maintaining Singapore’s social cohesion.
Soldiers, Militants, and Small Drones
Small drones are seeing an explosion in its popular use, from state troops to non-state actors such as militants. Indeed, the non-state actors are threatening to match conventional forces in offensive weaponry by acquiring ...
Does Japan Really Want To Go Nuclear?
There has been a flurry of articles speculating that it might be a good thing for regional security if Japan “went nuclear”. However, this would require much more than simply building nuclear weapons, in particular requiring ...
TPP’s Resurrection: Will It Be Finally Ratified?
The resurrected and renamed TPP, or the CPTPP, is a “high quality agreement” in terms of content and economic impacts. The ratification rule has been revised, which should facilitate the signing of the final agreement.