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The PCA Ruling and ASEAN: A Call for Unity
The much-awaited ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration on the maritime dispute in the South China Sea between the Philippines and China was finally delivered. Taken together, it was nothing short of a comprehensive ...
Strengthening US-Singapore Strategic Partnership: Opportunities and Challenges
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s visit to the United States last week capped efforts by the two countries to advance their strategic partnership during the Obama administration. But both sides will need to navigate ...
Tailored Deterrence: Influencing North Korean Decision-Making
With strategic realities on the Korean Peninsula becoming more “fluid” or multi-faceted with multiple threat dimensions, defence planners in the US-ROK Alliance have been rethinking existing strategies for responding to ...
The Swine Flu Alert: Keeping Asia Safe
After years of concern about H5N1 bird flu, the new flu causing global alarm is a pig virus of the H1N1 family. As influenza reports erupt around the world, inevitable questions are arising. Is this the big one? Are we prepared?
Myanmar’s evolving maritime security landscape
While the ongoing conflict in Rakhine State means Myanmar’s security concerns remain primarily land based, it may have varying implications for Myanmar’s maritime security cooperation in the region.
Food Security in China: Whither the Self-sufficiency Policy?
There is a need to identify the key food security threats to the country at different stages.
ASEAN and Soft Balancing : South China Sea As Zone of Peace?
The soft balancing toward China by regional states, in particular by ASEAN, has produced mixed results. Is it time to declare the South China Sea a zone of peace under UN auspices? Despite limitations, this may be the next ...
Indian Ocean Conference 2016 in Singapore: India's Soft Power on Display
Enacting India’s Act East policy was central to a high profile India-hosted Conference on the Indian Ocean held in Singapore. India’s intent to be the major power in the Indian Ocean employing an essentially soft power ...
A Japan with Fewer Japanese: Enter the Machines
Japan has long been beset by persisting demographic challenges – an ageing population, a shrinking workforce, and a reluctance to embrace immigration. However, as computers and robots are poised to take over many job ...
Improving Disaster Response: Role of Knowledge Sharing
The Asia-Pacific region is the world’s most disaster-prone region; a more efficient, coordinated disaster management system has never been needed more. There is growing recognition that a robust system of information and ...