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Two Earthquakes, Different Responses: HADR Actors in Southeast Asia
In December 2016, twelve years after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, Aceh was once again struck by an earthquake. However, over the past decade the landscape of responders has evolved and changed and there ...
The Siege of Marawi City: Some Lessons
As the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) closes in on the dwindling number of IS militants in Marawi, various terrorist tactics learned from the wars in Iraq and Syria are being replicated to worsen the conflict in ...
Strategic Contours of China’s Arms Exports
China’s global geopolitical aspirations, backed by growing economic clout, shape the direction and character of its military-technological choices and China’s strategic interest to strengthen its position in global arms markets.
Plight of the Rohingya: Fuelling Muslim Assertiveness
The plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority is becoming the Muslim world’s latest rallying call. It has also become a new arena for the.ir multiple rivalries. Calls for military intervention on behalf of the ...
Global Maritime Nexus: Towards A Grand Strategy for Indonesia?
On 23 February 2017, Indonesia published a presidential regulation concerning Indonesian maritime policy (Perpres 16/2017). Since President Jokowi first unveiled his vision of Poros Maritim Dunia (Global Maritime Fulcrum) ...
World Agricultural Forum 2017 - The Triple Challenge for Agriculture: Trade, Food Security & New Technologies
One might rightly ask why the three topics of trade, food security and new technology might be ‘challenges’ for agriculture and by extension food and fibre production. How do all three help ensure a food secure world?
Natural Entities Now Legally People: Enough to Save Them?
In recent weeks, courts in New Zealand and India have granted legal personhood status to three rivers and glaciers. While this is a significant legal development, will this strategy to protect these entities from environmental ...
Indonesia-Australia Ties: Joint Patrols in the South China Sea?
A proposal for “joint patrols” between Indonesia and Australia in the eastern part of the South China Sea, which was raised in October 2016, became highly publicised just before President Joko Widodo’s visit to Australia ...
US Strategy in Afghanistan: An Indian Perspective
The recently announced US strategy for Afghanistan was welcomed by the Indian Government but does not address underlying Indian concerns. Indian diplomacy has to convince major strategic partners of the advantages of a ...
Strengthening ASEAN-US Relations: Korean Peninsula as Conduit?
Much attention has been paid to how the recently concluded 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila has dealt with the South China Sea disputes. Now is perhaps the time for ASEAN to strengthen its regional security credentials by paying ...