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After Nice: The Threat Within Europe
The mass truck attack on pedestrians along a promenade in Nice on Bastille Day marks a significant new stage in Islamic State's transformation to a global terrorist movement. It epitomises the IS strategy to seed a culture ...
Foreign Policy Lessons from the Terrex Episode
The recent impounding of the nine Singapore Terrex armoured personnel carriers was widely perceived as a proxy pressure tactic not just against Singapore but also other parties that stand in the way of China’s interests. ...
Southeast Asia’s Naval Shipbuilding Industry: Challenges Ahead
Naval shipbuilding in Southeast Asia, although ambitious in scope, is likely to remain limited to low-tech manufacturing (hulls and sub-assemblies), MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul), and a few showcase projects.
Clickbait: Fake News and Role of the State
States all around the world are seeking to restrict the proliferation of ‘fake news’ to insulate their populations against messages that may destabilise their societies. But is the state the best entity to combat fake news?
Rohingya crisis : breaking the unending cycle of Exodus
The current exodus of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar is not new. But it exacerbates the long standing waves of Rohingya outflow into Bangladesh, followed by mass return to Myanmar. What is new: the dimension of the problem ...
IS Misconception of Bay’at: Nuances in Oath of Allegiance
Investigations of a Singaporean national Imran Kassim on terrorism-related charges reveal that a flawed understanding of the concept of bay’at (oath of allegiance) played a role in his violent radicalisation. It is vital ...
Driving Out ISIS From Libya: What Lies Ahead?
Libyan forces with US air support are driving out Islamic State fighters in Libya. Still the oil-rich nation is deeply divided by rival factions and armed militias.
2017 Jakarta Election and Indonesia’s Democracy, Jakarta’s Contentious Election: What Anies Baswedan’s Victory Means
Jakarta’s 2017 Gubernatorial Election is Indonesia’s most discussed political event so far. Marked by tacit competition between oligarchs and the mobilisation of religion-related issues to capture votes, the victory of ...
Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh : its multi-dimensional implications
There has been ethnic tension in Myanmar’s Rakhine State in recent years. The crisis has triggered a mass exodus into neighbouring Bangladesh generating security threats to the South Asian country.
The Rise of Trump and Its Global Implications - Japan and India: Deepening Ties in Age of Uncertainty
The largely successful bilateral summit between Japan and the US points to the ability of the longstanding alliance to ride out a few diplomatic storms. However, lingering uncertainties highlight the need for Japan to ...