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The South China Sea : when the elephants dance
The situation in the South China Sea has deteriorated recently. The three key players -- China, the United States and Vietnam -- can all accept some responsibility for the deterioration and should now mediate their differences.
Evolving global economic architecture : will we have a new Bretton Woods?
The Asian financial crisis (AFC) of 1997–1998 had led to calls for a “New International Financial Architecture” (NIFA) and discussions had focused on crisis prevention, management and resolution ...
Transforming the military : the energy imperative
Contemporary war-fighting platforms on land, sea and air are continually evolving, becoming more agile and deadly. But despite their increasing performance, one factor remains unchanged, that of a near-total dependency on ...
Swords to ploughshares : China’s defence-conversion policy
There are inherent structural difficulties encountered in the beating of swords into ploughshares. China sought to resolve problems associated with its defence-conversion programme with grand strategic ...
Reform of the international financial architecture : how can Asia have a greater impact in the G20?
The Asian financial crisis (AFC) of 1997–1998 had led to calls for the reform of the IFA—policies and practices of institutions that promote global financial stability. The V-shaped recovery from the crisis ...
Japan’s new security imperative : the function of globalization
Japan has steadily extended its military reach from a domestic zone of defence against territorial invasion in the late 1950s, through a regional security policy in the late 1970s, to what has now become a globally scaled ...
Asian regionalism and US policy : the case for creative adaptation
The United States belongs to various organizations and networks that encompass countries on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. The East Asia Summit (EAS) is not among them. Should the US try to join? This paper answers ...
Singapore’s new ground for overseas military training : the case for Timor-Leste
Considering Singapore’s space constraints, the city-state must continue to identify cost-effective overseas training areas to maintain and further develop the SAF’s capabilities as a full-spectrum force. One such ...
Embracing Myanmar : India’s foreign policy realism
India’s constructive engagement with Myanmar has reached a new intensity with its hosting of Senior General Than Shwe for five days at the end of July. Delhi’s strong imperatives on counter-terror cooperation, border ...
Facing food shortages : urban food security in an age of constraints
Seventy per cent of the world’s population are expected to live in urban areas by 2050. Food production to feed this larger, more urban and richer population will have to be done in the face of changing consumption ...