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Remembering Operation Jaywick : Singapore’s Asymmetric Warfare
Decades before the concept of asymmetric warfare became popular, Singapore was already the site of a deadly Allied commando attack on Japanese assets. There are lessons to be learned from this episode.
BIMSTEC : Re-modelling for a Bigger Role?
Changing geopolitical realities in the region have brought about a renewed interest in the Bay of Bengal. Can BIMSTEC utilise the momentum to remodel itself as a grouping to be reckoned with?
Operation Tinombala: Indonesia’s New Counter-Terrorism Strategy
The serious threat posed by the self-styled Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has led to an expansion of the Indonesian military’s role in counter-terrorism. This was demonstrated in Operation Tinombala that disabled ...
The Advent of “CyWar” : Are We Ready?
The recent SingHealth hack and the fake news phenomenon are likely harbingers of an emergent inflection point in contemporary war: CyWar. The aim of CyWar is to secure command of a State’s “hard” and “soft” cyberspace. It ...
Plural Traditions in Plural Societies : Inclusivity in Inter-Religious Dialogue
In December, Singapore hosted ASEAN’s inaugural interfaith exchange programme. It was a platform for sharing best practices among the region’s neighbours, especially inter-religious dialogue. While an important tool for ...
Hedging against Over-dependence on US Security: Thailand and Philippines
Thailand and the Philippines are seen distancing from the US and leaning toward China. This should not be understood as switching allegiances but as refusing to choose sides and diversifying their economic, diplomatic and ...
Economic and strategic dimensions of mega-FTAs: A perception survey of Asian opinion leaders
The advent of mega-free trade agreements (mega-FTAs) including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a ...
Rohingya Refugees in Malaysia: Need for Policy Rethink
With the United States closing its doors on refugees, the Malaysian authorities should prepare long term strategies to accommodate over 200,000 Rohingya within its borders who lack rights and legal protection.
Sustainable Development : Can ASEAN Lead the Process?
ASEAN is planning to establish its Centre for Sustainable Development Studies and Dialogue (ACSDSD). Whether the Centre will provide ASEAN leadership in SD cooperation depends on the entity’s design. Southeast Asian ...
Singapore’s ASEAN Chairmanship : Advancing Peace & Security
Peace in ASEAN has been good for Singapore. As ASEAN Chair for 2018, Singapore has worked hard to enhance these prospects during its tenure which just ended.