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Tensions in the Yellow Sea: Crabs and the Inter-Korea Border Dispute
There has been intensified competition between fishermen from China, South Korea and North Korea to catch blue crabs around the disputed Northern Limit Line (NLL) in the Yellow Sea. As long as the maritime boundary between ...
Disaster Drones: Great Potential, Few Challenges?
The proliferation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in emergency response highlights their increasingly important role in disaster relief. However, the use of UAVs in such operations also raises important ethical and legal ...
ASEAN Unity in the Face of China’s Unilateral “Consensus”
Following the recent conclusion of the Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, some media reports suggest that China had pressured ASEAN countries to agree to a 10-point “consensus” summing up the talks. This brings ...
Chinese Corporate Players in the South China Sea: Complicating the Disputes?
China’s state-owned enterprises are increasingly engaged in various activities in the South China Sea. Their involvement, usually mingled with nationalism in China, further complicates Beijing’s policy on the dispute.
The Rise of Trump and Its Global Implications - Trump’s Impending U-turn on Climate Change: Worry for Southeast Asia?
US president-elect Donald Trump’s environmental commitments appear elusive. His remarks on climate change and his recent nominees for cabinet members have stirred domestic concerns surrounding climate-related issues. Would ...
The Terrex Vehicles Issue: China Seizes Asia-Pacific Initiative
The seizure of nine Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Terrex Vehicles on 23 November 2016 is a grim reminder of the reality of international politics: power matters. China’s recent behaviour towards Singapore is part of a ...
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 ...
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 ...
Food Security Now: New Norm or False Dawn?
The world is experiencing a situation of slower economic growth and lower commodity prices translated into relatively lower Food Price Indices for many countries. This “new norm” benefits urban consumers but poses potential ...