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Growing India-US engagement: time for a sober review
How will the growing US-India rapprochement, marked by their joint strategic vision, impact on Sino-American rivalry in the Asia-Pacific? As both China and India emerge as drivers of the global economy in the foreseeable ...
Malaysian by-elections: Najib's winning ways
After the Sarawak state elections and the recently concluded by-elections in peninsular Malaysia, momentum appears to have swung Barisan Nasional’s (BN) way. Has Prime Minister Najib Razak succeeded in regaining support, ...
China’s Conflicting Signals on the South China Sea
China’s position on the South China Sea disputes has been conflicting, if not confusing. Its grand plan to expand cooperative ties with countries along the “One Belt, One Road” initiative could be undermined by its aggressive ...
The ISIS Threat to Southeast Asia: An Assessment
The ISIS terrorist threat to Southeast Asia is not as great as that from a rejuvenated Jemaah Islamiya which has a more extensive network in the region.
Islam Nusantara: NU’s Bid to Promote “Moderate Indonesian Islam”
Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), Indonesia’s largest Muslim organisation, has sponsored an international conference as part of its strategy to promote “Islam Nusantara” worldwide. However, the concept remains deeply contested, even ...
Cyber Deterrence in Singapore : Framework & Recommendations
As a small state, Singapore’s ability to create deterrence against cyberattacks is very limited. There is limited value in pursuing classic deterrence through denial and punishment because: (i) technology is relatively ...
F-15SG: the last manned fighter for the RSAF?
The RSAF recently accepted the delivery of the first F-15SGs. This air combat platform represents a quantum leap in the RSAF’s combat capabilities. The F-15SG – like all its predecessors – may never see actual combat. It ...
Two Years Under Jokowi – Jokowi: King or Puppet?
Joko Widodo has sought to neutralise the power of oligarchs, by balancing them with other actors. How does the recalibration of Indonesia’s political dynamics shed light on Jokowi’s approach to politics? What does this ...
Malaysia’s New Opposition Party Bersatu: Balancing Potential with Public Image
Malaysia’s newest opposition party, Bersatu, will struggle to win seats in the country’s next general election if it cannot overcome its leaders’ political baggage and some key problems with its public image. Bersatu’s ...
Radicalisation of Soldiers: Growing Threat from Within?
Cases of Islamic State radicalisation involving members and ex-members of military forces have been observed in various countries. How can this phenomenon be explained?